Dual-Athlon Cluster Problems

Erwan Velu erwan at mandrakesoft.com
Thu Jan 23 14:15:29 EST 2003


Le jeu 23/01/2003 à 19:52, Martin Siegert a écrit :
> > 4/ Are there any other outstanding issues with these machines 
> >    under constant heavy load ?
> In 99% of all the crashes I have seen on my cluster (and I have seen
> a lot) the reason was bad memory. If you did not buy memory certified by
> the company that sold you the motherboard exchange it and your problems
> will go away.
Agreed, you should try to boot each node using memtest86
(http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.0.tar.gz) which is writen in
assembly code and executed at boot time so it isn't linked with any
operating system.
This is the best test I know for being sure that the memory is good.
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