[Beowulf] What services do you run on your cluster nodes?

Bernard Li bernard at vanhpc.org
Mon Sep 22 18:52:37 EDT 2008


Hi Gerry:

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu> wrote:

> As a slightly OT question: I've recently heard it posited that ganglia
> induces severe communications overhead ("It's chatty") and thus shouldn't be
> used.  What's the conventional wisdom thereof?

It is considered "chatty" for the network if you use multicast.
However, Ganglia also supports unicast.  For more information you can
refer to our wiki:

http://ganglia.wiki.sourceforge.net/ganglia_gmond_configuration

If you have more specific questions, please feel free to email us at
our mailing-list:

https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ganglia-general

Or you can re-post with a different topic here, and I'll try my best
to answer them :-)

P.S. If you could please refer me to the source which mentioned
"ganglia induces severe communications overhead", I would very much
like to look it up.

Cheers,

Bernard
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