[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Robert Kubrick robertkubrick at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 20:34:51 EDT 2008


Or use solid-state data disks? Does anybody here have experience with  
SSD disk in HPC?

On Aug 5, 2008, at 8:16 PM, Gerry Creager wrote:

> Chris Samuel wrote:
>> ----- "Gerry Creager" <gerry.creager at tamu.edu> wrote:
>>> Chris Samuel wrote:
>>>
>>>> b) We can use XFS for scratch space rather than being
>>>> tied to the RHEL One True Filesystem (ext3) which
>>>> (in our experience) can't handle large amounts of disk
>>>> I/O.
>>> Mirrors our experience, too.
>> I should point out that our actual NFS servers run
>> Debian Linux not CentOS.
>> Those who want to run the stock CentOS kernel might
>> like to know that the "plus" repository includes an
>> RPM for the XFS kernel module for the mainline kernel.
>
> And, of course, we do.  Good point.
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