hpc linux cluster basic guideline
dear sir, i am beginner in hpc linux clustering, i do need basic guideline. some clarification needed. i do have some concepts as per my understanding
i have confusion and beginner
- the hardware memory, harddisk, machine model should be same, identical two hardware
- the software os say centos 5.5, should be used on 2 machines
- if any software else say oracle,squid,ftp we wish to use does it has to be 100% same setup
now this 2 machine setup do we need to made, or just 1st machine made 2nd machine build some other way
now what exactly we can start from, say machine1 i will made fully function then after this, made 2nd machine and make hpc cluster. or it is imaging, backup type technology which will transfer automatically and build or re-build machine.
guide if both machines are on virtualization guest os, does HPC can work same way how it work in practically physicaly two machines?
waiting your response.