[Beowulf] Repeated Dell SC1435 crash / hang. How to get the vendor to resolve the issue when 20% of the servers fail in first year?

Skylar Thompson skylar at cs.earlham.edu
Wed Apr 8 12:50:31 EDT 2009

Sellers, William A. (LARC-D205)[NCI INFORMATION SYSTEMS] wrote:
> To be perfectly fair to Dell, I have a rack of SC1435 and they are
> working perfectly under CentOS 5.2.  Too bad I can't buy more.  I'm
> having to strip down Dell 1950's to add a new rack of nodes, which costs
> significantly more.  My gripe is that Dell has put the 1435 on
> end-of-sale, with the 1950 soon to follow, and no suitable replacement
> (from what I've seen & heard) for a diskless, dual CPU, 1 U footprint
> node available for sale for HPC use.
Have you tried the R200? We've only been using it for low-end web server
stuff so far (we still have our 1435 and 1950 based clusters) but it
seems like it's an upgrade of a 1435.

-- Skylar Thompson (skylar at cs.earlham.edu)
-- http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~skylar/

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