[Beowulf] Re: Purdue Supercomputer

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Wed May 7 11:36:32 EDT 2008


Jim Lux <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote

> What wasn't shown in the video.. all the plugging and routing of 
> network cables?

What about labeling the cables?  My rack's nodes' ethernet and power
cables are marked with the node's name at each end.  It was a low tech
approach involving printing names, cutting paper into strips with
scissors, and taping them on.  There are other types of label, many
based on modified zip ties, but they still have to be applied by hand.  

Regards,

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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