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  1. And that's the end of that...

    by , 1st February 2012 at 08:35 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Well that sucks.

    I've had to convert the head-node into a CC3 desktop because one has died [power supply failure] and I've also had to rip the power button from one of the nodes.

    That brings it down to 3 computers I can use. While it's stil possible, I think, the fact they're RM F-series and weak beyond belief[/opinion] would render any added power from the clustering moot.

    Sorry to anyone who was actually interested.

    The project is dead. ...

    Updated 1st February 2012 at 08:37 AM by X-13 (FFFFUUUUUUUU~ I always forget to whack it in a category.)

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  2. Hmmm...

    by , 24th January 2012 at 09:40 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    It seems the project will have to be on hold for a bit while I sort out documentation.

    Everything I have references software that doesn't work. [and things like chkconfig... which I can't use.]

    I'm going to find alternatives and start again from scratch.

    This time using Ubuntu 11.10 [Server]. If it works... Which it didn't an hour ago.

    Hopefully, it will have all the necessary software installed.

    Updated 25th January 2012 at 11:04 AM by X-13

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  3. This isn't a blog post...

    by , 19th January 2012 at 01:12 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    ...it's a BLARGH post.

    All I have to say is "SCREW YOU, DEBIAN 6.0.3!!"

    I spent this morning setting up/configuring the cluster controller [or the "head node" as my documentation calls it].

    I wired it up, without any network connection as I'm not at that stage yet.

    Stuck in the Debian disk, boots fine.
    Using it as a live disk, works fine.
    Install OS... Nope.

    For some reason it doesn't want ...

    Updated 25th January 2012 at 11:04 AM by X-13

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  4. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

    by , 18th January 2012 at 08:33 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Update time.

    And a small update at that.


    Yesterday was spent upgrading the nodes and the controller, I've doubled the RAM so it now stands at 1GB RAM per node, and 4GB RAM on the controller.

    Everything else is standard.


    As the test, I'm thinking of possibly installing Quake and seeing how it runs. Lag, FPS [frames per second... not first person shooter.], graphics quality, etc.

    First it'd be installed on ...

    Updated 18th January 2012 at 10:18 AM by X-13 (Added team pose and fixed some spelling.)

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  5. Stage 0 - complete

    by , 16th January 2012 at 10:01 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I've checked all hardware, chosen the OS [Debian] and the MPI [OPEN-MPI], I've got a bit of documentation so I know what I'm doing [slightly].

    But there's one thing I forgot to check...

    CHECK THERE'S ENOUGH ROOM!!

    Which there isn't... Blargh!

    I'm still doing it though. A couple of powerstrips [and a reposition of the laptop trolley] should be sufficient.

    As usual, any suggestions let me know.

    Updated 16th January 2012 at 10:20 AM by X-13

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  6. CODENAME: PROJECT BORG

    by , 13th January 2012 at 11:51 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Cluster server is go.

    At least premission has been given, and the powers that be think the LAN MMO idea is a good one. [Still trying to find one... here's hoping BETT can help.]


    For those who are curious, for this experiment I will be using:


    10 RM F-series as nodes [Which I can't find full specs for...]

    Some sort of ex-admin Dell as the controller. We've got a couple sitting about.

    Cisco Catalyst 2950 [24 ...

    Updated 13th January 2012 at 03:25 PM by X-13 (Oh, dear God... I can't spell.)

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