Scyld ClusterWare HPC

Installation Guide

Penguin Computing, Inc.

Table of Contents
Scyld ClusterWare System Overview
System Components and Layout
Recommended Components
Assembling the Cluster
Software Components
Quick Start Installation
The Installation Media
Network Interface Configuration
Cluster Public Network Interface
Cluster Private Network Interface
Network Security Settings
Red Hat Packages
Scyld Installation Options
Red Hat Additional CDs
Existing Red Hat Installation
The Scyld Installer
Trusted Devices
Compute Nodes
Installation Details
Red Hat Installation Specifics
Network Interface Configuration
Network Security Settings
Package Group Selection
Options for Starting the Scyld Installation
Red Hat Additional CDs
Existing Red Hat Installation
Using The Scyld Installer
Selecting Trusted Devices
Installation of the Compute Nodes
Compute Node Boot Media
PXE Network Boot
PXE Media Boot
The BeoSetup Tool
Starting BeoSetup
BeoSetup Node Panels
BeoSetup Action Buttons
BeoSetup Short-Cuts
BeoSetup Pop-Up Menus
Creating a Node Floppy
Creating a Node CD
Booting the Compute Nodes
Incorporating the Compute Nodes
Optional Compute Node Disk Partitioning
Rebooting the Compute Nodes
Cluster Verification Procedures
Monitoring Cluster Status
Running Jobs Across the Cluster
Directed Execution with bpsh
Dynamic Execution with beorun and mpprun
Troubleshooting ClusterWare
Failing PXE Network Boot
Mixed Uni-Processor and SMP Cluster Nodes
Mixing 32-Bit and 64-Bit Architectures
IP Forwarding
SSH Traffic
Device Driver Updates
Finding Further Information
Compute Node Disk Partitioning
Architectural Overview
Operational Overview
Disk Partitioning Procedures
Typical Partitioning
Default Partitioning
Generalized, User-Specified Partitions
Unique Partitions
Mapping Compute Node Partitions