cluster software

Wackamole is an interesting application that helps with making a cluster highly available. It runs a service using multiple DNS RR records without the worry of one of the machines crashing — if the machine crashes, the virtual IP addresses it was responsible for will be managed by the remaining machines in the cluster. Wackamole […]


I’ve worked with a various load balancing systems (LBS). They are complex pieces of hardware and software. In this post I will highlight some of the open source load balancing software. But what is load balancing? It is nothing but a technique used to share (spared) load / services between two or more servers. For […]


M. Shuaib Khan has published a list of open-source cluster management systems. Personally, I had used openMosix and Red Hat Cluster software (which is also based upon open source software funded by Red Hat). From the article: In computing world, the term “cluster” refers to a group of independent computers combined through software and networking, […]