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Re: Building a cluster with debian?

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 02:13:02AM +0200, Micha Feigin wrote:
> I'm trying to find out if it's possible to build a debian based cluster from 4
> identical quad core machines that would behave as one NUMA machine?
> AFAIK we have one such machine based on opetron processors in uni but I haven't
> been able to find out how that is setup, i.e whether it's a hardware or
> software solution. That machines shows itself as 16 cpus, which is what I would
> like to achieve
> I looked into kerighead and mosix variants, but it doesn't seem like any of
> them can do this properly (thread migration is impossible and process migration
> is problematic).

I believe there is software out there that will do that, I read about
some recently, but can't find reference to it now :(

Not sure what your goals are by, why not compile with openmpi and use
something like openpbs to run your jobs ? (if it hptc stuff you are
trying to do).


> The machines are going to be all connected to every other using gigabit lan.
> Thanks
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