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Re: [SLE] SUSE = Ubuntu?
- From: "PerfectReign" <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:31:35 +0000 (UTC)
- Message-id: <MTE1OTM3ODI4OC54cjR0aQ.1159378288@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, September 27, 2006 10:19 am, Josef Wolf wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 12:46:09AM -0500, M Harris wrote:
>> On Thursday 21 September 2006 15:15, Josef Wolf wrote:
>> > Sounds interesting. You made me curious. Can you please provide
>> > more info?
>> First, see the above link for general info regarding the
> Well, I know the general concept of a cluster and beowulf. But you
> mentioned "network is your data". When you ssh to a different host to
> start your app, your data is located on this host. Having a tunnel to
> forward the display back to your original host don't make any
> here. So what do you mean when you say that your data is redundantly
> distributed? How is the data to be distributed to make sure it will
> accessible from anywhere and won't disappear regardless which machines
I know this is way OT, but y'all might find it interesting.
I was reading a few months back how Amazon distributes all their
systems. When you go to amazon's homepage, you are actually seeing the
result of several dozen different systems coming together.
IIRC, they use any given OS (Linux, Unix, Wintendo) on any number of
low-end whitebox systems distributed throught the country to generate
data. They have well over 100,000 of these systems grouped together in
different data centers. Each system is replicated x times depending on
need to ensure reliable access.
On any given day, they say up to 50 systems will fail. However,
because of the massive redundancy, there's no effect on the users.
They simply rip out the old system, put in a new one, run some sort of
Ghost application, and the new system is on the network.
Again, because of this redundancy and spread, they have no need to
control what OS is being used or what codebase is needed or even what
database is being used for the given function. They may use SUSE,
RedHat, CentOS, WinXP/2K3, BSD or whatever fits the need for the given
I personally find it brilliant and forward-thinking.
Okay, back to figuring out a GRUB issue on my second laptop. (BTW, I
just tested - suspend to disk has been working like a charm on my Dell
laptop. It didn't work in 10.0 or 9.3 reliably at all.)
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