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Re: news from the Debian Beowulf project?

Adam C Powell IV a écrit :

On Sun, 2007-04-15 at 09:35 +0200, karel lang wrote:
i'd like to ask, if there are some howto's or materials like that of newer date about installing and maintaining the Beowulf project on Debian Linux.

As far as I know, the most current Debian-specific howtos are on the
Debian Wiki: start at http://wiki.debian.org/?DebianBeowulf .  There are
many Debian-specific enhancements such as update-cluster, FAI, dsh, etc.
which make facilitate cluster management on Debian.  There is of course
still room for improvement, e.g. generating dhcp server config files
using update-cluster (bug 156810); ideas and patches are always welcome.

Unfortunately, since the Beowulf Wiki pages were written (mostly by
yours truly), the diskless package has been orphaned, so that section is
valid through sarge but not for etch.  Would someone be interested in
redoing that section for lessdisks -- or in re-introducing diskless?
(Though the latter will not help with etch.)


I would suggest to have a look at Daniel Baumann & all work on debian-live [1] before (re)starting any work on {less}disks{less} packages.

The infrastructure (debian-live + etch initrd + unionfs) provided to build live cd makes it trivial to build diskless environnements. See the wiki for the technical informations.

As debian-live is here to stay, regrouping human effort there seems more effective than splitting it over several overlapping package.



[1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLive?highlight=%28live%29

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