Transient "Beowulf" cluster of Erlang nodes.
Thu Apr 3 12:27:58 CEST 2003
I have a small project in mind, and would like to know whether someone
has done it before, and if so, how?
I intend to harness the redundant processing power of our office PCs as
a pool of Erlang nodes while everyone is out (overnight or over the
weekend, hence "transient Beowulf cluster") and carry out some stress
tests on our product using the office PC cluster to share the processing
load. The scheme is to create a Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.net) style
boot CD-ROM containing R9B that is inserted into the appropriated PCs,
which are rebooted or turned on and left to boot up without any further
The main question is how to get the central controlling node, or all the
nodes to automagically discover which PCs have been assimilated into the
Erlang cluster without any user intervention, and produce a list of
Are there any other aspects I have to be aware of?
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