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Choosing a scheduler and WMS layer for cluster

I'm trying to decide between HTCondor, TORQUE-Maui, EMI-gLite. It seems that these are functionally the same with regards to the ease of implementation, community and platform support (my cluster is ...
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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?

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 ...