[Beowulf] Performance issue - CPU Intel 00/02

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Thu Jul 21 09:54:11 EDT 2005


> > that's what I'd do.  remember that you can use pxe to boot a bios-update
> > image, so you don't necessarily have to touch each machine.
> >
> If you are stuck with bios updates that only comes as DOS floppy images,
> you can use bpbatch to turn them into PXE-bootable images.
> 
> http://cui.unige.ch/info/pc/remote-boot/soft/

interesting.  this appears to be a project that eventually went commercial.
however, I had no trouble booting to a floppy image using pxelinux, which is
quite nice for booting clusters.

regards, mark hahn.


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