Quick survey -- UPSs on slave nodes?

Angel Rivera angel at wolf.com
Mon Feb 10 17:17:40 EST 2003


Nicholas Webb writes: 

> At the University of Idaho we are preparing to order a new beowulf cluster
> and a vendor seemed to be shocked that we wanted UPSs attached to ALL of
> the nodes.  He stated that most people only use UPSs on the Master Node,
> unless the cluster was used for some kind of mission critical purpose.
> So the question, do you use UPSs on your slave nodes?  Arguments for not
> using UPSs on slave nodes (and vice versa)? 
>

We have conditioned power and UPS for the entire server room.
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