[Beowulf] Need recommendation for a new 512 core Linux cluster

Eric Thibodeau kyron at mekkreations.com
Thu Nov 8 10:52:18 EST 2007


There is another product, though not free, that might be of interest for
file transfers. It's from ExLudus (www.exludus.com) and might be worth
looking into.

Steven Truong wrote:
> Hi, all.  I would like to know for that many cores, what kind of file
> system should we go with?  Currently we have a couple of clusters with
> around 100 cores and NFS seems to be ok but not great.  We definitely
> need to put in place a parallel file system for this new cluster and I
> do not know which one I should go with?  Lustre, GFS, PVFS2 or what
> else?  Could you share your experiences regarding this aspect?
>
> I also would like to know how many head nodes should I need to manage
> jobs and queues.  And what else should I have to worry about?
>
> Thank you very much for sharing any experiences.
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