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Linux Magazine: Linux Clustering in Depth

Dec 24, 2000, 19:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Railsback)

"Why you need clustering, what benefits it provides, and how to set it up."

"Some problems are just hard to solve. If your job requirements include things like predicting the weather or simulating nuclear blasts without actually launching any warheads, then your problems fit neatly into this category."

"Or, maybe you have more practical concerns. Maybe you are running a Web-based business that receives millions of hits per day, and it's your job to make sure that your server response times stay lightening fast."

"Of course, making sure that your company's mission-critical applications are available 100 percent of the time is just as important as insuring a snappy Web server response to your customers..."

"If any of these situations apply to you, a cluster of Linux computers might just be the answer to your prayers."

"But what exactly is a cluster, and why would you want to set one up? What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of deploying a Linux cluster?"

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