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

[ 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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