[Beowulf] Building a new cluster - seeking some advice

Jeffrey B. Layton laytonjb at charter.net
Sat Dec 22 09:12:43 EST 2007


Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Dec 2007, Jeffrey B. Layton wrote:
>
>> very small swap file on the thumb drive if you think you need it). 
>> There is work
>> afoot in the Linux kernel to allow real swapping over the network. 
>> It's not quite
>> there yet (the last I looked), but it does look like Linus will allow 
>> it once it's
>> reaches some level of maturity.
>
> I looked at this a LONG time ago (back when I was running diskless nodes
> out of sheer necessity because the nodes we got as part of a giveaway
> program had an unsupported SCSI controller).  There was a "move afoot"
> then, too, but this was maybe 2000.  So don't hold your breath.

http://lwn.net/Articles/262379/

http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Swap_Over_NFS

http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Memory_Management_Improvements


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