Before you do anything else, you should read the enFuzion Manual to learn how to use enFuzion. Most of your questions can be answered there.You might also like to look at the Questions Asked At Least Once document. If you are using PBS, check out the document Running PBS on Mahar.
The Parallel Parametric Modelling Engine is composed of two servers and ~70 nodes at the Clayton campus of Monash University. For those interested, a page detailing the network setup has been created. That page contains a network diagram as well as explanation. It also has a very important note on the possible impact of a poorly written enFuzion plan which will use unnecessary network bandwidth. Please note that at this time 4 nodes have been extracted from the cluster for a private cluster used by researchers wanting to utilise nodes with some specific configuration.
The following explanation gives basic information on how to configure enFuzion for use with this particular setup. It does not give a tutorial on how to use the enFuzion program. For that, please read the enFuzion Manual.
The configured client machines are named node01-node50. The older machines are still to be configured for the new cluster.
The following is a sample
The cluster machines are all running Debian Linux. You can use ssh to login to mahar and the nodes (in fact it is strongly recommended that you use ssh rather then telnet). Users' home directories are NFS mounted on mahar and all the nodes on one of the partitions /u/cluster1 - /u/cluster3. In addition, each node has a /scratch partition (similar to the /tmp directory) which is approximately 22Gb in size. This area can be used by cluster users for local storage on each node to reduce network traffic.
If you intend to run processes under Windows XP you still start
the jobs from mahar running linux. However, you must specify the
There is currently no automatic way to determine if a machine
is currently running Linux or Windows XP. However, a file is
updated with a node's number whenever it is booted into XP, and
this can be viewed using the command
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