[Beowulf] portable clusters
James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Nov 28 16:26:25 EST 2005
At 12:43 PM 11/28/2005, John Hearns wrote:
>On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 15:09 -0500, Andrew Fant wrote:
> > Jim Lux wrote:
> > >
> > I can't speak to how viable the use of windows as a head node is, but
> > do know that LANL had a paper in the last couple of Linux Journals
> > building just such a beast, housed in a plastic toolbox. They had
> > one of their prototypes on display at SC2005. They use a thinkpad as
> > the head node on their systems. You might want to check with them
> > more engineering details.
>If I remember the article this was a stack of PC-105 boards?
They stacked the boards using threaded spacers.
PC104 form factor, actually, and they used a Linux box as the headnode.
The LLL folks have a 4 (or 8?) minicluster built from Via Mini-ITX boxes in
the nifty little M100 enclosures from mini-box.com. I forget what they
used as a headnode.
James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
Flight Communications Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
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