[Beowulf] bonic projects on a cluster
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Mar 21 10:24:55 EDT 2008
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008, Carsten Aulbert wrote:
> Jon Aquilina wrote:
>> has anyone setup a cluster to be used with the analysis of decently sized
>> boinc project data sets. do they integrate nicely into a cluster
What exactly is bonic/boinc?
> Yes, Einstein @ Home has been used for this. Either as a backfill when no job
> was running on the node(core) or as a continuous job maximally niced in the
> background. Usually the memory footprint is not too harsh, thus there is not
> much of a problem there.
> However, if running Linux, be advised to stay away from the completely fair
> scheduler. this tends to give too many cycles to the job if other jobs are
> running at the same time (as a different user).
> Another note: Just make sure that the nodes can talk to the servers, i.e.
> either give the nodes a gateway to talk to the world or provide them with a
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