[ale] December ALE NW meeting FOOD!!

Dow Hurst dhurst at kennesaw.edu
Wed Dec 17 19:25:19 EST 2003

This will test an openmosix cluster:

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Dow Hurst wrote:

> Good news!  I've been informed that Fly-by-Day Consulting will provide 
> pizza for the meeting!!!  Bob is going to put his firewall technology 
> into the mix via his laptop for the evening.  He is also bringing a 
> crossover cable and possibly some medium length ethernet cables.
> My current plan is continue the Gentoo install this evening but 
> download and burn some the ClusterKnoppix distros that were posted 
> about today.  I'll see if I can get a simple cluster running at home 
> this evening.  That way I'll have more possibilities of success 
> tomorrow night.
> The meeting is quite informal and can break up into subgroups if 
> wanted/needed.  No classes are in session so I don't think we will 
> have any problems with finding the Clendinin classrooms being 
> available.  Just look for the noise and food when you come.  If anyone 
> would like to post a link to some test codes for running on OpenMosix, 
> just in case we get something going, then please do.  I am shooting 
> for  the ultimate goal of a 16 node cluster before the evening is over.
> Current equipment available:
> 1 (16 port) 10/100 unmanaged switch Linksys
> 30 PII Dell GX1's
> 1 monitor/keyboard/mouse
> Several ethernet cables
> I do have concerns about UPS power but for just the evening I think 
> some power strips and extension cords will have to do.  I have one UPS 
> I might could spare but am not sure I want to shut down a couple of 
> servers to get it.  If anyone wants to permanently donate a UPS, PII 
> or better PCs to include, RAM for the PCs I've got, then, of course, I 
> would accept it. ;-)
> Thanks and I hope you can come,
> Dow
> Geoffrey wrote:
>> We are trying to throw together a presentation for the ALE NW meeting 
>> which would be this Thursday.  We're looking for folks who would be 
>> interested in assisting/watching setup of a cluster.  We need a 
>> couple of warm bodies to get in early and help move some hardware 
>> into the room.  Please let me know if you might be able to assist 
>> with this effort.  If so, you'll need to be at the school by 7:00.
>> Let me know as soon as possible so we can move forward with the meeting!

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