[svlug] blade servers, clustering, high availability Linux

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Thu Apr 6 22:06:16 PDT 2006

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 11:22:23AM -0700, Tin Le wrote:
>I was wondering if anyone has experience with blade servers and Linux. 
>Good, bad, recommendations are all appreciated.  I need to put the
>systems together soon, ready to buy, just want to make sure I buy the
>right one.  Suggestions as to other vendors to look at is also

Well I'm having some trouble getting netbsd on
penguincomputing.com bladerunner, but linux should run fine.
you can put 12 dual opterons in 5-u, and their power use is
very low, compared to 1-u dual ixeons. here's some photos,
there's a RH dmesg in the discussion thread linked at top.

the net interface require a kernel module with some binary
parts... http://galis.org/blade-penguincomputing/tg3-3.43b/
but penguin computing is interested in getting 100% open driver;
I guess we are waiting for some Broadcom technical programmers

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE><
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