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Re: Help in setting up a cluster

On 21/02/2013 01:38, Stéphan Gorget wrote:
> If you want to create a cluster that use multiple servers, you can for
> your two different projects :
> 1 - (converting song) - use a scheduler such as torque / slurm-llnl
> (debian package name) / sun grid engine (the name might have change)

I'd add OAR to the list, as a possible very versatile candidate,
packaged in Debian as well. (oar-* packages).

> and use those to distribute the different jobs across the different
> nodes. You might need to have a way to authenticate user across all
> the node + a filesystem such as NFS to share the files.
For a quick setup of a cluster, with possibly not dedicated hardware,
you can look at this project as well:


Hope this help,

> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Yetkin Öztürk <yetkin85@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recommend you to try pelicanhpc http://pareto.uab.es/mcreel/PelicanHPC/ it
>> does not need installation, it can boot from live disk and make remote nodes
>> boot from network. Its a very practical  way to see how a cluster look like
>> and to try some mpi coding.(also based on debian)
>> Yetkin Ozturk
>> 21 Şubat 2013 Perşembe tarihinde Geoffrey Jacobs <gdjacobs@gmail.com> adlı
>> kullanıcı şöyle yazdı:
>>> On 02/20/2013 03:37 PM, Gerald Wrong wrote:
>>> Look into Mosix for simple heterogenous clustering of linux boxes, but you
>>> have to comfortable rolling your own kernels unless somethings changed. 燣ast
>>> time I was a student, you could get Mosix for free as a student.
>>> The webserver failover is a slightly different topic from
>>> distributed/cluster computing IMO. 燨ne easy thing to do would be to make an
>>> image whereby every machine had the same webserver and content, and use some
>>> kind of load balancing/redirection.
>>> Good Luck!
>>> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Anatoly Molchanov <ykdosto@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Do you want use beowulf? Or you interested in clustered web-server issue?
>>>> 2013/2/21 Yazeed Alsaif <saifyazeed@gmail.com>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> This is my first time posting here, I think I am in the right place, if
>>>>> not I am sorry.
>>>>> um, Here is my situation.
>>>>> I am in middle of my final year project (Undergrad), anyway my project
>>>>> is on Linux Clustering and I am asked to demonstrate the effectiveness of a
>>>>> cluster practically, I have done my thesis but I am stuck on the practical
>>>>> side.
>>>>> what I want and looking for is:
>>>>> 1- I want to test the cluster by running a software that can take
>>>>> advantage of other machines resources and converting songs from one
>>>>> extension to another in a short time, and then I will compare that to if the
>>>>> conversion process was run on one machine.
>>>>> 2- I want to run a web server爋n the cluster, so if one machine fails,
>>>>> the website will still be there. (for fault tolerance demonstration)
>>>>> Note: I do NOT燼nyone to do it for me, I want to do it myself. All I want
>>>>> is guidelines and perhaps some best practices.
>>>>> thanks guys.
>>>>> Yazeed.
>>> Mosix is pretty much dead now, IIRC. You could try Kerrighed or OpenSSI.

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