Clustercorp Rocks(R)+HYBRID dual boot solution

Today Clustercorp introduced their new hybrid solution, ROCKS(R)+HYBRID, for supporting Windows HPC Server and Linux on the same hardware. They’ve pulled together a Rocks-based deployment solution that is consistent with both Windows HPC Server 2008 and Rocks philosophies. I think it will be welcomed by our customer base and that it greatly eases the burden…

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Headnode reports itself as Unreachable

I find a lot of people are starting to build demonstration clusters on a small scale with some sort of minimal ‘enterprise’ network. In my case the enterprise network is my home router and the private network is a little 5 port GigE switch. To make it a bit more realistic and to be able…

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Process Affinity and Windows HPC Server 2008 SP1

An issue came to our attention after Windows HPC Server 2008 shipped regarding the way we set affinity on the processes within a job.  There are actually two places where we set affinity: 1.       The Node Manager (the service on each node responsible for starting jobs and tasks) sets processor affinity on each task to…

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