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KVM to nodes and Fedora Cluster Project?

KVM to nodes and Fedora Cluster Project?

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on KVM's (keyboard/video/mouse) to the compute nodes as well as a Fedora cluster project.

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Benchmarking and Windows HPC Edition - Redux

Issues, but no real answers

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on performance measurements and Microsoft's foray into the HPC market (nice historical perspective here) which resulted in a good and timely discussion about Linux distributions for the HPC world. While these discussions were from 2004 and a bit on the older side (aren't we all?), they do provide some good insights into the these continuing discussions

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Power Usage and GigE Switches - Let's Talk

Power Usage and GigE switches - Sounds like Lunch to me!

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on power usage (always a good topic) from two discussion threads on the beowulf list. I'll also review some discussions about 24-port GigE switches from 2004. Plus a bonus update to the age old question Where can I get a cheap GigE switch?

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User Authentication and Disk Monitoring Discussions

Authentication and disk help on the way

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article I review some postings to the Beowulf list on user authentication within clusters and on some postings to the smartmontools mailing list discussing the monitoring of disks.

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RAID and File Systems Discussions

Some aid for those that use RAID

The Beowulf mailing list provides detailed discussions about issues concerning Linux HPC clusters. In this article we turn our attention to other mailinsg lists that also can provide useful information. In this article I review some postings in the Rocks-Discuss and LVM mailing lists where we report on RAID and file system preferences.

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