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Re: [Linux-cluster] Cluster of different Architectures



On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 06:33:33PM +0000, linux-cluster spam dragonhold org wrote:
> I'm one of those people that like to find out if I can break things, and I want to find out if what I'm about to do has been tested at all....
> 
> Basically I'm about to shift from shared (sort of, long story but basically the hardware doesn't work) SCSI, to FCAL storage (hardware raid).
> 
> All good (I think) so far.
> 
> However, I've got my 2 PCs and a SunBlade 100.  The Sunblade was originally intended to do something else, but is now free.  Therefore I'm tempted to try to create a 3 node cluster using 2 PCs and an UltraSparc based computer
> 
> This means (I think), that I'm going to be trying to access the same data from not only a different CPU size (32 bit and 64 bit) but also, if I remember correctly, big endian and little endian.
> 
> So, is anyone else out there sick enough to have tried this?  Is the cluster framework going to work, and/or gfs?
> 

The cluster framework /should/ work with different architectures. I've tested it
with intel,sparc & alpha boxes - but not much!

I don't know about GFS itself though, I don't have shared storage at home :)

-- 

patrick


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