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Troy Baer Archive

Troy Baer has been a systems engineer at the Ohio Supercomputer Center since 1998.
Stocking the Toolbox: Tools No Cluster Admin Should Be Without
Setting up a cluster can be trying enough, and maintaining it can be even more difficult. The sheer number of nodes involved in a large cluster can be daunting, as can users' expectations for quality of service. To make life easier, Troy Baer provides a tour of tools that every cluster admin should know about.
Share and Share Alike: The State of Cluster Resource Management and Scheduling
It's time you got your resources in order! Batch processing allows equitable access to the computing resource (making everyone more or less equally unhappy), but it also allows the system administrators to schedule the resource based on the goals and policies of the organization.