[Mauiusers] Adding nodes in remote locations

Steve Young chemadm at hamilton.edu
Wed Oct 14 17:35:40 MDT 2009

Hi All,
	First just a thanks to the Cluster Resources guys for fixing the list  
so quickly =).

	We're going to be adding another Altix cluster to the mix of machines  
we already have. The only problem is that it is going to be in a  
distant location. I'm wondering if others could give me some advice as  
to the best solution to add this. We're tempted to just do a separate  
install of torque/maui, copy all the user account info and just log  
into that machine to submit. I'd like to be able to just add it to  
everything we already have instead of having to duplicate this as we'd  
loose some of our accounting and other stats having a separate  
instance. We do have a central torque/maui/gold setup here as well as  
all the account info and various other services. Should I just try to  
add this host into our queue system over the internet?
	Would it be easier to install another instance of torque (and or  
maui) on this Altix cluster to queue up to? Or can the central system  
here be configured to work together with a secondary install on the  
Altix? I'm just thinking out loud as I haven't researched it a lot  
yet. I'm hoping someone out there who is already running a few  
different locations will be able to give me some good pointers before  
I proceed ;-). Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks,


Steve Young
Unix/HPC System Administrator
Hamilton College

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