Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rocks cluster works!

Got Rocks cluster working - yeah! 4 computers (each with 2 CPU's [6 core] and 48GB RAM), Infiniband, 22TB storage (combined 2 x 11 TB RAIDs with GlusterFS). Running gene alignment program that works with make -- and qmake (part of Sun Grid Engine). Took a couple of months stumbling along to configure it and kick it into submission. So cool to see it loaded, running 70 processes.

Started reading up on make and trying to figure out how to get it to distribute jobs to nodes based on geographic coordinates or dates (instead of C code to compile).