[Beowulf] portable clusters

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pathscale.com
Mon Nov 28 00:57:42 EST 2005


On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 09:32:45PM -0800, Jim Lux wrote:
> Has anyone done a diskless cluster (i.e. boot the nodes off the network) 
> where the nodes run Linux but the headnode/server is a WinXP/Win2K box?
> 
> Think in terms of booting off the drive in a laptop.
> 
> The application is one where the raw data that's being processed is 
> collected by peculiar hardware for which only windows drivers are available.

Why does the Windows box need to be the head node? Just make it a
dedicated data collection system, and have a normal Linux head node.

-- greg
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