Cluster Administration

As a systems administrator, clustered systems may seem rather daunting. Not to worry, Cluster Monkey has you covered. The following topic areas should be helpful as you navigate the cluster HPC

  • Administration Issues - Cluster Administration column written, by Dan Stanzione, offers you the insights and information you need to get "up to speed" in the clusters universe.
  • Understanding File Systems - A big part of clusters is file systems, join Jeff Layton as he explains many of the file system options and issues in his Parallel File Systemscolumn.
  • Beowulf Mailing List Summaries - The Beowulf list offers active discussion of administrative issues. To save you some time, we have summarized the Best of The Beowulf List and placed them in a easy to read monthly format (with links).
  • Cluster Projects - For the hands on type, we have and on-going cluster projects where you can actually build a small working cluster for less than $2500. We take paid careful attention to the software aspects of the cluster.
  • Deploying a Grid - In one sense, Grid can be considered a cluster application. While there is much discussion about the differences between Grids and clusters, our Grid and Clusters column, written by the Globus team, provides a good background to understand Grid technology.
  • Cluster Opinions - Finally, you may find our Cluster Opinions useful to help understand the "big picture" issues facing cluster users today.

 You can also find other interesting articles in the following sections.

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