ALINKA Linux Clustering Letter, September 19th. 2001 (fwd)

Pedro Díaz Jiménez pdiaz88 at terra.es
Wed Sep 19 18:51:04 EDT 2001


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On Wednesday 19 September 2001 16:56, Eugene Leitl wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 18:53:47 +0200
> From: Antoine Brenner <abrenner at alinka.com>
> To: clustering at alinka.com
> Subject: ALINKA Linux Clustering Letter, September 19th. 2001
> Resent-Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 18:53:50 +0200 (CEST)
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> The ALINKA Linux Clustering Letter,
>
> Wednesday, September the 19th. 2001
>
> Dear readers, I am happy to send you this week's edition of
> clustering at alinka.com
>
> clustering at alinka.com is a free weekly e-mail newsletter on linux
> clustering. It provides a summary of the weekly activity in
> mailing-lists relative to linux clustering (such as beowulf,
> linux virtual server or linux-ha) and general clustering news.
> For more information about ALINKA, see: http://www.alinka.com
>
>
> News from the High Performance world, by Dr Laurent Gatineau
> (lgatineau at alinka.com)
> ======================================================================
> Software for Beowulf cluster
> ========
> FAI (fully automatic installation) 2.2 released [1]
>
> FAI is  a  non  interactive  system  to  install  a Debian   GNU/Linux
> operating system on a PC cluster. You can take one or more virgin PCs,
> turn  on the   power  and after  a few   minutes  Linux is  installed,
> configured and running  on the whole  cluster, without any interaction
> necessary. Thus it's  a scalable method for  installing and updating a
> Beowulf cluster  or a network of  workstations unattended  with little
> effort involved. FAI uses the  Debian distribution and a collection of
> shell and Perl scripts  for the installation  process. Changes  to the
> configuration files  of  the operating  system  are made  by cfengine,
> shell and Perl scripts.
> [1] http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/
> From http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001268.html
>
>
> Tips and tricks from the Beowulf mailing list
> ========
>
> * Pedro Díaz Jiménez [m1] posted a link [1] to a small FAQ about cluster.
> [1] http://planetcluster.org/clusterfaq.html
> [m1] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001265.html
>
> * Marc Cozzi  [m1] is looking  for  using PGI  BLAS routines with  the
>   Linpack benchmark.  Eswar Dev [m2] gave  an example using ATLAS BLAS
>   library.  Daniel Kidger  [m3] pointed him to  a document showing bad
>   performances with the PGI BLAS routines.
> [1] http://computational-battery.org/Programvare/blas-lib-comparison.html
> [m1] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001267.html
> [m2] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001274.html
> [m3] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001277.html
>
> * About  switches, Eric  Kuhnke [m1] wrote  that he  is happy  with HP
>   Procurve  4000M,  but modules  are  expensive (look  how to get them
>   cheaper  [m2,m3]).  There was also  a  discussion about SCI networks
>   [m4,m5] and Myrinet ones [m6,m7].
> [m1] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001246.html
> [m2] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001249.html
> [m3] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001251.html
> [m4] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001272.html
> [m5] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001278.html
> [m6] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001275.html
> [m7] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001279.html
>
> * Karl Bellve [m1] is looking  for copper based  Gigabit card on Alpha
>   system.  Donald  Becker  [m2]  answered that Syskonnect,  Intel  and
>   NatSemi  DP83820 network  cards  have drivers   and work with  Alpha
>   system.
> [m1] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001250.html
> [m2] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001252.html
>
> News from MOSIX mailing list by Benoit des Ligneris
> <bligneri at physique.usherb.ca>
> =====================================================================
> No News from Mosix this week, expect a double Letter next week.
>
>
>
> News from the High Availability world
> ======================================================================
> DRBD devel by Guillaume GIMENEZ (ggimenez at alinka.com)
> ========
> * David Krovich announced [m1] The DRBD HOWTO release 0.5 is
> available [1]
> [1] http://www.slackworks.com/~dkrovich/DRBD/
> [m1] http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/3756/0/6626476/
>
>
> Failsafe by Guillaume GIMENEZ (ggimenez at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Joachim Gleissner announced [m2] that a new release of failsafe
> for SuSE is available [2]. it includes two patches for filesystem
> and nfs resources [m3]
> [2] ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/failsafe
> [m2]
> http://community.tummy.com/pipermail/linuxfailsafe/2001-September/001219.ht
>ml [m3]
> http://community.tummy.com/pipermail/linuxfailsafe/2001-September/001218.ht
>ml
>
>
> Linux-HA dev by Rached Ben Mustapha (rached at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Alan Robertson posted [m1] a request for comments on a paper [l1]
>   that he wrote about STONITH.
> [m1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ha-dev&m=100034813201067&w=2
> [l1] http://linux-ha.org/heartbeat/
>
>
> LVS by Rached Ben Mustapha (rached at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Wensong Zhang announced [m1] the availability of LVS 0.9.4, that is
>   available on the LVS website [l1]. He also posted [m2] the url to
>   the patch-only version [l2], and a link to the latest version of
>   ipvsadm [l3].
> [l1] http://linux-vs.org/
> [l2] http://linux-vs.org/software/kernel/linux-2.4.9-ipvs-0.9.4.patch.gz
> [l3] http://linux-vs.org/software/kernel/ipvsadm-1.20-1.src.rpm
> [m1]
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-virtual-server&m=100082842828624&w=2
> [m2]
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-virtual-server&m=100090377721877&w=2
>
>
>
> News on the Filesystems front
> ======================================================================
> Coda by Ludovic Ishiomin (lishiomin at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Matthias Teege asked for compatibility between Coda and NIS and replied
> himself giving the answer [1m].
> * Steffen Neumann gave comments about the situation where Coda is not
> usefull [2m].
> [1m] http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/maillists/codalist-2001/0780.html
> [2m] http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/maillists/codalist-2001/0786.html
>
>
> Intermezzo by Ludovic Ishiomin (lishiomin at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Peter Braam announced Intermezzo 1.0.5.2 [1m].
> * Shirish Phatak forwarded the announce of librsync 0.9.5 [2m].
> [1m] http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/8078/0/6615430/
> [2m] http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/8077/0/6639831/
>
>
> XFS by Ludovic Ishiomin (lishiomin at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Masahino Asano was unable to mount a LVM snapshot of an XFS filesystem
> because the device was marked read-only by LVM [1m].
>
> [1m] http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/mail_archive/0109/msg00304.html and
> the followings.
>
>
>
> News on other cluster related topics
> ======================================================================
> linux-ia64 by Guillaume GIMENEZ (ggimenez at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Doug Beattie started an interesting thread about
> 32 bit & 64 bit libraries coexistence. (start [m4])
> [m4]
> https://external-lists.valinux.com/archives/linux-ia64/2001-September/00214
>9.html
>
>
> LTSP by Bruno Muller (bmuller at alinka.com)
> ========
> * Jim McQuillan anncounced that LTSP 2.09pre2 is available for
> download[m1]. [m1]
> http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/10022/100/6637852/
>
>
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