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Re: [opensuse] How to build a cluster with 64 bit Opterons and SUSE?
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:47:22 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612181044410.21739@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 18 2006 11:24, HG wrote:
>Subject: [opensuse] How to build a cluster with 64 bit Opterons and SUSE?
>
> Hi!
>
> We would like to build a cluster of multiple Opteron based computers.
> The usage is for scientific computing (multiple scientists running
> large processes usually at the same time... :-) Mainly computing but
> also some large flat file access, no DB stuff.
>
> Can this be done?
> (I think it can: http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36371
> BMW seems to have done it except with woodcrests and not Opterons).
>
> How? Can't find anything really about getting any SUSE version or 2.6
> kernel for that matter to work in cluster. Anybody have any
> experience? Any pointers to resources? Opensourse? Commercial?
> Whatever?

It does not take much. Clusters at GWD run some SLES8 with LSF, throw
in some MPICH programs where you need it, and you are all set.
Or were you looking for an OpenMOSIX-style cluster? That would be
a different matter harder to solve.


-`J'
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