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Byte.com: Mom, I Clustered My Servers!

May 15, 2000, 17:25 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

"So, you've got this growing dot-com business in the basement of your home (running on Linux, obviously), and need to make sure the website is up and running at all times? You need a cluster."

"Your boss asks you to deliver real-world OLAP performance without giving you the budget for a Cray? You need a cluster."

"The most recent craze in the Linux world has centered on clustering and, to some extent, journaling file systems. This is an indication that Linux has gained a strong position in the server market and that it is here to stay. The area of clustering is, however, quite new to Linux. A few products have been announced recently and already some minor scandals have broken out."

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