newbie requests advice.
lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Sat Jun 16 19:10:44 PDT 2001
On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 03:30:35PM -0700, Adam Shand wrote:
> * Some of our jobs can use upwards of 4Gb of RAM, from my understanding
> 3Gb is the maximum that a single process can address with 2.4 kernel.
> Is this limitation something that Network Virtual Memory can help with?
No. You'll need a real 64-bit chip for this.
> * Without the ability to optimize the code of the apps we run is it even
> worth pursuing a beowulf cluster?
Sure. The hardware is much cheaper than your engineer's time.
> * And off-topic, if it's not can you suggest any other open source
> solutions that might help? Currently all of our designers have dual
> 1.7Ghz boxes as their desktops. Perhaps some form of scheduling
> software to harness all this to run jobs over night would be useful?
It's not off-topic at all, and I'd suggest looking into Condor.
If you can't estimate how much memory your jobs use then it'll be a
bit more challenging.
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