From: Eugene Leitl (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jul 29 2000 - 10:22:11 PDT
Gavin Thomas Nicol writes:
> The point is that you shouldn't be *required* to have a cluster. OS's should
But you're required to run a cluster if you're mission critical and/or
high-performance, and be it only because hardware can be unreliable,
too. Bitrot will become noticeable when you've got too many components.
> not have hard crashes so frequently. It really annoys people when the hard
> crash causes data loss, or time loss. Also, remember that clusters cost $$$$
If your OS/app doesn't support checkpointing/rollback, then you're in
deep shit, anyway.
> to buy and maintain.
You don't have to buy premium hardware if you're running
redundantly. Just a few shelved boxes with redundant networking will
do. Having 64 boxes in a single 19" is sure nice, but not if you
consider the price tag.
> Again, I've seen Sun boxes crash, but not every 3 days or so.
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