[Beowulf] Clustering VPS servers
eugen at leitl.org
Thu Mar 21 05:45:10 PDT 2013
On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 08:42:17AM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> Honestly this never made a great deal of sense to me. Rather than
> clustering VPSes, why not cluster bare metal JEOS kvm hypervisor built
> machines? Not quite VMware stuff. We are using lots of kvm (obscene
> amounts of it) in our projects across several OSes. Linux,
> Illumos/SmartOS. We've been tweaking tiburon to handle such kvm boots,
> so that turning on a very large cluster of virtual machines and having
> them ready would take seconds to minutes at worst. Not half hours to
> several hours for provisioning.
Not sure I plugged this here before: http://erlangonxen.org/
It's proprietary so far, but such solutions can be replicated in
the FLOSS domain.
> VPS doesn't quite have the isolation of kvm, which is part of why I'd
> like to see that. But kvm doesn't have great PCIe pass through (yet,
> its getting better). VPS might be able to make better use of the resource.
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