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High Performance Linux Clusters with OSCAR, Rocks, OpenMosix, and MPI (Nutshell Handbooks) by [Sloan, Joseph D]
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About the Author

Joseph D. Sloan has been working with computers since the mid-1970s.He began using Unix as a graduate student in 1981, first as anapplications programmer and later as a system programmer and systemadministrator. Since 1988 he has taught computer science, first atLander University and more recently at Wofford College where he can befound using the software described in this book.


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  • File Size: 1777 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0596005709
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 16, 2004)
  • Publication Date: February 9, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026OR2JK
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I recently installed an OSCAR cluster on our PowerEdge SC1425 servers; Since the book just came out this year, I thought it would provide some more up to date insights into items that are not included in the install manual.

No such luck, you will find no mention of the need to upgrade SIS if you have SCSI or S-ATA drives, there is no information on Peter Mueller's kernel, or why you may need it. Or why the whole process seems to work but the nodes never can boot (OSCAR sometimes makes a bad initrd.img - check the size).

This book is NOT a good OSCAR resource, if you're a newbie it just leave you feeling frustrated as to why it sounds so simple and just doesn't work.
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This was a great book when it was published in 2004 (over 12 years ago), but is now completely out of date. OpenMosix is no longer maintained, and probably shouldn't be used, to cite just one example. The OSCAR project hasn't been updated since 2011, LAM/MPI was retired in 2015. If you are completely new to linux compute clusters, it still contains some useful information, but generally nothing can be regarded as technically reliable. Oddly, this is yet another technology where there haven't been any subsequent editions or more recent books on the same subject. I don't get this, because, for example, ROCKS clusters are still ubiquitously used in scientific research on campuses all over the world, and the documentation isn't that great.
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Just wanted to mention that openMosix - which is proposed in the book as an attractive component for the cluster, was discontinued in March, 2008. Right now I'm working with other parts such as Oscar, using the book more as a guideline than as a howto manual - nevertheless, it handles a very easy language and explains very clearly most concepts.
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High Performance Linux Clusters with OSCAR, Rocks, OpenMosix, and MPI (Nutshell Handbooks)The main issue I found is that the purchase was mislead. I was trying to buy a hard copy and they gave me a kindle copy instead without warning!
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