Cluster distributions?

Felix Rauch rauch at
Mon Sep 29 10:38:15 EDT 2003

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Erwan Velu wrote:
> That one of our stronger point, the ka technologies from IDIMAG allow us
> to deploy new nodes within 3 minutes (duplication, reoboot, autoconfig).

While 3 minutes sounds impressive, the time also depends on the amount
of data that you transfer.

> This tools helps you to keep your nodes up to date. Urpmi parallel uses
> the ka technologies so the time needed for installing 50MB on a cluster
> doesn't depend on the cluster size ! It takes the same time for installing
> on 2 or 50 nodes ! So just have an switched network (very common this
> days).

How do you do it? With the multi-drop chain similar to Dolly?


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