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HP High Performance Clusters LC Series
Setup and Installation Guide
March 2004 (Second Edition)
Part Number 341524-002


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  • Page 1 HP High Performance Clusters LC Series Setup and Installation Guide March 2004 (Second Edition) Part Number 341524-002...
  • Page 2 “as is” without warranty of any kind and is subject to change without notice. The warranties for HP products are set forth in the express limited warranty statements accompanying such products. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Data CD ..............................10 HPC LC Series Cluster Installation ................. 11 Overview..............................11 Step 1: Physical Planning..........................11 Step 2: Receiving the HPC LC Series Cluster .................... 11 Step 3: Positioning the Racks ........................12 Rack Power............................13 Rack Cooling............................13 Step 4: Connecting External and Inter-rack Cables ..................
  • Page 5: Abstract

    HP assumes that the user of this guide has advanced technical skills and has knowledge of the following topics and products: •...
  • Page 6: Hp Services

    HP technical support will take calls on the cluster solution and will perform fault isolation. If the problem is determined to be in the Cyclades product, HP will pass the call along with our analysis to Cyclades for correction of the problem.
  • Page 7: Limited Warranty

    , select your country or region, then select contact HP. Limited Warranty The limited warranty for your HPC LC Series cluster is supplied on a component basis. Refer to the documents supplied with each component for the appropriate warranty information. Safety Information IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Before installation, read the Important Safety Information document included with the product.
  • Page 8: Hpc Lc Series Cluster Components

    Each LC Series also offers a packaged 32 node cluster. This reduces the order process to ordering just two part numbers: one for the cluster and one for the interconnect (Gigabit or Myrinet).
  • Page 9: Compute Nodes

    More compute nodes are added to the cluster to increase performance. The current LC Series cluster reference designs scale to support up to 128 nodes per cluster. The server models and options available for use in the cluster are listed in the Design and Configuration Guide.
  • Page 10: Additional Components

    Additional Components Each HPC LC Series reference design also comes equipped with an HP TFT 5600 RKM (integrated keyboard, monitor, and mouse), Power Distribution Units, and extra network cables for external network connectivity. All components are integrated and pre-cabled into HP 10000 series 42U racks.
  • Page 11: Hpc Lc Series Cluster Installation

    9. Installing storage system options (if applicable) Step 1: Physical Planning Physical planning for your HPC LC Series deployment is one of the first things that must be considered before beginning the installation. You must ensure that you have enough physical space, adequate power and ventilation.
  • Page 12: Step 3: Positioning The Racks

    Step 3: Positioning the Racks Upon receipt of the HPC LC Series solution, the racks will need to be carefully transported from the receiving area to the data center. Be sure to follow all unpacking, transporting, and safety instructions included with the product. When selecting the final position of the racks, be sure to place them in sequential order, beginning with Rack 1 on the left as viewed from the front of the racks.
  • Page 13: Rack Power

    Rack Cooling The racks in each HPC LC Series solution draw cool air in through the front and exhaust warm air out of the rear. To ensure continued safe and reliable operation of the equipment, place the system in a well-ventilated, climate-controlled environment.
  • Page 14: Power Cabling

    Refer to the cabling wiring diagrams in the cabling guide for more information. IMPORTANT: Refer to the HPC LC Series cabling guides for LC 1000, LC 2000, and LC 3000 for details on the power and network cabling connections, cable label nomenclature, wiring diagrams, and rack layouts for each HPC LC Series solution.
  • Page 15: Step 5: Powering On The Equipment

    Redirection after BIOS POST = Boot Loader • Terminal Type = VT100 • Boot Settings Boot Settings Are Configured (Boot => Boot Settings Configuration) • Quick Boot = Disabled • Quiet Boot = Disabled continued HP High Performance Clusters LC Series Setup and Installation Guide...
  • Page 16 Refer to the server’s iLO documentation that is shipped with the cluster for more information. ProLiant DL145 Servers • BIOS settings Hyper-threading is disabled • NIC2 is set to the default PXE NIC continued HP High Performance Clusters LC Series Setup and Installation Guide...
  • Page 17: Step 6: Setting Up The Out Of Band Management Switch (Lc 1000 Series)

    LC 1000 Series clusters use Cyclades terminal servers that must be set up and configured at the customer’s site. HP recommends that you follow Cyclades’ Quick Start process which is detailed in the AlterPath Console Server User Guide. This guide is included with the cluster shipment.
  • Page 18: Step 8: Setting Up The Compute Nodes

    Step 8: Setting up the Compute Nodes The compute nodes are not connected to a keyboard, monitor, or public LAN. Therefore, you must use the Out Of Band (OOB) Management features of the LC Series solution to remotely set up and manage each compute node.
  • Page 19: Step 9: Installing Storage System Options

    Step 9: Installing Storage System Options LC Series clusters can support a wide variety of storage systems, which are not included in the scope of this document. Refer to the installation instructions supplied with the storage system for more information.