Home supercomputing cluster

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Agremlin

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Has anyone built a home cluster using different spec machines?

I have 2x dual cpu E5 26xx v2 boxes, a E5-2690v3 and a dual scalable Xeon box, all with varying ram from 64-370GB. Network is 1G but in process of upgrading to 10G.

Workload would be scientific compute on CPUs.

Would SLURM be practically implementable across such diverse machines?
 

alex_stief

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The queuing system won't have many issues with a heterogeneous cluster.
You just need to find a way for load balancing if you want to use all nodes efficiently. How this can be done depends on the kind of computations you do.
How many people will use your cluster? I.e. do you even need a queuing system?
 

CyklonDX

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For home workload i recommend running apache spark, or just joining boinc projects; else top pick for sc would be infiniband.