At long last, the Cluster File System (CFS) can be used as root!! This
means expensive shared disk hardware is no longer necessary to set up a
cluster. The INSTALL instructions describe how to set up a cluster with
a CFS root. For those who still wish to use GFS with shared disk
hardware (better performance), follow the INSTALL.gfs instructions.
Another milestone is that support for IA-64 has been added. This in
addition to existing support for x86, Alpha, and UML on x86.
With some minor changes, clusters as large as 125 nodes might work. Up
to 32 nodes works for certain, since this is what's being demoed at
LinuxWorld 2002 next week. See the CHANGELOG for the minor changes
needed to support more than 15 nodes (just changing a couple of
Other changes include an enhanced load-leveler, distributed clusterwide
mounting, remote socket ops, streamlined dependent node booting, and a
bevy of bug fixes. This release is a great step forward for the SSI
Brian Watson | "Now I don't know, but I been told it's
Software Developer | hard to run with the weight of gold,
Open SSI Clustering Project | Other hand I heard it said, it's
Hewlett-Packard Company | just as hard with the weight of lead."
| -Robert Hunter, 1970