[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:

> Hi,
>
> 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 
>> environment?

What exactly is bonic/boinc?

   rgb

>
> 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 
> http-proxy.
>
> HTH
>
> Carsten
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