[Beowulf] Selection of Beowulf cluster type

Per Lindstrom klamman.gard at telia.com
Mon Jan 19 12:43:26 EST 2004


Robert G. Brown wrote:

>On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Per Lindstrom wrote:
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>>Hi,
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>>I am going to set up my first beowulf cluster and I have no experience 
>>of this.
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>>The cluster will be built of two dual CPU workstations.
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>>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
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>>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
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>>The cluster is intended for numerical simulations (FEA) with ABAQUS
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>>Please advise the type of  cluster you think I shall build and what 
>>package to use.
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>>For the time being I am considering following solutions:
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>>-  Warewulf 1.16 (http://www.warewulf-cluster.org)
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>>- OSCAR 3.0 ( http://oscar.openclustergroup.org/tiki-index.php)
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>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.
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>   rgb
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>>Yours faithfully
>>Per Lindström
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I will most probably go for the Warewulf as it should be possible to use 
the Linux distro I'm used to (Slackware) and  I think that is quite 
important as it allways cost time to change "environment".

Or is that a blind trace?

Best regards
Per Lindström
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