[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Tue Aug 5 19:47:57 EDT 2008


----- "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.

cheers,
Chris
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