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Im looking at doing cluster processing for game/simulation. What significant limitations are there ? The cluster system Im palnning will be all in=memory (diskless) and multicore multithread. The processing node would load off a USB drive (1GB go for $7 these days...) and could pull executables/ data via betwork. Is Isolinux capable of such things??

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I've installed Kubuntu and OpenSUSE on a 2 GB USB Drive without problems, and use GRUB as the boot loader, no need for isolinux and such. This was for embedded x86 devices.

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I've installed Kubuntu and OpenSUSE on a 2 GB USB Drive without problems, and use GRUB as the boot loader, no need for isolinux and such. This was for embedded x86 devices.



Ive been looking into various options. You can get 2GB USB drives for $6 now (which is cheaper than a $24 CD/DVD drive and less bulky for a 'cluster' node). Some of those new web browser computers ($350, 'atom' processor, linux) have no HD disk -- 4GB flash drive instead. I will have to do more research into what I can cut out of the system, a network stack, console I/O and a multithread/multi core configuration is pretty much all that is needed.





http://www.plop.at/en/ploplinux.html#linux section 2.1 (and other sections on pxe...)

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/05/17/install-fedora-9-to-a-flash-drive-using-windows/



http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/ISOLINUX how to create iosolinus iso....

http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/PXELINUX

http://www.cltb.net/en/isolinux.html more info...


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