[Beowulf] PXE boot with X7DWT-INF IB onboard card
duke.lists at gmx.com
Mon Nov 12 19:45:36 PST 2012
Thanks for all suggestions and comments. Looks like we will go for a
gigabyte switch and boot nodes over Gb. Not to mention that this
solution is cheaper than putting disks onto nodes, I prefer this option
so that we do not have to manually configure and install each node (with
disks inside or a usb or an external CD drive).
On 11/12/12 9:41 PM, Mark Hahn wrote:
>> * if PXE server with Infiniband is impossible, then it is OK with a
>> gigabyte connection? Or should we go for 16 disks for these 16 clients
> booting is rare and almost trivial, IO-wise. there's no reason you
> shouldn't be able to boot several hundred clients over Gb.
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