[Beowulf] distributing storage amongst compute nodes

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Oct 22 04:34:01 PDT 2007

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Leif Nixon wrote:

> Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> writes:
>> [...] commodity disks are plenty reliable
>> and are not a significant source of uptime problems.
> C|N>K (i.e. coffee piped through nose into keyboard)

LOL -- and interesting... and it even makes that kind of sound when one
does this:  Cnk<splat>. Damn.

> That's not quite a general truth. 8^)

No, not quite.

Unless, of course, your cluster is diskless and the server is a hot-swap
4+2 RAID in a dual power chassis...


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