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informIT: Building a Linux Cluster, Part 3: How To Get Started

Apr 26, 2005, 09:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lucke)

"In the previous two articles in this series, we examined some of the whys and whats of building Linux clusters. This article concludes our series by concentrating on the hows of cluster building. We've seen that a clustered approach to certain computing solutions can save lots of money in hardware and support costs. Now our job is to produce a method of building clusters that's repeatable and predictable—we don't want to give back our hard-won savings in project cost overruns.

"This means, to everyone's discomfort, that we'll have to use and discuss the 'p word': process. Its mere mention can send a shudder through any creative person, but this reaction should not be automatic..."

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