[Beowulf] BIOS

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Tue Aug 14 03:13:07 EDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 12:45 -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > left afterwards - and I'm sepaking as someone who has tried capturing 
> > /dev/nvram settings and pushing them out to the updated nodes, which doesn't 
> > necessarily work.
> how does it fail?  I'm guessing the issue is that there are LOTS more 
> settings now than with the PC-AT (hypertransport frequency, etc).
> it would be most interesting to know where those are stored - perhaps 
> even in the same flash as the bios itself?

the last time I tried using /dev/nvram in anger was with a cluster of
MSI machines. As I remember, there was some subtlty with setting the
serial console (we always configure machines to use a serial console).
I can't remember the exact issue, but it meant that we had to do all 150
machines by hand.

Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf


More information about the Beowulf mailing list