[Linux-cluster] Building a HP Cluster

Pavel Herrmann morpheus.ibis at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 17:11:15 UTC 2013


Im in no way an expert in the field, but i might be able to help you a bit

for a HPC cluster you would usually have a HA cluster for shared resources 
(like storage). then you would have a couple of compute nodes, preferrably 
with a fast interconnect (infiniband)

the HPC part would be part of the application, be it MPI or hadoop or whatever

On Wednesday 16 of October 2013 10:01:58 merc1984 at f-m.fm wrote:
> And as I said several times in IRC, I am doing this for purposes of
> -learning-.  How many times do I have to say it?
> I am doing this to learn about HP clusters.  I am trying to get a handle
> on the landscape and the practical aspects of building a supercomputer.
> And I said this again in my first email here, that I am doing this to
> learn.
> Seems like you two don't have enough experience with this to advise, so
> please stand down.  I'll figure out my own answers if this is the
> landscape.
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013, at 9:30, Digimer wrote:
> > On 16/10/13 12:24, merc1984 at f-m.fm wrote:
> > > I know.  But keep in mind that RedHat's cluster is --High
> > > Availability--.
> > > 
> > > What I am asking about is --High Performance-- as I say below.
> > 
> > As was mentioned in IRC, you need to come up with a particular goal in
> > order for people to offer useful advice. What do you want to make go
> > faster? Answer that and you will start getting help.
> > 
> > Cheers

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