[Beowulf] [Bioclusters] Cluster specs (fwd from muratem at eng.uah.edu)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Nov 4 10:04:33 PST 2004

----- Forwarded message from Mike Muratet <muratem at eng.uah.edu> -----

From: Mike Muratet <muratem at eng.uah.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 12:01:38 -0600 (CST)
To: bioclusters at bioinformatics.org
Subject: [Bioclusters] Cluster specs
Reply-To: bioclusters at bioinformatics.org


The local university is preparing a proposal for a cluster and has asked
for inputs. As is often the case, by the time the request trickles down to
those who actually have to provide the informaton, the response is due.
So, if I could impose upon the experience of those on the list, I need to
refresh my knowledge about clusters and figure out what the state of the
art is these days. I feel like one of those guys that is trying to get
their CS homework done on the perl list, but here goes...

* Platform: I like Red Hat or SUSE linux on Athlons (preferable to me) or
Pentiums. I've done a lot of teeth-grinding trying to get things to run on
Macs. But, I think there may be compelling performance arguments for
Apple. Could anyone make such an argument? Anybody have any comments about
Blade technologies?

* Cluster system: the biocluster webpage talks about approaches for
bioclusters being "...significantly different from
traditional HPC and "beowulf-style" approaches" and I certainly buy into
this. Has anybody thought any about _why_ it's different and would
they like to share it? I've used Sun GridEngine. Has anybody come up
with anything that has more synergy? Is there any open source BLAST out
there that exploits the cluster environment?




Bioclusters maillist  -  Bioclusters at bioinformatics.org

----- End forwarded message -----
Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a>
ICBM: 48.07078, 11.61144            http://www.leitl.org
8B29F6BE: 099D 78BA 2FD3 B014 B08A  7779 75B0 2443 8B29 F6BE
http://moleculardevices.org         http://nanomachines.net
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/attachments/20041104/7e80cafb/attachment.sig>

More information about the Beowulf mailing list