[Beowulf] clusters of beagles
lathama at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 07:31:10 PST 2017
Information on NETBOOTING of RPI at http://elinux.org/RPi_U-Boot#PXE if
interested and various other resources exist.
On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Jeffrey Layton <laytonjb at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are lots of people who have built clusters of RPi's and other SBC's.
> I've got a 5-node RPi2 sitting on my desk next to me. It's fun to play with
> once in a while :)
> AFAIK, Warewulf will not work on the RPI series. I've forgotten the exact
> reason but I think it's because they can't tftp boot. I've been begging
> Greg to do a port to RPi's, but he's pretty busy.
> I haven't tried the BB yet. There are some SBC's coming that are 64-bit
> (there are some now such as the Pine64), and some with Intel processors
> (udoo x86 - http://www.udoo.org/ ). I'm waiting for the udoo x86 boards
> to start shipping (that and the Pinebook laptop -
> https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=3707 ).
> P.S. Just don't expect great performance from some of the SBC's. The
> network performance and memory BW leaves something to be desired. But for
> $35-$100 per system, it's very affordable and lots of fun to play with.
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 8:48 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) <james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
> > wrote:
>> Turns out there’s a wealth of info out there on beagle board (and Rpi)
>> cluster building. And it’s highly reminiscent of posts on this list 10-15
>> years ago. These folks are all, to a certain extent, reinventing the wheel
>> (and learning in the process, so it’s not necessarily a problem).
>> All the stuff about “here’s how to set up all the nodes, one by one,
>> setting IP addresses, configuring ethernet interfaces”, then getting MPI up
>> and running, etc.
>> It helps that there are better package managers, etc. : you can “apt-get
>> But nobody is doing a rocks or warewulf for beagles yet.
>> While I don’t think the BBG cluster would be a good computational
>> solution it WOULD be a good, cheap, way to get a real cluster up and going
>> with real Linux running on it and learn all about the “closer to the metal”
>> aspects of cluster building
>> At $39 each, you could build an 4 node cluster for under $250.
>> BTW, the BB is about 1/10th the speed of a fast i7 (based on googling
>> around and looking for timing tests of various sorts)
>> James Lux, P.E.
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