Describe two classes of cables present in a cluster
Examine a system for labeling and tracking cables and connections
The number of cables present in a cluster, and the amount of work they present to a cluster builder, is frequently underestimated. Along with so many cables comes the burden of tracking (and later debugging) the connections made by the cables. This chapter presents a prototype cable labeling and tracking approach that may be adapted to your cluster construction efforts.
Any cluster you build will have cables; it is an inevitable fact. Cables interconnecting the individual components in a cluster represent a large potential source of interesting ...