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informIT: Building a Linux Cluster, Part 1: Why Bother?

Mar 07, 2005, 05:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lucke)

"But we need to ask the question, 'Is mainstream IT (or my organization) ready for Linux clusters?' Building any kind of cluster solution, whether or not it's a Linux cluster, can be a difficult undertaking. Based on other complex projects, we might well remember the Man in Black from William Goldman's The Princess Bride (Ballantine Books), when he tells the princess, 'Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.' Cluster-based solutions are challenging; anyone who tells you differently is probably not tied directly to the project..."

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