[Bioclusters] Re: Login & home directory strategies for PVM?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Feb 25 15:43:57 EST 2005

I would suggest that most people here subscribe to beowulf at beowulf.org
and read the archives.

Most of what's being asked on this list has been dealt with on the Beowulf

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 11:51:56AM -0800, Michael Gutteridge wrote:
> Thanks... been thinking about local homes vs. pvfs since I don't really 
> need anything but .bashrc.  However, managing local home directores on 
> 62+ nodes gets boring after a while...  I rather prefer the idea of 
> running pvm as you indicate, but I haven't had any luck finding out how 
> to do this- do you have a pointer to something that describes that?  I 
> can't even pull together a good google term to find out how that's 
> typically done.
> I will very likely end up using pvfs for database directories if I can 
> make it robust enough, though.  Sounds like pvfs2 has some great 
> improvements in that area.
> >Lastly, you can port to mpich on a bproc system like Scyld, and get 
> >rid of
> >pvmd's altogether.
> From my conversations with the developers, sounds like a port to MPI is 
> underway.
> Thanks ...
> On Feb 24, 2005, at 11:05 AM, Michael Will wrote:
> >Just statically mount /home rather than doing automounting of 
> >individual homes,
> >and you are fine.  Also you could run the pvmd's as a user that does 
> >not require
> >or have an nfs-mounted home but uses local scratch instead.
> >
> >Lastly, you can port to mpich on a bproc system like Scyld, and get 
> >rid of
> >pvmd's altogether.
> >
> >Michael
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