[Beowulf] Linux cluster for my college
06002352 at brookes.ac.uk
Tue Apr 10 09:24:05 PDT 2007
> You might want to start with one of the "liveCD" styles of distros...
I'm playing around with a liveCD cluster these days (BCCD to be
specific) along with VMWare. LiveCD clusters have auto discovery of
nodes and extremely compact and fast (since they run on memory) and can
set-up a cluster in minutes.
For what sort of applications are they used for? Due to the fact that
machines need to be configured (authentication,mount filesystems,install
libs..etc) each time they are booted they seem to be very
"inconvenient?" and have limited scope in the real world.
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