[Beowulf] Building a Beowulf - Noob

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Mon Apr 19 04:30:14 EDT 2010

> I am a bit new. Trying to build a cluster from ground up. I need to
> build a new 32 node cluster from ground up.
> Hardware has been decided, Nehalam based, but OS is still a debate. I
> am
> in a dilemma whether to keep things simple or to cut costs.

My advice? Talk to the cluster vendors. There are several on this list,
or just look at
clustermonkey.net or other sites.
You then get a tried and tested software stack, support on the software
side and support on the
hardware - ie something goes 'pop' you should get on the phone and have
a replacement sent out.
Cluster vendors will also happily help you get your applications

John Hearns

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