OT: introduction to computing clusters?

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Mon Jan 23 01:57:41 EST 2006

In article <cic7a3-tgl.ln1 at lairds.us>, I asked:
>In article <mailman.838.1137765318.27775.python-list at python.org>,
> <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>The first step I recommend is to be clear on the benefits
>you're targetting.  For you, is clustering about
>A.  HPC
>B.  reliability
>C.  server consolidation
>D.  manageability
>My answer, therefore:  it depends.  There *is* good writing on
>clustering, but I've ignored it for over a year, and before I
>catch up, I'd want to have a clear notion of your goals.

Skip and I decided he wants "task farming" or "job scheduling",
roughly.  My sources say that <URL: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/ >
is the place to start reading.

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