Re: Complex networking
Grendel (email@example.com) said:
> We have started with (count them) fourteen nodes. However, we have
> plans to expand to something between 32 and 64 nodes. The initial idea
> was to use the Flat neighborhood network so that we could have single-hop
> connectivity between any two nodes. My impression now is that to do that
> would require custom clustering that is outside the model for something like
> scyld. I have now split the system into two parts. On one I've installed scyld
> using exactly the networking they envision.
FNN is academicaly interesting, but a royal pain in the ass to set up.
yeah, the web page will autogenerate your routing information, and if
you have a very limited budget it can be a price/performance win, but
i'd suggest buying a big-ass switch. then you can spend your time
tuning your code instead of fiddling with network topologies.
> The scyld system is now up and I'm starting to deal with the software issues.
this is a great question ( getting FNN and scyld to work together) to
ask the beowulf mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org : www.beowulf.org
for more info). however, since scyld is not (yet) debianised, i don't
know how relevant this mailing list is.
Rob Latham: linux A-Team Bethlehem, PA USA
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