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Re: [Linux-cluster] Building a HP Cluster



Oh ho, thank you Pavel.

So a HA cluster would be the base.  From my research it seems that
oVirt+Gluster is up-and-coming.  Uses KVM as a base, which should give
flexibility.

I'd also like to find out what Amazon AWS uses for their ECC.  Whether
it's based on open-source or is entirely in-house.


On Wed, Oct 16, 2013, at 10:11, Pavel Herrmann wrote:
> Hey
> 
> Im in no way an expert in the field, but i might be able to help you a
> bit
> 
> for a HPC cluster you would usually have a HA cluster for shared
> resources 
> (like storage). then you would have a couple of compute nodes,
> preferrably 
> with a fast interconnect (infiniband)
> 
> the HPC part would be part of the application, be it MPI or hadoop or
> whatever
> 
> 
> On Wednesday 16 of October 2013 10:01:58 merc1984 f-m fm wrote:
> > And as I said several times in IRC, I am doing this for purposes of
> > -learning-.  How many times do I have to say it?
> > 
> > I am doing this to learn about HP clusters.  I am trying to get a handle
> > on the landscape and the practical aspects of building a supercomputer.
> > 
> > And I said this again in my first email here, that I am doing this to
> > learn.
> > 
> > Seems like you two don't have enough experience with this to advise, so
> > please stand down.  I'll figure out my own answers if this is the
> > landscape.
> > 
> > On Wed, Oct 16, 2013, at 9:30, Digimer wrote:
> > > On 16/10/13 12:24, merc1984 f-m fm wrote:
> > > > I know.  But keep in mind that RedHat's cluster is --High
> > > > Availability--.
> > > > 
> > > > What I am asking about is --High Performance-- as I say below.
> > > 
> > > As was mentioned in IRC, you need to come up with a particular goal in
> > > order for people to offer useful advice. What do you want to make go
> > > faster? Answer that and you will start getting help.
> > > 
> > > Cheers
> 

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