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Actually cluster is used for parallel processing.
When a compnay cannot afford a micro ,or mainframe computer. Then They use clustring.
Mean they build a parallel application and a server makes threads of that and distributes them to nodes.The nodes process that threads and return result to server.So like this so many cheap PC's can make a micro computer.
Originally posted by msamair So to connect two machine u can use cross cable which does not need a SWITCH.
But if you want to connect more than two machines .You must use a SWITCH.
First put LAN card on both machines
open termianl and write neat
Now click configure.
Then create NEW
Assign both PC static IP such as
then click ok.
Then Click ACTIVATE
now ping you other mahcine with command on termial
Now your machines are connected.
Sorry I though "cluster linux" was a distribution!
i have no command called "neat" so is it a single app? or is it something specific to the tasks done by a large server?
my original thought was to make a linux box networked to lots of motherboards to increase the speed of that box.
I think he wants to put his two machines into one powermachine?
You'll need OpenMosix, get the right Version for your Kernel and install it into your /usr/src/linux-XXXXX then recompile your kernel with opemosix support and there you are. either put the kernel on both machines or use it on one and put a live-linux-cd like "chaos" into the other. I think this should work. I want to do that too, but need one more eth-card and cd-drive
As far as I know you don't need to do anything else. Some apps won't take cluster-advantage because they only run in a single thread(or process or whatever?) but they will go to the cpu which has the lowest load. But that still gives you the double-power
Those apps which take advantage of it spread into different processes and go to both processors. So afaik pmake - and compiling is the point where clusters make sense I think ^^.
If you're on slack you can do a 'less /usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs/OpenMosix'