[Beowulf] Need Help...!

John Hearns john.hearns at clustervision.com
Mon Oct 25 15:00:49 EDT 2004


On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 09:21, Reuti wrote:
> Hi again,
>  
> > Thanks alot for the prompt reply. Right at the moment I am asked to
> > purchased the following for my cluster:
> > 
> > 1) MPI/Pro by verari systems
> > 2) PGI CDK Cluster Development Kit by Portland Group

> So you could just buy one license of the normal compiler, download MPICH at 
> http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/mpich and choose a queuing system (maybe 
> OpenPBS or better) SGE from SUN at http://gridengine.sunsource.net , it's also 
> free. In contrast to OpenPBS, you can kill the slave processes on the nodes 
> nicely with SGE and it runs really stable.

I agree with what Reuti says.
Witht he caveat that Portland make excellent products (as I'm sure
everyone on this list agrees).


In addition, I would say that you should start by looking at online
resources such as 
www.clusterworld.com
www.beowulf.org
http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/Beowulf/beowulf_book.php

Once you are a little bit familiar with these,
you should try to find a friendly company which provides turn-key Linux
clusters. They can help you with the choice of toolkits, compilers.
monitoring applications etc.

And if no such company exists in Karachi... well then there's an
opportunity for somebody.








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