[Beowulf] Changing BIOS settings on nodes

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 12:45:22 EDT 2007


Steffen Grunewald wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 05:34:42AM -0500, Geoff Jacobs wrote:
>> 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!
> 
> USB VGA? (I doubt there's such a thing...)
> 
> S
> 

Well, actually, yes there is.
http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=334086

It's meant for dual and triple head systems. I think BIOS support would
be kind of dicey.

-- 
Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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