Diskless Cluster

Putchong Uthayopas pu at ku.ac.th
Wed Sep 17 10:37:48 EDT 2003


Hi,

That seems to be quite simple. Anyway, we found that:

1. This eat up a lot of RAM. So, it will not work well if your node does not
have large memory.
2. NFS root create a lot of overhead and does not seems to scale well.

Putchong
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Latham" <lathama at yahoo.com>
To: <msegone at ug.ms.wits.ac.za>
Cc: "beowulf" <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 3:19 AM
Subject: RE: Diskless Cluster


> diskless is my preference. simply speaking you need some good hardware
before
> you worry about software. The software is easy simply us PXE and TFTP to
get a
> kernel to your node. Then Have that kernel load a NFS root on a file
server or
> down load one to RAM. Start your system.
>
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