[Beowulf] Re: failure trends in a large disk drive population

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Sun Feb 18 12:49:20 PST 2007


> One failing I see of many cluster applications is that they are quite
> brittle.. that is, they depend on a particular number of processors
> toiling on the task, and the complement of processors not changing
> during the "run".  But this sort of thing makes a 100 node cluster no
> different than depending on the one 100xspeed supercomputer.

I had written a few columns about the "static" nature
of clusters (and how I would like to program). Thought you
might find it interesting:


It turned into a three part series.


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