[Beowulf] Re: Building new cluster - estimate (Ivan Oleynik)

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Fri Aug 1 13:28:47 EDT 2008


>> using lm_sensors is a poor substitute for IPMI.
>
> IMHO the only disadvantage of lm_sensors is the poroblem of building of right 
> sensors.conf file.

well, there's the little matter of being able to get data when 
the node is crashed, offline, busy, etc.  I also very much like 
the ability to query status, temps, fan speeds out-of-band - 
that is, without stealing cycles from the job.
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