[Beowulf] non-proprietary IPMI card?

John Hearns 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)

      John Hearns
      Senior HPC Engineer
      Streamline Computing,
      The Innovation Centre, Warwick Technology Park,
      Gallows Hill, Warwick CV34 6UW
      Office: 01926 623130 Mobile: 07841 231235

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