[GE users] SGE/6.2 and IBM x3950m2

reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Dec 23 17:26:58 GMT 2009


Am 23.12.2009 um 17:37 schrieb rayson:

> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 7:54 AM, reuti <reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de>  
> wrote:
>>> Has anyone implemented SGE/6.2 on a multi-node IBM x3950m2?
>
> Never played with one myself... I went to the product launch event in
> Toronto in March 2008 (the "System x with VMware Lunch Series" event),
> and was introduced to the really cool multinode x64 servers!
>
>
>> AFAICS it's a machine which should be able to run a stock Linux (I
>> checked IBM's website). The special thing is the connection of up to
>> four machines, which should then show up as one. Is there a special
>> cable between the enclosures (like the HiPPI interface on SGIs)? This
>> should be transparent to the OS.
>
> BTW, this IBM RedBook is useful, "Planning, Installing, and Managing
> the IBM System x3950 M2" , esp. Chapter 4. Multinode hardware
> configurations:
>
> http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247630.html

Thx for the link. Looks like there are some limitations when I get it  
in the correct way: with Linux only two nodes are supported.

How many do you want to connect?


-- Reuti


>
>> In `qhost` you would see just one machine with 96 cores.
>
> If there is more than 1 Ethernet Interface enabled in the multinode
> complex, you will need to config a "host_aliases":
>
> http://gridengine.sunsource.net/howto/multi_intrfcs.html
>
> Rayson
>
>
>>
>> When you run Linux, the amd64 binaries should work fine too.
>>
>> -- Reuti
>>
>>
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