[Beowulf] Beowulf on head Core2Duo/8RAM/8800GTX(4 CUDA) + 2 nodes - SonyPS3 + AlliedTelesyn GLAN Switch running "home-made CFD-program

Gus Correa gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Fri Mar 6 17:20:08 EST 2009


PS -

Dmitry:

ClusterMonkey is another excellent site where you can
get information about clusters:

http://www.clustermonkey.net/

Gus Correa


Gus Correa wrote:
> Hello Dmitry, list
> 
> Can you explain your hardware configuration a little better, please?
> It came only on the message subject.
> Too telegraphic for an explanation.
> Way too long for a message subject title.
> I copied it to the body of the message below.
> 
> 1) Are your two nodes Core2Duo like the head node?
> 2) Are they two Sony PlayStation-3 boxes?
> 3) Or are they something else?
> 4) Do you have Nvidia 8800 GTX only on the head node or also on
> the two (compute) nodes (if they are not PS3)?
> 5) Do you plan to use CUDA for CFD parallel processing along with PVM?
> 
> 
> I don't think there is any downloadable setup for clusters in
> the Beowulf site.
> There is great information,
> but not a full OS plus clustering software.
> 
> However, you can find a full cluster setup in Rocks Clusters,
> which is free and easy to install:
> 
> http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/
> 
> Nevertheless, it won't work with PlayStation, Fedora,
> or FreeBSD, I guess (they use CentOS, RHEL or Scientific Linux).
> 
> MPI superseded PVM a while ago.
> These are the two main open source versions of MPI:
> 
> http://www.open-mpi.org/
> http://www.mcs.anl.gov/research/projects/mpich2/
> 
> The old PVM is available here:
> 
> http://www.csm.ornl.gov/pvm/
> 
> I hope this helps.
> 
> Gus Correa
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Gustavo Correa
> Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University
> Palisades, NY, 10964-8000 - USA
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Dmitry Zaletnev wrote:
> 
>  > Subject:
>  >
>  > Beowulf on head Core2Duo/8RAM/8800GTX(4 CUDA) +
>  > 2 nodes -    SonyPS3 +
>  > AlliedTelesyn GLAN Switch running
>  > "home-made CFD-program".
>  >
>  > Message:
>  >
>  > I have such a configuration and now I'm interested,
>  > where can I obtain Beowulf & PVM, in "Operating systems.
>  > Internals and Design Principles. 4-th Ed." by W.Stollings,
>  > said that i can obtain Beowulf from www.beowulf.org.
>  > But I cann't find the path to download.
>  > The same is with PVM.
>  > By the way, what OS should i use:
>  > Fedora-based Yellow Dog Linux and Fedora for Head;
>  > NetBSD everywhere or something else?
>  > I am new in Linux, this cluster is intended
>  > for my scientific activity to make a work,
>  > that would make possible to me to became Ph.D.
>  > in heat-transfer coupled with hydrodynamics.
>  > Sincerely yours, Dmitry Zaletnev.
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