White Paper: Piranha - Load-balanced Web and FTP Clusters

January 1, 2010

Mike WangsmoRed Hat Software
wanger@redhat.com

Clustering is a commonly used phrase these days in computing technology circles. Unfortunately, if you ask 10 people what clustering is, you will likely get nine unique answers. Based on that premise, the first part of this document gives a brief overview of general clustering principles. This quick review is not meant to be a replacement for deep discussions of clustering. For a much more thorough understanding of clusters, please see In Search of Clusters by Gregory Pfister.

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Abstract

Clustering is a commonly used phrase these days in computing technology circles. Unfortunately, if you ask 10 people what clustering is, you will likely get nine unique answers. Based on that premise, the first part of this document gives a brief overview of general clustering principles. This quick review is not meant to be a replacement for deep discussions of clustering. For a much more thorough understanding of clusters, please see In Search of Clusters by Gregory Pfister.