[Beowulf] recommendation on crash cart for a cluster room: full cluster KVM is not an option I suppose?

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Sep 30 10:19:17 EDT 2009


On 30 Sep 2009, at 2:23 pm, Rahul Nabar wrote:

> I like the shared socket approach. Building a separate IPMI network
> seems a lot of extra wiring to me. Admittedly the IPMI switches can be
> configured to be dirt cheap but it still feels like building a extra
> tiny road for one car a day when a huge highway with spare capacity
> exists right next door carrying thousands of cars. (Ok, cheesy
> analogy!)

Yes, but the tiny road is still useable by the emergency services when  
there's been a pileup on the main cariageway, and there are wreckage  
and bodies everywhere!

Tim


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