[CentOS] clustering

Wed Nov 16 03:09:26 UTC 2011
Tony Schreiner <anthony.schreiner at bc.edu>

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CentOS based clustering with lots of built in goodness.

Tony Schreiner

On 11/15/2011 9:50 PM, Alan McKay wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I just went through the archives trying to find some info on this but
> did not come up with much other than it seems there are a few experts
> here on the list.
> I have no experience with clustering and have just taken over a Stem
> Cell Research Lab that has a Grid Engine cluster.  I have not yet dug
> into the details of Grid Engine (only been here a week now) but am
> just trying to get up to speed on clustering in general.
> I was just looking at Red Hat's site and they have this HPC thing
> http://www.redhat.com/promo/mrg/ but damned if I can find any actual
> details on it there - that data sheet they link to is just a bunch of
> marketing gobble-de-gook as far as I can make sense of it anyway.
> Quick question : what are Red Hat using to do that, and can CentOS do
> the same thing?   How hard is it to configure?  How does it compare to
> Grid Engine?
> I have to say I'm a bit hesitant about Grid Engine because of the
> whole Oracle takeover.   I just don't trust Oracle.
> Basically I'd like to get up to speed really quickly on different
> clustering technologies, and maybe even set up a CentOS (or
> Scientific) based cluster in a sandbox to play with.
> I guess - looking for reading to get up to speed on clustering, and
> wondering what my options are with CentOS, RHEL and Scientific.
> thanks,
> -Alan