I've got 8 linux boxes, what now
jmlinley at ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 5 23:14:40 PST 2001
On Wednesday 05 December 2001 17:17, Chris Majewski wrote:
> I've 8 linux boxes, Pentium II 200-400 MHz, with one 100Mbps ethernet
> each and (hopefully, soon to come) a 100Mbps switch. And some ethernet
> cable. I don't remember how much RAM is in the boxes, so let's say
> 64MB each. My budget is zero dollars. Can I build a general-purpose compute
> server out of this? Is it worth my while? For example, will it be
> "faster" than, say, a 1GHz PIII? Assume nothing about the types of
> applications people will run, because we don't know. Yes, I have read the
I'm not sure what it is you're trying to build. A general purpose computer
server might best be created using Mosix.
Have a look at www.mosix.org.
As you have the equipment, building a cluster is a great way to gain
experience, and the components can be given to the local schools when you
move on or upgrade.
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