Home > Linux > Building a Linux Cluster, Part 2: What’s Involved? Building a Linux Cluster, Part 2: What’s Involved? Eugenia Loli 2005-04-17 Linux 5 Comments Now that he’s explored why cluster computing is a great idea (more power for less money) in Part 1, Rob Lucke describes the various cluster components and discusses some of the possibilities for designing and building your own cluster. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 5 Comments 2005-04-17 10:41 pm Do you have material on building a FreeBSD cluster? 2005-04-18 12:18 am or a netBSD cluster? maybe a Xen-like thin layer between the hardware and the OS wouold be an appraoch that would allow heterogemeous oSes to form part of a clusrer .. especially as most of them have POSIX like capabilities. 2005-04-18 12:32 am I found material on building a FreeBSD cluster: http://people.freebsd.org/~brooks/papers/bsdcon2003/fbsdcluster/ Google have their own OS and infrastructure, and I think they would be very successful and affordable, offering web hosting, especially high-performance web hosting for large companies. 2005-04-18 1:26 pm The spec’s for Tiger state that it has Xgrid installed, meaning it should be relatively easy to set up a Mac cluster. Now to buy a half dozen Mac Mini’s 2005-04-18 5:56 pm Where the hell does this guy shop, out of US Govt catalogs? I had an SMP Athlon 1700XP (modded) system 2 years ago and it sure as hell didn’t cost me $50,000.