[Beowulf] first cluster

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 00:10:31 EDT 2010


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM, Douglas Guptill <douglas.guptill at dal.ca> wrote:
> Good question.  The node count is 16 (not 124, as I said previously -
> brain fart - 124 is the core count), and seems to me just over the
> border of what can be easily maintained as separate, diskful installs.

Not really the limit. We have ~300 nodes (300x8 cores) and they are
all maintained "diskful" (if I understand the usage correctly). i.e.
They each have  a local disk for the OS and scratch space. Of course,
the OS image are all essentially identical and installation is
automated via PXE.

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Rahul

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