diskless machines for parallel processing?

tuxillo tuxillo at quantumachine.net
Wed Feb 14 04:11:19 PST 2007

Erik Wikström <erik-wikstrom at telia.com> wrote:
> On 2007-02-14 02:41, tuxillo wrote:
>> hi
>> Well, I've got about 6 machines (4 PIII 900 and 2 PII 333). I've
>> installed DF in one machine and 5 will boot via PXE and they will be
>> diskless. I've choosen DF because this is going towards "native
>> clustering". but, in what state is this project now? can I test whether
>> my machines are in a cluster? how do I start and where?
>> thanks a lot!
> Not quite there yet, if you want to get an idea of where the project is 
> and where it's going the recent interview with Matt at BSDTalk might be 
> of interest [1] and [2]. There is also the mails to the kernel-list [3].
> 1. 
> http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/2007/02/bsdtalk098-dragonflybsd-developer.html
> 2. http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/users/2007-02/msg00110.html
> 3. http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/kernel/2007-02/
> --
> Erik Wikström
Hi again
Well, as I can see in this interview, the project of clustering is not
as mature as I expected but it goes that way. Maybe I can pile up my
machines and wait until cluster work is in alpha so I can help a bit in
testing or anything since I have no kernel-skill programming. 

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