[Beowulf] Changing BIOS settings on nodes

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 06:34:42 EDT 2007


Steffen Grunewald wrote:

>> This is where the Crash Cart comes into play. You know, the one with the
>>  tools, crimper, maybe some spare fans, etc. Usually a monitor and
>> keyboard as well.
> 
> If there's nothing to connect to you'd be lost with even that.

You're right -- no onboard framebuffer.

Perhaps it could be done blind after testing the procedure on one
machine. Otherwise, the case will have to be cracked and a video card
installed on each node in turn to do the configuration. Ugh!


-- 
Geoffrey D. Jacobs

To have no errors
  would be life without meaning
  No struggle, no joy
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