[Beowulf] SATA II - PXE+NFS - diskless compute nodes
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Sat Dec 9 18:44:25 EST 2006
>> I would hazard that any DHCP/PXE type install server would struggle with
>> 2000 requests
a single server (implying 1 gb nic?) might have trouble with the tftp part,
but I don't see why you couldn't scale up by splitting the tftp part
off to multiple servers. I'd expect a single DHCP (no TFTP) would be
plenty in all cases. 100 tftp clients per server would probably
be pretty safe.
I personally like the idea of putting one admin server in each rack.
they don't have to be fancy servers, by any means.
> There are a few modifications you have to make to increase the number of bootps before
> it fails.
do you mean you'd expect load problems even with a single sever
dedicated only to dhcp?
> So now to figure out my next step. I will need local space for logs and data/temp data files.
why would you want logs local?
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