[Beowulf] [OT] HPC and University IT - forum/mailing list?

Joe Landman 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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