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ClusterMonkey: Building a Virtual Cluster with Xen (Part Two)

Oct 11, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angel De Vicente)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"In the first part of this article I showed you how to get the basic settings for our virtual cluster: we started with a fresh install of Xen; then we created five virtual machines (one master and four slaves), and then we configured the network and NFS, so that the users could share their home directories across the cluster. This is the basis for this second part of the article, in which we see how to install a number of packages that will allow us to run parallel programs on it and manage the cluster more efficiently. Concretely you will learn how to install the C3 command suite, the Modules package for easily switching environments, a version of MPICH for running parallel programs, and the Torque/Maui combination for job queue management. These packages (specially Torque/Maui) can be configured extensively according to your needs..."

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