[Beowulf] New member, upgrading our existing Beowulf cluster

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Dec 3 21:11:22 EST 2009


On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 12:57:07PM +1100, Chris Samuel wrote:

> If you've got a job running on there for a month
> or two then there's a fairly high opportunity cost
> involved.

That kind of policy has a fairly high opportunity cost, even before
you factor in linked nodes. E.g. you see a system disk going bad, but
the user will lose all their output unless the job runs for 4 more
weeks...

-- greg



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