clusters

Google doesn’t reveal exactly how many servers it has, but I’d estimate it’s easily in the hundreds of thousands.

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Linux Commodity computing is computing done on commodity computers as opposed to supermicrocomputers or boutique computers. Commodity computers are computer systems manufactured by multiple vendors, incorporating components based on open standards.

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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, […]

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If you try to mount an ext3 Linux filesystem on a SAN from multiple nodes at the same time you will be in serious deep trouble. SAN based storage allows multiple nodes to connect to same devices at the same time. Ext3/2 are not cluster aware file system. They can lead to a disaster such […]

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