[Beowulf] middleware for heterogeneous cluster
gmkurtzer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 14:30:31 PST 2007
We have some contributors documenting Perceus as we speak. The
documentation effort will be posted shortly (I even had a quickstart
guide that was also just forwarded to me by a gracious user).
Basically we are aware of the documentation "issues" and they are
being resolved. Also, I will make myself available for helping anyone
implement Perceus that will agree to exchange the help for
documentation. Not to be read as free consulting, but I am very
understanding to the fact that you can't RTFM without the FM. ;)
Perceus can deal with a great deal of heterogeneous operating system
images, and is capable for ia32 and x86_64. I believe some people use
WareCAT (Warewulf+IBM's xCAT=WareCat) on ia64 very successfully, but
I am not too familiar with the solution.
Good luck with your decision!
On Jan 23, 2007, at 7:30 AM, Miguel Óscar Bernabeu i Llinares wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to the list, so let me introduce myself: I work as a
> in the Technical University of Valencia (Spain). I've been using
> Clusters for several years, but I've got little experience in the
> installation and administration of them.
> We are planning to integrate some legacy hardware (Pentium IV and Xeon
> two-processors) with brand new hardware (Itanium II Montecito SMP
> boards) in order to build an heterogeneous cluster.
> I'm interested in using a middleware like Warewulf, Perceus, Oscar,
> Rocks, ... to reduce installation and maintenance overhead, since we
> must focus in research tasks. I've been reading some webs and papers
> about how dealing with heterogeneity in Warewulf, Perceus and
> Oscar, but
> none of them seem to be the best solution: Oscar forces me to use a
> master node
> ( http://email@example.com/
> msg06075.html ), while Perceus is not properly documented AFAIK.
> Does anybody successfully configured a cluster like this? Any
> Miquel Óscar Bernabeu i Llinares <mbernabeu at dsic.upv.es>
> Department of Information Systems and Computation.
> Technical University of Valencia. Spain.
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