[Beowulf] first cluster

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Jul 14 02:27:03 EDT 2010


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On 13/07/10 22:07, Reuti wrote:

> Disadvantage is of course, when the system runs out of
> memory the oom-killer will look for an eligible process
> to be killed to free up some space.

That assumes that you are permitting your compute nodes
to overcommit their memory, if you disable overcommit I
believe that you will instead just get malloc()'s failing
when there is nothing for them to grab.

cheers,
Chris
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