[Beowulf] IBM LCM16 capacity
reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sun Sep 8 04:13:15 PDT 2013
Am 07.09.2013 um 19:55 schrieb John McCulloch:
> Can anyone relate experience with implementing the IBM LCM16 KVM switch in a tiered configuration? We are spec’ing approximately 500 node x86 cluster.
> Since you can daisy chain up to 16 servers per port, I would expect the supported maximum servers to be greater than 256 with two or three tiered LCM16 units. Or does each port connect only one target system in a tiered configuration.
> The specs state only up to 256 target systems are supported in a tiered configuration.
I don't use these devices, just two thoughts:
For their GCM they list different limits: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0772.html
Do the machines you buy have onboard remote KVM which you could use instead of the LCM/GCM?
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