[Beowulf] non-proprietary IPMI card?

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Wed Nov 29 02:19:28 EST 2006


Michael Huntingdon wrote:
>
> So if it's possible to extend the number of systems per system 
> administrator, how about extending the number of systems per cabinet, 
> and the number of cabinets per system administrator.  I don't mean to 
> minimize the job responsibilities of system managers. Quite the 
> opposite, which further exacerbates the notion that in addition to the 
> $85-$100....you might somehow have the desire to become a custom cable 
> specialist?  BLOODY BRILLIANT....
> 
All of our clusters now ship with IPMI management. I would imagine this 
goes for other cluster vendors. As you say, it offers a lot of advantages.
(Quick unabashed commercial plug - we offer a dedicated appliance which 
uses IPMI and/or APC power distribution units to monitor and do power 
control on nodes, web interface)



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      John Hearns
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      Streamline Computing,
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