tim.carlson at pnl.gov
Thu Oct 4 16:18:58 PDT 2001
On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> BTW, by slaves, do you mean "slave servers" or "clients"? There's a
> big difference. Having lots of slave servers means a push takes a
> while, but queries are uniformly fast.
I meant clients.
1 master, 50 clients.
The environment on the Sun side wasn't a cluster. 50 desktops. Never had
complaints about authentication delays. I just haven't seen these huge NIS
problems that everybody complains about. Now if you were complaining
about NIS+.. then we could agree on things :)
The beowulf was running mosix and would have some problems related to
mosix, but never saw any NIS problems when the cluster was loaded up. Of
course most jobs took a fair amount of time to run. If you were running
1000 small jobs in a couple of minutes I could imagine having problems
authenticating against any non-local mechanism.
Our current cluster builds use http://rocks.npaci.edu/ for clustering
software. This system uses NIS. I know it is odd to hear of any other
system than Scyld on this list, but we have had good luck with NPACI
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