[Beowulf] Compute Node OS on Local Disk vs. Ram Disk

Bogdan Costescu Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Oct 2 08:18:30 EDT 2008


On Wed, 1 Oct 2008, Eric Thibodeau wrote:

> the NFS root approach only does changes on the head node and changed 
> files don't need to be propagated and are accessed on a as-needed 
> basis, this might have significant impacts on large deployments

NFS-root doesn't scale too well, the implementation of NFS in Linux is 
quite chatty.

> I'll take your word for it that they have a version tracking mechanism.

Take my word that if you're going into larger installations with the 
least amount of non-homogeneity you'll want to at least read about, if 
not use, such mechanisms :-)

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Bogdan Costescu

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