Beowulf & VMWare

Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Wed Oct 30 14:27:15 EST 2002


On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Marquardt, Paul wrote:

> The organization I work for has been toying with the idea of server
> consolidation. 
> 
> One of the scenarios presented by the group was to build a Beowulf cluster
> and use VMWare GSX Server to partition it. 

Paul, I hope you read the list -- my direct email to you @okdhs.org failed.

> This solution seems to offer endless ideas of distributed processing and the
> ability to run multiple operating systems on a large clustered platform.

We've done that to a limited extent. The VM license was the main
limit, and we didn't have a customer requirement spend more time on it.

A more common thing to do is to run virtual cluster node in a VM-Ware
virtual machine, which works very well.

-- 
Donald Becker				becker at scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation		http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210		Scyld Beowulf cluster system
Annapolis MD 21403			410-990-9993

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