[Beowulf] small file systems
Lombard, David N
dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Tue Aug 28 09:29:23 EDT 2007
On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 04:15:18PM -0700, Jim Lux wrote:
> At 03:46 PM 8/27/2007, Lombard, David N wrote:
> >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
> >this "software only" solution?
> Essentially, the mini-server IS the head node. It doesn't have to do
> very much... get the worker bees up and running, and, I suppose,
> potentially fire off the jobs on the workers, although that might
> just be done in the startup script for the node.
> While this isn't the "Beowulf of Furbys" it's pretty darn close..
OK, so you're looking for a minimal server platform.
Take a look at gumstix <http://gumstix.com/>
David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.
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