Linux vs FreeBSD clusters
Luiz Eugenio Fernandes Tenorio
left at typhon.ufal.br
Wed Nov 12 11:18:09 PST 2003
We have a 64 node cluster entire based on FreeBSD 5.1 for high
performance computing at the Federal University of Alagoas
(http://www.typhon.ufal.br). It has 36 Dell Pentium IV 2.4GHz nodes and
36 Gateway Atlhon 1GHz using a fast-ethernet network (the peak
performance for Dell machines, measured with xhpl, is 37 Gflops).
Applications may use MPI for inter-process communication. For the
cluster management we are testing the Ganglia
(http://ganglia.sourceforge.net) and for scheduling the Maui
Rayson Ho wrote:
> A very good paper about building HPC clusters with FreeBSD:
> "Building a High-performance Computing Cluster Using FreeBSD"
> The author talked about hardware issues: KVM, BIOS redirection, CPU
> choices; and then talked about why he chose FreeBSD instead of Linux...
> he also did the port of GridEngine (SGE) to FreeBSD.
> Anyone tried to setup HPC clusters with *BSD??
> --- Fernan Aguero <fernan at iib.unsam.edu.ar> wrote:
>>Any FreeBSD users willing to share clustering experiences
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