to LinXter home. Linux has now completed it's decade and has grown
to a complete and huge operating system. The travel of Linux from a shell
to complete graphical desktop was just because of the open source developer
community. Thousands of developers have contributed Linux, and I Salute
by day the need of computational power is increasing. Perticularly in the
fields of research and developement this is desperately needed. In 90's many
developers and researchers came with concept of parallel computing. They thought
that will be a perfect solution for increasing needs but unfortunately after
working a lot they realized the complexities in it. Then few years ago there
was a new concept introduced called cluster. Now a days many companies are
wrestling for just the definition of the cluster. Clustering is actually the
right solution for changing needs of computing. But now a days people are
looking at clusters as a money saving and easy solution also.
is now undergoing construction of Blue Gene/L which is Linux based cluster
and having capacity of processing 350 TeraFlops approx. OSCAR and ROCKS are
complete solutions of Linux cluster and are belonging to the open-source community.
LinXter is another open-source project which aims at a cluster using
Linux. More technical details about LinXter can be found in the documentation
Fig: LinXter Conceptual Architecture
main focus of LinXter is that it is a Cluster which is built using
the Linux operating system. The aim of this project is LinXter, should
be simplest cluster to be install and configure for a normal level user so
that, it will be also helpful in reducing pains of expert administrators.
For that we are going to have many changes in the existing concepts and implementations
of the Cluster. This project is started with a hope that we will be able to
work together and will give a precious perl of Linux cluster to the Linux
this website information about LinXter is provided in brief in Concept section. The documentation can be found in
the Documentation section for online viewing and in Download section for downloading.
articles contributed by developers are provided in section Articles (under
construction!). If you are a Linux user and wish to involve in this project
then you are most welcome. As you know this project is an open-source project
hence it needs lot of developers and resources. Thanks to Sourceforge.net
for providing resources to us. We hope you will also be interested in involving
this project. For joining this project please visit Be a Part page.
you do not wish to involve in this project directly then you may also get
updated news about this project. Where you can also get updated documentation
and also release notes.
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