1. What special requirements does the Master Node need to fulfil?

2. Which services shall be run on the Master Node?

3. What is the maximum acceptable downtime for the Master Node/Cluster?

4. Which networks are planned?

5. Will the Master Node servce as central Storage or be part of a parallel FS?

6. Shall the Master Node also be used as a Compute Node?

7. How many users will work on the HPC system simultaneously, using the Master Node as Login Node?

8. How shall the middleware stack be configured?

9. What building blocks shall be used for monitoring and reporting?

10.Resource Manager and Scheduler?

11. Is customer interested in a more specifically tailored solution?