(I wasn't sure if this was a users or a developers issue/question so I am posting it to both. Apologies in advance if you receive this twice!)
I have 24 P3 Dell OptiPlexes that I am planning on using to build a cluster. I have already tested the idea with KNOPPIX-3.6_OpenSSI-1.2.0 with 3 of the Dells running diskless nodes: works great. I'd like to take the next step and install FC3 on one of my boxes, and get a permanent cluster with two NICs (public and private) going.
What I really want to use the cluster for is for BOINC computation, climateprediction.net more specifically. Running 24 Dell boxes, each with their own disk and system to install and manage, is hard (!!!) and will prove to be a nightmare, I am sure. Quite frankly, they will also eat up more energy that if they are diskless, driveless, etc. OpenSSI offers me the potential to move processes between nodes, and also, I imagine, allows me to have a higher level view of how my cluster is doing, etc. I guess what I want to know is: