[Beowulf] small file systems

Lombard, David N dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Mon Aug 27 18:46:14 EDT 2007


On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 03:07:22PM -0700, Jim Lux wrote:
> And here's a challenge at the other end of the spectrum.
> 
> What's the lowest cost, simplest, closest to off the shelf way to 
> build a small network file server that can do DHCP/PXE booting, etc. 
> for a compact low power cluster.  Something like a LinkSys NSLU-2 
> (<$100 but you need to add a USB disk, and load a new version of the 
> OS that has dhcpd and tftpd) could probably do it, but it would be 
> nice to have an integrated solution.

Putting dhcpd, xinetd, tftp, pxelinux, &etc on the head node?  What precludes
this "software only" solution?

-- 
David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.
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