[Beowulf] A couple of interesting comments

Matt Lawrence matt at technoronin.com
Mon Jun 9 09:11:53 EDT 2008


On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Ashley Pittman wrote:

> I can think of at least one cluster where the opposite has been true and
> PXE boot has been the default.  The problem with this is if the head
> node PXE boots on the customers network and gets automatically
> re-installed as a windows workstation everybody gets egg on their face.
> Yes even "modern" BIOSes are bad but localboot first is a sensible
> default.

I will have to disagree.  Changing the BIOS settings in a single head node 
is preferable to having to connect to 126 compute nodes and change their 
BIOS settings.

-- Matt
It's not what I know that counts.
It's what I can remember in time to use.
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