[Beowulf] motherboards for diskless nodes
john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Sat Feb 26 05:59:57 EST 2005
On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 10:31 -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> Doesn't make any sense; I have seen people describe such systems where
> they download a disk image when a batch job wants a different software
> load. It's certainly doable that way: it does have different tradeoffs
> from the diskless case, but if it gives you a headache, it's probably
I've always dreamed of using User Mode Linux images for this.
In a Grid-based world, prepare a UML instance which has all the
libraries and runtime to run your code. Ship it across the grid with
The cluster at the receiving end can be running any distribution - it
runs your UML in a sandbox.
And before anyone says it, yes performance would be a dog,
and I don't see how UML could access all those nice Myrinet and
Infiniband cards. SO I'm definitely blue-skying.
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