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Old   April 2, 2009, 04:35
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Hello everybody. I┤m trying to configure a 64 bits cluster with fluent (by now). I don┤t know if i should use Vista, XP 64 bits, or any other operative system to do this task. I want to use all the RAM (8Gb) installed in all nodes.

┐Could you give me an advise?

Time ago i have configured a cluster using 32 bits XP and fluent. I suppose that procedings for setting up this new cluster would be exactly the same. ┐Right?

Thank you very much for your help. Greetings from sunny spain! :-D

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Old   April 2, 2009, 16:03
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Hi Jonathan,

XP 64 edition could be your best choice. Windows XP 32 edition supports Maximum 3.2GB RAM, no matter how many RAM sticks you have on your motherboard.

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Hello everybody. I┤m trying to configure a 64 bits cluster with fluent (by now). I don┤t know if i should use Vista, XP 64 bits, or any other operative system to do this task. I want to use all the RAM (8Gb) installed in all nodes.

┐Could you give me an advise?

Time ago i have configured a cluster using 32 bits XP and fluent. I suppose that procedings for setting up this new cluster would be exactly the same. ┐Right?

Thank you very much for your help. Greetings from sunny spain! :-D

Jonathan
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Old   April 6, 2009, 16:13
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Best to go with 64-bits XP if you have more than 3 GIG of memory. Win200XServer + PAE will support more memory than that, but I think PAE is a kluge.

There is also an issue with the number of *sockets* (CPU "cans") on your motherboards. I believe XP and Vista only support two, so, theoretically, if you had two quad-core CPUs, then you could get 8 processors per node. If you have more than two CPU sockets on the motherboard, you have to go with Win200XServer, which supports up to 4 sockets, Win200XServerEnterprise supports up to 8 sockets (8 quad-cores = 32 processors per node if you have one of the big TYAN servers).

Of course, Linux supports as many CPUs as you have.

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Old   April 9, 2009, 06:14
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Thank you all.

I have one socket core quad proccesor (4 nodes per CPU). This is first step cluster. Once this one is working i will try linux cluster, but i have to learn a bit of linux.

Thank you. I will post the results of this first trying. But you will need to wait as i┤m enjoying my easter hollidays by now!

See you!!!!

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How did your cluster installation go? What did you end up with?
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Old   June 30, 2009, 01:08
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Hello to all:

I had some problems, and i decided to postpone this project for some months. I will keep you informed of my progress here as soon as I start with the installation.

Thank you for your interest.

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