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    This is just an FYI<br>
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    I know a developer and he said this is still something new canonical
    are working on to replace orchestra in regards to provisioning, I
    dont think its going ot be ready for prime time at least until the
    next LTS. I woudl like to do some testing come summer about this as
    this is a feature that interests me greatly.<br>
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    On 4/17/12 5:26 PM, Hearns, John wrote:
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        <p class="MsoNormal">I read a ZDnet article on Ubuntu LTS
          pitching to be your cloud
          and data centre distribution on choice.<o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal">It mentions Ubunti Metal-As-A-Service<o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1103">http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1103</a><o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/MAAS/">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/MAAS/</a><o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal">I guess this is what clustering types have
          been doing for a
          long time with various cluster deployment and management
          suites.<o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal">Also note Mark Shuttleworths comment about
          the cost of the
          OS per node :<o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal">&#8220;As we enter an era in which ATOM is as
          important in
          the data centre as XEON, an operating system like Ubuntu makes
          even more sense&#8221;<o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal">I guess this chimes with the initial
          Beowulfery spirit &#8211;
          when you have low-cost nodes, why use an OS (whether it is
          Windows, Solaris etc)<o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal">Which is a significant fraction of the
          nodes cost.<o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray">John
              Hearns</span></b><b><span
              style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:
              &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray">
              |&nbsp;CFD Hardware Specialist&nbsp;|</span></b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray">
            <b>McLaren
              Racing Limited</b></span><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:navy"><br>
          </span><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray">McLaren
            Technology Centre, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4YH,
            UK</span><o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray"><br>
          </span><b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:red"
              lang="DE">T: </span></b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray"
            lang="DE">&nbsp;+44 (0) 1483 262000</span><o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:red">D:
              &nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:
            &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray"
            lang="DE">+44 (0) 1483 262352</span><span
            style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New
            Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:red"
              lang="DE">F:</span></b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray"
            lang="DE"> &nbsp;+44 (0) 1483 261928&nbsp;</span><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:navy"
            lang="DE"><br>
          </span><b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:red"
              lang="DE">E:</span></b><span
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            lang="DE"> &nbsp;</span><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#7F7F7F"
            lang="DE"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:john.hearns@mclaren.com">john.hearns@mclaren.com</a></span><o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span
style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:red"
              lang="DE">W: </span></b><a moz-do-not-send="true"
            href="http://www.mclaren.com/"
            title="blocked::http://www.mclaren.com/"><span
              style="font-size:7.5pt;
font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:gray"
              lang="DE">www.mclaren.com</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
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