[Beowulf] Re: Estimating cluster power consumption - I/O issues

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Dec 17 09:30:01 EST 2005


At 11:43 PM 12/16/2005, Greg Lindahl wrote:
>On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 02:28:43PM -0800, Jim Lux wrote:
>
> > (let's see now, did I remember to push the latest version of my
> > program/kernel/script out to all the nodes?)
>
>... although you might find this to be hard, you might try asking
>someone from The Other Religion to find out how they do it. Most have
>tools for this purpose.

I'm actually pretty agnostic about it.. I've done it both ways.  My current 
preference (mostly because my computing problems don't require any local 
disk) is for diskless, but, on the other hand, I've also done the NoW type 
of cluster with a boot floppy.

>That's why this is a religious argument: both sides have working
>solutions that they like. And many people are sure that the other side
>is wrong.


Jim

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