Clusters Clusters Everywhere!
Posted on: 11/09/2000 03:33 PM

I've been doing quite a bit of reading lately on the new clustering technologies. Last night (well, early this morning really) I stumbled across this article over at Linux World that takes a look at some of the "other" clustering technologies. By "other" I really mean "other than Beowulf". It's definitely worth a read but here's a little something to get you started:
This year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo boasted a whole new crop of clustering products. Commercial clustering solutions are finally ready for harvest. No longer are we stuck in a relative wilderness of Beowulf-only clustering -- the focus of attention for most academic institutions and scientific applications. Now, high-availability, load-balancing opportunities prance about in gleeful attempts to attract the most customers.

It is great to see a wide range of products focused on clustering finally emerge in commercially supported systems. This legitimizes the product, since companies that once hesitated because of the lack of available support can now confidently accept Linux-based clusters from small and large vendors alike.





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