Re: Huge AMD Opteron cluster installed with FAI and Debian amd64
* Matthias H. Hennig <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-11-16 15:55:11 +0000]:
> As I understand, FAI can handle this - what is your experience? And how
> does it work precisely, simply by chroot or some other method?
> The problem we're facing is that most nodes are pc's with different
> hardware configuration, so almost each node needs a custom kernel as
> well. Is this supported well in FAI?
FAI handles non-uniformed sets of machines very well by using classes.
or /usr/share/doc/fai/examples/*/class if you already have installed
fai. Here is a modifed example from beowulf/class:
# the Beowulf cluster; all nodes except the master node use classes from
# file class/atoms
case $HOSTNAME in
atom00) echo "BEOWULF BEOWULF_MASTER DHCP_SERVER DNS_SERVER";;
atom1?) echo "BEOWULF ATOMCLIENT HOME_CLIENT DELL510";;
atom2?) echo "BEOWULF ATOMCLIENT HOME_CLIENT DELL630";;
atom3?) echo "BEOWULF ATOMCLIENT HOME_CLIENT HP100";;
Then you can handle the DELL510, DELL630, HP100 classes by installing
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