[Beowulf] non-proprietary IPMI card?
john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Tue Nov 28 23:19:28 PST 2006
Michael Huntingdon wrote:
> So if it's possible to extend the number of systems per system
> administrator, how about extending the number of systems per cabinet,
> and the number of cabinets per system administrator. I don't mean to
> minimize the job responsibilities of system managers. Quite the
> opposite, which further exacerbates the notion that in addition to the
> $85-$100....you might somehow have the desire to become a custom cable
> specialist? BLOODY BRILLIANT....
All of our clusters now ship with IPMI management. I would imagine this
goes for other cluster vendors. As you say, it offers a lot of advantages.
(Quick unabashed commercial plug - we offer a dedicated appliance which
uses IPMI and/or APC power distribution units to monitor and do power
control on nodes, web interface)
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