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

Matt Lawrence matt at technoronin.com
Tue Sep 23 00:26:28 EDT 2008


On Mon, 22 Sep 2008, Bernard Li wrote:

> Ganglia collects metrics from hosts and trends them for the user.
> Most of these metrics need to be collected from the host itself (CPU,
> memory, load, etc.).
>
> Besides, the footprint of Ganglia is very little.  I have yet heard of
> a user complaining that Ganglia uses too much resources.  Of course,
> YMMV if you need every last CPU/memory for your job, then you should
> turn everything off at the cost of managing a blackbox.

Well, the folks I talked to at TACC were not enthusiastic about the amount 
of resources ganglia uses.  I will agree that there is a lot of unecessary 
stuff that goes on, like converting everything to and from XML for each 
message.

-- Matt
It's not what I know that counts.
It's what I can remember in time to use.
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