Originally Posted by Noway2
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With no disrespect intended, based upon your other posts, I really get the impression that you are still in the process of learning Linux and trying to familiarize yourself with managing an Ubuntu installation. Your efforts to install applications like a mail server, and a cloud server are certainly commendable. These are not simple tasks by any stretch of the imagination and in order to perform these tasks you need to first become fluent with Linux, installing and configuring applications, and working with the command line tools. At the same time, a solid understanding of how to use a database and knowledge of SQL programming is almost a must. I am wondering if this project may be a little too much for you to try and tackle as your senior project and perhaps you should work with your adviser and/or instructor to come up with something more suited to your skill level?
It depends. More specific information on the CPU would be required. From what I recall in reading and studying Linux Kernel configuration, some "32 bit CPUs" do support the 64 bit instruction set. See this for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64
As you rightly observed, I am actually in the process of learning Linux. It has rather become imperative that at this stage of my study as a Computer science student, that I must be familiar and acquainted with the use of Linux, which is what I'm currently doing. It's even more so, given the fact that I will starting off with my final year project by the end of next month, August, in which case I have propose to take on a topic on a private computing cloud that would either provide IaaS or PaaS in a Lab environment.
However, given my skill level at this initial stage, this task may seem a little too much but it's possible that I could perfectly accomplish it well. This is why I have come onto this forum to meet those that I feel are better disposed of with the knowledge of Linux and Cloud Computing and as well as to get tips on what to keep in place in order to be able to accomplish my project because I believe there are people on this forum who had worked on a similar project before me.
My achievement so far on this vein:
By now, I have had Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) server installed on a VMware player and also peppermint-2 OS installed on a VirtualBox VM, all running on the same 32bit host OS.
I had made some attempt to install some application such as Eucalyptus on the UEC server but didn't work.
I had also tried to insatll CloudStack OS but appeared to have been limited my hardware deficiency, 32bit.
I would highly appreciate Any piece of information you would be able to assist me with on 'How I can proceed to build a private Cloud Environment that deployes IaaS' .
Thanks in advance.