FW: [OT?] Using clusters of computers for redundancy

Cannon, Andrew Andrew.Cannon at nnc.co.uk
Mon Mar 10 00:18:56 PST 2003

> Hi all,
> We're starting to look into using clusters for Monte Carlo calculations,
> and the suggestion has been put forward that we can use clusters of
> computers to run things like mail programs or server type applications,
> using the multi-processor capabilities of the cluster to ensure redundancy
> should a node fail.
> Is a Beowulf cluster applicable for this, or is it a function that is more
> commonly used in the actual OS?
> Sorry if this is off topic.
> Andrew
> Andrew Cannon, Nuclear Technology (J2), NNC Ltd, Booths Hall, Knutsford,
> Cheshire, WA16 8QZ.
> Telephone; +44 (0) 1565 843768
> email: mailto:andrew.cannon at nnc.co.uk
> NNC website: http://www.nnc.co.uk

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