Re: Building a linux cluster with 2 machines
From: 7 (website_has_email_at_www.ecu.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 05:07:56 GMT
> I currently have 2 machines. One is a brand new AMD64 with 512MB DDR
> and other is a 600MHz Celeron with 64MB memory. Since I'm not using the
> celeron these days, is there a simple way to connect both my systems
> together and get better performance? I have some idea of basic
> networking. I tried google but that stuff just flies over my head :(
The 64Mb machine might cause problems - you will end up
needing 128Mb (swap space is OK, but very slow). You can pick
up the necessary memory as its very cheap from computer fairs.
After that, you can use clusterknoppix LiveCD to boot up PC.
The PCs talk to each other and do load balancing.
You can look it all up through google searching for OpenMosix.
Others are available. This link gives a few..
After booting, you can install LiveCD b typing
and follow instructions to install.