[Beowulf] Building new cluster - estimate

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Aug 5 20:16:24 EDT 2008


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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