[Beowulf] how useful is bproc, and what does Scyld cost?

Kip Lubliner kip at camelot.mssm.edu
Wed May 26 08:05:33 PDT 2004

Sean Dilda wrote:

>If you're more interesting in having a turn-key cluster solution, I have
>some friends who are happy with Rocks (http://www.rocksclusters.org/),
>which is free.  However, I don't know how well that'll work with the
>diskless setup you want.  As far as I know, Scyld/clustermatic are the
>only ones that'll have a diskless setup "just work".  If that's what's
>most important to you, then I say give them a try.  Otherwise, you may
>want to look around.
>Again I'll note, all my info is about a year and a half old.  Things may
>(or may not) have changed since then.
I am happily using Rocks myself (version 3.1.0).  I can confirm that it 
doesn't work in a diskless setup.
I doubt that it would work with the "1GB for /tmp and swap" setup, either. 

Kip Lubliner
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