clusters, cluster management, Linux, scaling, installation, configuration, monitoring, HPC
Albert Einstein defined success as ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration. Although he had no inkling for the emergence of Linux Clusters for High Performance Computing (HPC) his words are ring true for designing, building and managing compute clusters. This paper focuses on best practices in implementing Cluster Management software, a paradigm for designing, building and managing compute clusters. The learnings are based on the successful experiences of environments using Scali’s leading Cluster Management solution, Scali Manage.