Byte.com: Mom, I Clustered My Servers!

So, you’ve got this growing dot-com business in the
basement of your home (running on Linux, obviously), and need to
make sure the website is up and running at all times? You need a

“Your boss asks you to deliver real-world OLAP performance
without giving you the budget for a Cray? You need a cluster.”

“The most recent craze in the Linux world has centered on
clustering and, to some extent, journaling file systems. This is an
indication that Linux has gained a strong position in the server
market and that it is here to stay. The area of clustering is,
however, quite new to Linux. A few products have been announced
recently and already some minor scandals have broken out.”


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