Big Blue kills off CSM clustering

“The xCAT tool was created in 2002 by Egan Ford, a cluster
architect at IBM, so the clusters that Big Blue was building for
the largest supercomputer centers in the world would have an open
source management tool that could image and provision Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, or Windows
instances on cluster nodes and then give HPC shops a choice of the
job schedulers (such as Torque, PBS, Maui, and Moab) to control how
jobs are deployed on the clusters as xCAT changes them. IBM put the
original xCAT V1 tool out on its alphaWorks experimental software
site, and as it grew in popularity, the company decided with xCAT’s
Version 2 to release the code as an open source project under the
Eclipse Public License. (You can see the xCAT project here).”

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