[Beowulf] [OT] HPC and University IT - forum/mailing list?
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Aug 15 18:19:07 EDT 2006
Mark Hahn wrote:
> IMO, centralization breeds contempt ;)
[virtual coffee splatters real screen]
> that said, it's entirely possible to sustain a "rolling cluster": start
> with one generation, and incrementally move it forward. this is easiest
> if you have standard parts (plain old ethernet, IPMI, PXE, x86, 110/220
> auto-sensing PS, 1U). people will still use old hardware, if you make
> it available and easy.
I think OSC does this with their machines.
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