This tutorial will be composed of two somewhat intertwined parts. The first part will be a updated and extended version of the talk on cluster architecture considerations I gave at BSDCon 2003 based on several more years of experience. The idea is to hit the major design points cluster builders need to address. This part is platfrom neutral.
The second part will be a detailed overview of the FreeBSD features I've used to build and manage my cluster. In particular diskless booting, useful ports, and some specifics of configuring Sun Grid Engine and Ganglia.
This will be a half-day tutorial.
speaker: Brooks Davis
location: SITE F0126