[Beowulf] Suggestions for used workhorse servers
eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 01:28:18 PDT 2011
Jim also dont forget in the case of having 4-8 nodes and possibly setup
the master with solid state, the other nodes could be setup diskless.
that way all you would need to reconfigure would be the master node and
not all the slaves.
On 30/06/2011 23:15, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> One might make a nice small cluster for learning purposes. With 8 nodes,
> you could do a lot of experimenting. Even 4 nodes works, but with 8, if
> your parallelization works, you get a pretty dramatic speedup.
> And, when you screw up, and need to reinstall all the software everywhere,
> 4-8 nodes is manageable by hand.
> You could also, if you have extra network cards, experiment with things
> like different interconnect architectures.
> There is significant value in a stack of boxes which you "own" and don't
> have to account for the use of (or lack), for that sort of "fooling
> For production purposes, you're probably better off buying newer
> computers: Power consumption, hassles, etc.
> On 6/30/11 1:33 PM, "Orion Poplawski"<orion at cora.nwra.com> wrote:
>> One can find some pretty inexpensive older servers on eBay that probably
>> yield a decent $/flop ratio. I was wondering if people here had
>> for classic workhorse servers - basic 1U boxes that did/do pretty well be
>> a couple years old at this point.
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