[GE users] Any reason not to have all user's workstations as submit hosts?

seandavi seandavi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 12:07:24 BST 2010


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 6:35 AM, rumpelkeks
<tina.friedrich at diamond.ac.uk> wrote:
> Well, we've got a lot of things - certainly /home - on a central file
> system. Likewise, SGE is installed on a central application server. All
> our systems have a 'standard' environment setup, the cluster nodes are
> in no way treated special - so the user environment on the nodes is the
> same as on the workstations, with the same software/data in the same
> paths and all.

Now, way off-topic, but how does one keep 400+ machines that are user
workstations anywhere near in sync?  Are they all network-boot?

Sean


> reuti wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Am 12.04.2010 um 11:51 schrieb rumpelkeks:
>>
>>> We do that - nearly all our hosts (definitely all workstations and
>>> cluster nodes, and many of the servers) are submit hosts. Roughly 400 in
>>> total. So far, not had any problems with it; definitely not seen any
>>> performance (or other technical) problems.
>>
>> how are the job(scripts) submitted? All workstations mount /home also local?
>>
>> -- Reuti
>>
>>
>>> Tina
>>>
>>> rayson wrote:
>>>> Mainly related to security.
>>>>
>>>> Rayson
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 4/8/10, bdbaddog <bill at baddogconsulting.com> wrote:
>>>>> Greetings,
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there any technical/performance reason to not have every user's
>>>>> desktop as a submit host?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> -Bill
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