On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Eugen Leitl wrote:
On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, John Hearns wrote:
I have an EPIA board hopefully arriving this morning.
I have strange ideas about building a low cost/low noise cluster at home.
Not for numerics, obviously. Could be useful for playing with distributed filesystems and nonnumerical codes which operate out of memory (like a database running on data loaded and locked in memory).
What are you trying to do?
As you say, playing with things! I'll probably be intially experimenting with Linuxbios and diskless booting. The application I have in mind is a small render farm - I used to work in post-production. But it is just so much fun to be able to think of a home cluster!
By the way, I trudged out to East London today to pick up my board from the courier company. It is an EPAI5000 - I did not realise that DOC was an option on these boards. Mine doesn't have this. A bit frustrating to see the empty space on the board.
Does anyone know how to specify this option, and what the extra cost is?