[Beowulf] A couple of interesting comments

johnh at streamline-computing.com johnh at streamline-computing.com
Mon Jun 9 09:55:17 EDT 2008


> On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 10:39 -0500, Gerry Creager 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.

Our clusters are set such that all compute nodes PXE boot first then
localboot.
All head nodes should have the BIOS set to locaboot first.



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