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Cluster - Supercomputer - Renderfarm [closed]

I always see huge datacenters that have thousands of cores. For example the renderfarm of ILM. And I always wonder how to set up such a big system and use it for rendering or other stuff.. Does ...
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Are there any Distributed/mesh-like/P2P VPNs?

I have my personal VPN, connecting several devices so they can have fixed IP addresses on an always-reachable network (as long as they are connected to the Internet). This is necessary for me, since ...
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Is a Beowulf cluster a solution for me? [duplicate]

Background I'm an undergrad working on an scientific experiment. Till now I was pilot testing our one of the program on Ubuntu 12.04 and now I need to deploy it. The PC on which I tested the program ...
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CORBA lookup fails with NameNotFoundException

The CORBA lookup works fine from localhost: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ appclient -client NetBeansProjects/corba/GreeterCorbaClient/dist/GreeterCorbaClient.jar {org.omg.CORBA.ORBInitialPort=3700, ...
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Is there any standard for DNS <-> IP authentication?

I'm looking to implement an authentication mechanism which allows to enforce access policies based on the domain name of the client. The authentication server uses the information available in the DNS ...
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Distributed storage and computing [closed]

Dear Serverfault community, After researching a number of distributed file systems for deployment in a production environment with the main purpose of performing both batch and real-time distributed ...
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Is there a way I can share system resources across a heterogenous system? [closed]

I have two machines, one is a laptop running windows 7, the other a desktop running fedora. Is it possible to connect the two computers together somehow so that the laptop uses the memory or disk ...
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When should an EC2 instance use “Amazon instance store-backed”?

What are the benefits over using Amazon instance store-backed over EBS block storage? The only thing I can see from the comparison of the two is that instance store-backed seems to incur less charges. ...
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What to do unused servers [closed]

Since I have an application that is growing and i run on hardware I always have a few extra servers sitting around and want to find away to donate them. I am famulaure with folding@Home but maybe ...
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How to set up alerts on Ganglia?

How can I set up Ganglia so that I get an email if a machine in the cluster is using, for example, greater than 95% of physical RAM?
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Web application design with distributed servers

I want to build a web application/server with this structure: main-server sub-server transaction-server (create, update, delete) view-server (view, search) authentication-server documents-server ...
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How to distribute multiple executions of an app across many machines

I've got a simulation app (64-bit windows) that runs without any user interaction. This app gathers information and pushes it to a remote MS SQL Server. What I'd like to do is execute this ...
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Distributed computing through AWS

I know it's possible to balance traffic using ELB/EC2 instances but is there any way to distribute CPU calculations over a cluster of instances. I'm wanting to process lots of video/audio using ...
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Distributed cron

I maintain many servers and have the following requirements Run a unix process at a given time Run a unix process at boot time and keep it running (in case it dies) Disable a running process I am ...
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Parallel computing: Distributed systems vs multicore processors? [closed]

I was just wondering why there is a need to go through all the trouble of creating distributed systems for massive parallel processing when, we could just create individual machines that support ...
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Distributed and/or Parallel SSIS processing

Background: Our company hosts SaaS DSS applications, where clients provide us data Daily and/or Weekly, which we process & merge into their existing database. During business hours, load in the ...
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Distribute the load all around the world

Let's say we're starting a project which is meant to be served all around the world How am I supposed to distribute the database and server load, and increase (optimize) the service for large ...
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Calculating the power of a cluster vs a single workstation [closed]

For the same price we can get either Worktsation which is 2 x 6 core Xeons 3.4GHz, 128GB RAM, 600GB SAS RAID 0 = 12 Cores, 128GB RAM Or Cluster 8 x (4 Core i7 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM, 250GB SATA, Intel ...
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Using Opennebula as an IaaS: Running benchmark accross all nodes, possibe?

Our current situation: We have one Opennebula cloud infrastructure consisting of a cluster controller and 6 cluster nodes configured and working. All Nodes run debian instances on top of a kvm ...
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Condor Compute Cluster: quick information about Distributed Systems? [closed]

If you guys have never heard of the idea behind Condor Cluster: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/ It's developed by the University of Wisconsin but used by many other universities since its birth. I was ...
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Good books on engineering distributed systems

I am looking for a good book / blog / resources on Engineering Best Practices (developing, testing, automation, tools & deployment) for distributed systems. Most of what I see is principle, ...
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What is an easy solution to distribute commands/tasks in a Linux network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux - Running The Same Command on Many Machines at Once Here's the situation: We have a lab that consists of fifteen quad-core machines, each running Ubuntu Linux. ...
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Huge File System?

Suppose that one has 100 machines (each with a 2TB hard drive), all connected in a network. Is there a way (in Linux) to unite this combined 200TB of disk space into one folder, that can be shared ...
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Recommendations for distributed processing/distributed storage systems

At my organization we have a processing and storage system spread across two dozen linux machines that handles over a petabyte of data. The system right now is very ad-hoc; processing automation and ...
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Build parallel processing grid from 32-bit desktops

I am running simulation on my laptop(Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz with 4GB RAM running windows 7) which is taking very long time. I have a couple of unused 32-bit (Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz with 4GB RAM) desktops. I ...
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How to use combined CPU/Memory power of a Windows cluster

I have 5 Windows machines (dual-core, 3GB) in a LAN all joined to a domain. I have a program which needs 8-cores and 10 GB to run in a given SLA time. What platform/tool can i use to harness the ...
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Per-thread Distrubuted Computing? [duplicate]

I want to run an unmodified MS Windows application, distributed across multiple machines. Can I extend its Symmetric Multiprocessing support to span multiple CPUs on multiple machines? Instead of just ...
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University Renderfarm management tools?

Faculty are requesting tools to manage the rendering crunch during finals week. Currently the status quo is a free-for-all in the computer lab during project deadlines. People end up "reserving" ...
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Load-balanced Linux server across internet?

I'm investigating setting up a load balanced server solution consisting of three CentOS 5.4 boxes. Two of these boxes will reside in one facility, while a third will reside in a different facility. ...
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Distributed computing for a company? Is there such a 'free' thing?

I am new to the whole distributed computing / cloud thing. But I had an idea at work for our multimedia stuff like movie encoding / cpu intensive things tasks (which sometimes take a few hours). Is ...
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Is there something (free) like ZFS or HadoopFS or GFS for Windows?

At work, we've got a bunch of boxes with free HD space. I'd like to run something like ZFS on those machines, making a large virtual file system available to all of the users. In my mind, it would ...