I'm a rank beginner with clusters, but am determined to move into
them, starting with Hadoop. I have a habuntu machine under VMware on
my MacBook Pro for starters (got it on a DVD when visiting at the
Now I've just received an Apple Xserve and four Mac Minis to set up a cluster.
Though I know little, I did see a suggestion somewhere that I set up a
small Mac OS X partition on each, under VMware Fusion, for general
admin via the Apple Server, for Mac firmware updates, monitoring, etc.
Then I'd set up a larger partition under VMware on each of the five
machines with linux images, to do the heavy lifting.
I'm looking for any and all suggestions from whomever. You may well
be able to skip all sorts of details and just point me to
answers/examples out there, people, search terms, etc. Then I can
start doing my homework. I'm happy to experiment, setting up stuff,
stripping it clean, setting up another approach, etc., as part of
learning what works.
Looking forward to the standard mix of confusion, frustration,
success, failure, elation, and lots of messy work.
Oh, what do I do? Want to map out image analysis and text analysis
work to the nodes. I analyze, extract from, Biomedical research
Robert P. Futrelle
Biological Knowledge Laboratory
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University MS WVH202
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115