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RE: [Linux-cluster] Fwd: cluster post



No kidding!   ;-)   lol 

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com
[mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Leo Pleiman
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 2:08 PM
To: linux clustering
Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Fwd: cluster post

Private email?!

I don't think anything is private in this digital world.

Christopher Hawkins wrote:
> Wow. Sorry all - I didn't mean to offend Shawn. I have been on this 
> list for years and have only mailed 2 people from it (isplist logicore 
> - hi Mike!) to ask for ideas on what I'm working on. Shawn, you owe me 
> an apology - telling the world what I sent you in a private email is 
> pretty bad. You simply sounded like someone who would be a good tester 
> for what I'm working on, and I was hoping you'd be interested. Also, 
> Mike - I'm closer now to a beta if you want to do any testing with us.
Thanks!
>
> Chris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Shawn Hood
> Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 1:34 PM
> To: linux-cluster redhat com
> Subject: [Linux-cluster] Fwd: cluster post
>
> You guys may want to unsubscribe this fellow.  He spammed me after my 
> first post to the mailing list.
>
> Shawn
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Christopher Hawkins <chawkins bplinux com>
> Date: Nov 16, 2007 5:03 PM
> Subject: RE: cluster post
> To: shawnlhood gmail com
>
>
> Hello Shawn,
>
> I saw your post on RedHat's mailing list. You are exactly the kind of 
> professional we're looking for!
>
> I'm a network engineer who specializes in Linux clusters, and for 
> years I have been doing projects just like the one you described in 
> your post. About two years ago I decided to develop my own compilation 
> of cluster tools because the existing technology left a lot to be 
> desired... sparse documentation, trying to get code from 5 different 
> projects to work together, no unified control interface, etc. I'm sure 
> you know the headaches I'm talking about. :-)
>
> We're a couple months from having a beta version ready for testing, 
> and we are looking for feedback from potential resellers and 
> customers. Can we have a discussion about whether this cluster 
> software would work for you? It's a shared root, load balanced, highly 
> available cluster that can automatically scale itself it up and down 
> in response to demand by PXE booting additional diskless nodes. New 
> nodes take about 60 seconds from power-on to joining the load 
> balancing pool, with no local configuration on the node at all. There is
simply no faster or easier way to scale a cluster.
>
> No SAN is required, it does everything over gigabit ethernet. It has 
> web-based graphical monitoring and configuration, does email 
> notification for significant events, can run most standard linux 
> services (anything IP based - we are focusing on Tomcat clusters at 
> first, but it will work for email, web, etc. just fine), is compatible 
> with virtualization, and is distribution / kernel agnostic; no kernel 
> patches here. While we are standardizing on RedHat / Centos and IBM 
> hardware, there is nothing preventing this from running on any normal 
> platform. The cluster is designed to compete with big iron solutions 
> at a fraction of the price, and to be a huge scalability and ease of 
> use improvement over something like RH Cluster Suite. We would sell 
> the software pre-installed on a single or dual (for high availability) 
> master node and then you can scale it up with as many child nodes as 
> you want (gig-e being the limiting factor in large deployments, but we are
infiniband compatible as well).
>
> Can't wait to hear back from you and see what you think about it - we 
> are hoping to find some resellers who want to partner up early and 
> exchange product feedback for generous reseller discounts and the 
> opportunity to influence the design of the system. If there are 
> features you want or need, or if we can make it easier for you to sell 
> this to your customers in any way, we want to hear about it so we can
design it in for you.
>
> Thank you for your time, Shawn. Look forward to your response!
>
> Chris Hawkins
> President, Bulletproof Linux
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Shawn Hood
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9:59 PM
> To: linux-cluster redhat com
> Subject: [Linux-cluster] howdy
>
> Hey folks,
>
> Just thought I'd introduce myself.  I found this list while perusing 
> some information RHCS/GFS.  I figured that it would behoove me to join 
> up, especially as many of my upcoming projects are HA cluster related.
>  I recently relocated to the DC metro area from Chapel Hill.  I was 
> working in blade development at IBM in RTP.  I now work for a small 
> consulting firm and service a number of clients with Linux
infrastructures.
>
> That said, my primary client is a medical coding application service 
> provider that is doing some really fascinating stuff involving natural 
> language processing.  These NLP applications are very computationally 
> expensive--cpu, memory, STORAGE.  My current project is implement GFS 
> across multiple Dell PowerEdges running RHEL4.4/4.5/5, connecting to 3 
> Apple xraids, and soon a larger first-tier storage device.  Upcoming 
> projects include implementing clustering to provide redundancy for 
> critical applications (e-mail, jabber, JBoss, etc), across two 
> datacenters (our corporate HQ and Rackspace).
>
> Anyhow, you guys will probably be seeing some traffic from me.  I 
> guess I'll go ahead a question:  Are there any must-reads (apart from 
> the sparse RH
> documentation) related to RHCS/GFS?  Are there any books that are 
> imperative reads on the concepts of highly-available infrastructure?
>
> Shawn Hood
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