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developerWorks: Installing a Large Linux Cluster [Parts 1 & 2]

Jan 31, 2007, 04:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham White, Mandie Quartly)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for these links. ]

From Part 1:

"This is the first of multiple articles that cover the installation and setup of a large Linux computer cluster. The aim of the series is to bring together in one place up-to-date information from various places in the public domain on the process required to create a working Linux cluster from many separate pieces of hardware and software. These articles are not intended, however, to provide the basis for the complete design of a new large Linux cluster. Refer to the reference materials and Redbooks under Resources for general architecture pointers.

"The first two parts of this series address the base installation of the cluster and include an overview of the hardware configuration and installation using the IBM systems management software, Cluster Systems Management (CSM). The first article introduces you to the topic and takes you through hardware configuration. The second article covers management server configuration and node installation. Subsequent parts of the series deal with the storage back-end of the cluster. They cover the storage hardware configuration and the installation and configuration of the IBM shared file system, General Parallel File System (GPFS )..."

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