[Beowulf] How do people keep track of computers in your cluster(s)?

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Sun Oct 21 13:26:19 PDT 2007

On Sun, 21 Oct 2007, Bruno Coutinho wrote:

> dmidecode can be used to gather vendor, serial number and firmware version
> of bios, processor and motherboard, and the machine as a whole  (if vendor
> fill it).
> smartctl can gather this information about disks

I'll look into seeing if I can integrate some of this into xmlsysd,
then.  Ideally via a systems call, not a shell call, as the latter has a
lot of overhead.


> but I don't know a tool that can grab present this information of the entire
> cluster.

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