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Old 10-17-2009, 01:46 AM   #1
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Hi, i'm beginer in Linux and want to install Linux server with Load-balancing custer (to make custer server of linux to share our process between several linux server ) . please tell me which linux version and balancing-claster should i use for easy and optimal usage ?

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:18 AM   #2
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Are you talking about a cluster such as a Beowolf cluster? You might want to google for O.S.C.A.R. SuSE and Redhat have put a lot of work in supporting clusters. OSCAR is an automated installer for various distro's. Go with a supported distro and you should be fine. This would probably be the easiest way of setting up a Beowolf cluster.

Another type of cluster is to use nodes on a network that are normally used for individual work stations. I think this is called node computing. I do remember a post on this site where a student would dedicate a certain number of nodes before starting a task. I don't remember more details, but again a google search or a search on this site may turn up more.

Clusters run specially written software. Usually scientific in nature and often written in Fortran. Don't expect to simply load in Openoffice or a game and expect it to utilize all of the nodes on a cluster. It is the "what do I do now" that some users find the hardest. You might want to read more about clusters before spending time and money building one.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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He's most definitly not talking about a HPC/Batch cluster (beowulf). I think he want's to load balance an application server/web server or the like.


Navvabi,

I would recommend you install CentOS 5.3 and use the Linux Virtual Server LVS software. Below is a link to the Redhat documentation that can see you through a design and setup of what you're looking for.

http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red...rview-VSA.html

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Old 10-17-2009, 12:30 PM   #4
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Thanks Forrest Coredump. I think the "custer" distracted me.
 
Old 10-18-2009, 01:20 AM   #5
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Thank you for your kindly help . let me discrip the senario that i need to run . i have one server with lots of trafic on it i decide to install 4 linux server and share resource like CPU to make share trafic between them . in this situation is CentOs 5.3 and LVS software good ?

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He's most definitly not talking about a HPC/Batch cluster (beowulf). I think he want's to load balance an application server/web server or the like.


Navvabi,

I would recommend you install CentOS 5.3 and use the Linux Virtual Server LVS software. Below is a link to the Redhat documentation that can see you through a design and setup of what you're looking for.

http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red...rview-VSA.html

-Forrest
 
  


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