Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rocks Clusters: Next Step, No Hardware!!!

Listened to a TWIT podcast this weekend.
It was on the FLOSS Weekly program.
FLOSS stands for Free Libre Open Source Software,
and it was episode 30 and well worth a listen.
Running time...: 1:00:44
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June 28th, 2008

FLOSS Weekly 30: Rocks

Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte

Guests: Philip Papadopoulos and Greg Bruno of Rocks
ROCKS, in simple terms, is the scripts for the Anaconda Setup program (Red Hat Linux Installer),
that tells it what pieces of hardware you have and what computational needs will be required for your project. You fill in the blanks and then feed it to Anaconda

and it creates the Cluster for you.

What could be easier?

As mindboggling as all this stuff was, the Kicker was the direction Rocks was working on:


Very soon, Rocks will be able to send it's script to a "CLOUD Storage Space", like Amazon's S3,

and create a cluster virtually...

That's right! No Local Expensive Hardware required!

Think about that.

This is made possible because of Open Source Software.

Until next time,
Wingman way out.

1 comment:

Randal L. Schwartz said...

Thanks for linking to our show!