CentOS cluster in Azure – Part 1

I have been working on Azure Resource Manager templates for a while. They are an interesting way to describe and deploy complex configurations in Azure. In particular, I have developed a template to deploy a CentOS 6.5 cluster. It will soon be published in the main Azure repository on github, but if you are interested…

0

A Hybrid OS Cluster Solution

Thomas Varlet, of Microsoft France, and Dr. Patrice Calegari, of BULL SAS, have written an excellent paper on how to build hybrid clusters, i.e. clusters where 2 or more operating systems can be run at the same time. It is recommended reading, in my opinion, for those of us who use both Linux and Windows…

0

Dual-boot Linux and HPC Server 2008

In the past few weeks I had the pleasure of working with UGS, a division of Siemens that develops engineering product lifecycle management solutions. They were looking for a way to dual-boot an existing Linux cluster into Windows. The process we came up with is summarized here. It is work in progress, so if you…

0