In November 2007 EKA was announced, which is privately funded supercomputer. Eka, built by CRL, Pune is the world’s 4th fastest supercomputer, and the fastest one that didn’t use government funding. This is the same supercomputer referenced in Yahoo!’s recent announcement about cloud computing research at the Hadoop Summit. This article describes some of the […]


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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