[Beowulf] [Bioclusters] servers for bio web services setup (fwd from michab@dcs.gla.ac.uk)

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Mon Jan 17 00:14:49 PST 2005


On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 14:27 +0100, Alan Louis Scheinine wrote:
> One machine might be enough.  With regard to clustering,
> what you need is high availability, which is different
> from Beowulf.
> 
I agree. Depending on the load which the project anticipates,
one powerful machine should be enough,
speccing dual PSUs and mirrored system disks.
Load balancing using a cluster of machines should be considered though,
and implemented if the load, or requirements for redundancy, warrant it.




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