[Beowulf] Working for DUG, new thead
hearnsj at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 13 11:49:49 PDT 2018
Bill's question re. "the cluster is slow"is fantastic.
That covers people skills in addition to technical skills.
ps. best of luck. You never know who you might end up working with ;-)
On 13 June 2018 at 20:46, Andrew Latham <lathama at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bill's question is good and I have heard it many times. Practice answering
> Related examples:
> Tell me how you would setup and install 100 new servers?
> How do you describe to onsite support staff (smart hands) to move a
> network cable to another port on the same system?
> At 2am you are trouble shooting an issue from home and you lose connection
> to the node. What do you check first?
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 1:37 PM Bill Abbott <babbott at oarc.rutgers.edu>
>> One of my standard interview questions is to say ok, you start on Monday
>> and you're placed in charge of a web/db server, tell me what you do your
>> first week.
>> What I want to hear is security, backups, log checking, monitoring,
>> performance, functionality, etc., but most of all I want to know how
>> they think and if they can come up with a coherent plan.
>> Another version is "A user says the cluster is slow. What do you do?"
>> On 06/13/2018 02:27 PM, Andrew Latham wrote:
>> > Such a broad topic. I would assume things like DHCP, TFTP, Networking,
>> > PXE and IPMI which come to mind. Troubleshooting tools, configuration
>> > management, version control, monitoring, issue tracking and many other
>> > processes are at play. I would love to hear any interview questions
>> > which could cover this array of topics sanely.
>> > Suggested question: Tell me the best hardware horror story?
>> > On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:08 PM Jonathan Engwall
>> > <engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > John Hearne wrote:
>> > > Stuart Midgley works for DUG? They are currently
>> > > recruiting for an HPC manager in London... Interesting...
>> > Recruitment at DUG wants to call me about Low Level HPC. I have at
>> > least until 6pm.
>> > I am excited but also terrified. My background is C and now
>> > Any suggestions are very much needed.
>> > What must a "low level HPC" know on day 1???
>> > Jonathan Engwall
>> > engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com>
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