Quote from TreacleWelding on July 29, 2011, 17:39
I'm thinking along these lines, but I need to understand some things first.
If I purchase say 10 model A's would there be any way to get them all to work with the same USB hub? If yes to the hub question, would there be a way to get them to share a single network connection?
Hmmm, basically I want to come up with a design that allows me to effectively use them as a cluster of servers, but I'm thinking at the moment I would really need
7 x Model B Computers @ $35 each = $245
7 x Short network cables @ $0.75 each = $5.25
1 x 10/100 Network Switch @ $20 each = $20
1 x KVM switch 7+ port @ $600 each (ouch!) = $600
7 x KVM cables @ $40 each (ouch!) = $280
Total cost $1150.25
Plus whatever it is I need to provide the power...
So that's not a good design, the KVM takes up 77% of the cost
Any better ideas how to achieve what's needed?
I'm by no means an expert on clusters or even linux. That being said, You shouldn't need a kvm switch. You should be able to monitor the nodes from the server through a proggie like vnc. As for using a usb hub to network them I'll leave that question for Someone Who does in fact know what There talking about curious about that Myself now.