[Beowulf] Selection of Beowulf cluster type

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Jan 19 08:54:55 EST 2004


On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Per Lindstrom wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I am going to set up my first beowulf cluster and I have no experience 
> of this.
> 
> The cluster will be built of two dual CPU workstations.
> 
> Box 1
> MSI Pro266TD Master-LR2 (MS-9105)  (I can not recommended MSI)
> 2 x CPU Intel Tualatin 1,13 GHz with 512 L2 cashe
> 4 x 512 MB DDR SDRAM PC2100
> 
> Box 2.
> Intel model SE7505VB2 ATX PCI, FSB 533MHz
> 2 x CPU Intel 2,8 GHz Xeon with 512kB L2 cache 533FSB
> 2 x 1 GB DDR SDRAM PC2100 Reg ECC
> 
> The cluster is intended for numerical simulations (FEA) with ABAQUS
> 
> Please advise the type of  cluster you think I shall build and what 
> package to use.
> 
> For the time being I am considering following solutions:
> 
> -  Warewulf 1.16 (http://www.warewulf-cluster.org)
> 
> - OSCAR 3.0 ( http://oscar.openclustergroup.org/tiki-index.php)

You sound like you are on a good track.  I've never tried warewulf but
expect that it is fine.  OSCAR is very popular and seems to be very easy
for a novice to get going with.

   rgb

> 
> Yours faithfully
> Per Lindström
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