[Beowulf] Three questions on a new Beowulf Cluster

amjad ali amjad11 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 03:58:44 EDT 2008


Hello,
If you dont want to indulge into cluster details and want to use it as
"black box" kind of tool, Then I would suggest you to use some commercial
cluster scheduler/manager like Aspen Beowulf Cluster, PlatformLSF, Scali
Manage etc.. or
you may go for ROCKS , OSCAR etc
This way perhaps you could have easier simpler life.
Also have a look in using PETSc (that make use of MPI internally).

regards,
Amjad Ali.

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 8:50 PM, John P. Kosky, PhD <jpkosky at sps.aero>
wrote:

> My company is taking it's first foray into the world of HPC with an
> expandable architecture, 16 processor (comprised of quad core Opterons),
> one header node cluster using Infiniband interconnects. OS has
> tentatively been selected as SUSE 64-bit Linux. The principal purpose of
> the cluster is as a tool for spacecraft and propulsion design support.
> The cluster will therefore be running the most recent versions of
> commercially available software - initially for FEA and CFD using COMSOL
> Multiphysics and associated packages, NASTRAN, MatLab modules, as well
> as an internally modified and expanded commercial code for materials
> properties prediction,with emphasis on polymer modeling (Accelrys
> Materials Studio). Since we will be repetitively running standard
> modeling codes on this system, we are trying to make the system as user
> friendly as possible... most of our scientists and engineers want to use
> this as a tool, and not have to become cluster experts. The company WILL
> be hiring an IT Sys Admin with good cluster experience to support the
> system, however...
>
> Question 1:
> 1) Does anyone here know of any issues that have arisen running the
> above named commercial packages on clusters using infiniband?
>
> Question 2:
> 2) As far as the MPI for the system is concerned, for the system and
> application requirements described above, would OpenMPI or MvApich be
> better for managing node usage?
>
> ANY help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> John
>
> John P. Kosky, PhD
> Director of Technical Development
> Space Propulsion Systems
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
> To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit
> http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf
>


!DSPAM:47e0c8b6113558362916074!
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.clustermonkey.net/pipermail/beowulf/attachments/20080319/a48ad5bb/attachment-0001.html>
-------------- next part --------------
_______________________________________________
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf


!DSPAM:47e0c8b6113558362916074!


More information about the Beowulf mailing list