[Beowulf] Help req: Building a disked Beowulf

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Thu Aug 25 02:28:51 EDT 2005


On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 02:52 +0530, Chaitanya Krishna wrote:
> Hi,

> 
> 1 To get the cluster up and running parallel jobs.
> 2 The way I intend to do 1 is this. Install the OS (SuSE 9.3 Pro) on
> the master and install barebones ( I am not sure, but may be something
> like kernel, NFS and/or NIS, SSH, etc) on the rest of the nodes so
> that I am able to run parallel jobs as well as serial jobs on the
> nodes. Will require help on this.
> 3 Whatever software I install on the master should be available on the
> nodes too (I guess this is possible either with NIS or NFS). Here too
> some help!
> 4 I should have no need to propagate my executable to all the nodes
> manually to run a parallel job. I guess it should be possible if 3 is
> possible.
> 5 All the nodes should be able to store data on the drives attached to
> them Storage is very important.

Chaitanya,
   your plan sounds very reasonable.
Apologies, but I don't have much time to answer you this morning.
You could do worse than to consult Robert Brown's webpages,
Google for Brahma and Duke University.
Also get a copy of the OReilly book on Linux clustering, the latest one.



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