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

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Fri Aug 1 18:01:18 EDT 2008


On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 12:12 -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:

> I'm not sure about the "most" part - HP's don't, and it looks like supermicro
> offers options both ways.  all the recent tyan boards I've looked at had 
> dedicated IPMI/OPMA onboard.  all HP machines have dedicated ports.
> 
> but to me this has all the hallmarks of a religious issue, so...

On the contrary Mark, my honest advice - through experience - is to go
for systems with the separate ethernet port if you have a choice in the
matter. Yes, this involves double the cabling and the installation of a
set of 10/100 switches or similar.

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