ClusterTools ROCKS

Back in '03 I was present as the team from SDSC ROCK together a fully working cluster in two hours. There was a great time lapse video of the event made. Well that was then, so what is happening now. ROCKS continues to move forward and is a great method for cluster distribution that enables end users to easily build computational clusters, grid endpoints and visualization tiled-display walls. But for now it is on Linux. That is all well and good unless you want a HUGE Solaris cluster and want to use ROCKS. ClusterTools has a nice installer that will allow for an admin to take an existing node and install CT on it and get it working in a cluster. A savy admin can even get all the installation of CT setup in JumpStart. Well now there is an effort underway to get ROCKS up and working with Solaris. So I am sure that means there will be some changes coming to the CT install to help support this. This is all very exciting so stay tuned as more data becomes available that I can share.

For what it's worth.

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