The only thing that seems to work very bugfree without problems at amateur clusters consisting out of
bunches of dual core AMD hardware seems to be Ubuntu (debian based). Suse professional breaks down
at them. Not sure why, but well it is $$$$ anyway.
Note i'm always amazed how many people toy with Fedora Core. It is the worst distribution i saw in many years.
But i'm not sure openSSI supports amateur setups very well.
You might want to go back in history and install openbsd.
MySQL already isn't exactly a fast database (i tried importing 4G entries into it a few months ago at a dual core dual opteron, and still have nightmares from it), slowing it down even further by using openssi,
i don't really see the advantages of that.
----- Original Message -----
From: Grok Mogger
To: SSIC Users List
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 11:52 PM
Subject: [SSI-users] Advice for an SSI Cluster

I want to make an SSI Cluster and I'm hoping to minimize the grief I'll endure during the process.  So I was hoping I could get some advice on how to start.
Of the Linux distribution and SSI version combinations available, what seems to be the easiest to install?  What seems to work the best once it's up and running?  Should I go with Fedora or Debian?  SSI stable version 1.2.x or SSI development 1.9.x?  My needs are minimal.  This is really just a hobby and I only want to run a few simple things on it like apache, maybe a dns, maybe MySQL, and etc.
Also, reading over the Debian installation, one thing is really not clear to me.  Do I need to somehow install the drivers for all my "slave" nodes' NICs on the "master" (init) node?  I'm really not sure how I'd go about finding out what those drivers are, nor how to compile them into the kernel once I know what they are.  Could anyone give me some help on this part?
- GM

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