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Anyone ever setup a cluster before?

We want to put up a 17 computer cluster to run SETI for proof of concept that we can setup linux cluster. I'm probably going to get started on it tommorow an am looking at http://openmosix.sourceforge.net/ for all my hints. I'm not sure what to expect, this is going to be using some of the 96 Computers Rob got us for free
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Its working with 3 computers, now I have to setup the rest of the boxes, shouldnt take to much longer to get them all up and running. OpenMosix was extremly simple to setup, just compiled a custom kernel, setup a few config files and it was off. Whats really cool is its decentralized, you dont have to have a head unit ( master pc ) that tells the other pc's what to do. If one pc is doing something thats maxing out its resources, it asks some of the other pcs to lend a hand. Its kinda like the borg.
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That is totally bad ass. I wish I had some pcs to play with. I might just have to dig some up.

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Another cool thing is they have plugins for it to generate nifty graphs and webstuff.

I'm running my setup on a 10mb network ( all those pc's have 10mb isa nic's ), and it seems to be running pretty good. I'm going to be switching the distrobutions to slackware as I'm using redhat right now. They have a floppy image where you can have a driveless box just boot the floopy and automatically connect and share it resources.

Whats really cool, is if you have a desktop workgroup setup using linux boxes, you could share your pc resources with everyone, making a company super computer pretty much, this shits cool
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so they are all just connected via ethernet to a hub, switch or router? Sounds pretty cool, I may grab a few Sparc's and do that

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Re: Anyone ever setup a cluster before?

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We want to put up a 17 computer cluster to run SETI for proof of concept that we can setup linux cluster. I'm probably going to get started on it tommorow an am looking at http://openmosix.sourceforge.net/ for all my hints. I'm not sure what to expect, this is going to be using some of the 96 Computers Rob got us for free
Why does jeff wanna do this? Just for fun ?
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Glad you could use the stuff Cruz! May have some more old stuff over there for you to pick up if you want. Hollar at me later on some time.
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Glad you could use the stuff Cruz! May have some more old stuff over there for you to pick up if you want. Hollar at me later on some time.
Maybe I can come hang out permantly sometime soon?
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Maybe I can come hang out permantly sometime soon?
We do still have that warehouse that needs sweeping, and some of the flourescent bulbs around here need to be replaced. I'll see what I can do.
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