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Building Linux Clusters David H.M. Spector

Building Linux Clusters By David H.M. Spector

Building Linux Clusters by David H.M. Spector


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From scientific applications to transaction processing, clustering technology provides a scalable computing solution. This text introduces the reader to the basics of cluster installantion and configuration, complete with a CD including cluster installation and programs.

Building Linux Clusters Summary

Building Linux Clusters by David H.M. Spector

One approach to building supercomputers is to interconnect any number of common PCs using an interface like Ethernet. This method, called clustering or "Beowulf" clustering, produces very inexpensive powerful computers whose capabilities would previously have cost millions of dollars. Now for a few tens of thousands of dollars, very powerful computers can be built for any number of computing solutions. From scientific applications to transaction processing, clustering technology provides an affordable, scalable computing solution. This text introduces the reader to the basics of cluster installation and configuration, and comes complete with a CD full of cluster installation programs and tools for parallel programming. Focusing on the "how to" of building a Linux cluster, this book is a hands-on guide for people new to clustering. It is the definitive guide to scaling Linux for scientific and enterprise applications.

About David H.M. Spector

David HM Spector is an independent software developer and computer-networking specialist. He has been in the information service and delivery business for more than 13 years specializing in network design, electronic mail and firewall/network security systems. His work has earned him profiles in numerous publications, including Fortune Magazine, Information Week, Communications Week, and Business Week.

Table of Contents

Part I Cluster Design, Development, and Management: Introduction - What Makes a Supercomputer "Super?"; Pushing the State of the Art; The Trickle-Down Effect; Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact; What Can Clusters Be Used For?; What's Next?; Basic Concepts - Why Clusters?; Clustering Concepts; Networking Concepts; TCP/IP Addressing; Parallel Programming Systems; Review; Designing Clusters - Design Considerations; Hardware for Clusters; System Performance Analysis; Disk Selection; Network Selection; Cluster Configurations; Scalability; Data Access for Clusters; Messaging Systems; Queueing Systems; Compilers; Other Tools; Building Clusters - Selecting the Place; Preparing the Environment; Building the Nodes; Assembling Custom Systems; Installation and Cabling; Summary; Software Installation and Configuration - CD-ROM Overview; Installation Overview; Managing Clusters - Basic Tools; The Cluster Management System; Structure of the Management System; The Cluster Management Page; User Administration; Group Administration; Project Administration; Batch Queues; Accounting; Cluster Maintenance; Other Management Interfaces; Other Useful Tools; Summary. Part II Cluster Programming and Applications. (Part contents).

Additional information

GOR002669641
9781565926257
1565926250
Building Linux Clusters by David H.M. Spector
Used - Very Good
Hardback
O'Reilly Media
2000-08-08
352
N/A
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