This IBM Redbook will guide system architects and systems engineers toward an understanding of cluster technology based on the IBM 1350 Linux Cluster that combines IBM xSeries rack-optimized servers running the Linux operating system with robust systems management and world-class service and support to deliver highly scalable, integrated cluster offerings.
The cluster installation and administration is based on Cluster Systems Management (CSM) for Linux, which dramatically simplifies administration of a Linux cluster by providing management from a single point-of-control.
This Redbook also presents the General Parallel File System (GPFS) for Linux Clusters. GPFS provides a cluster-wide file system that allows users shared access to files spanning multiple disk drives. GPFS is based on a shared disk model, providing lower overhead access to disks not directly attached to the application nodes, and using a distributed protocol to provide data coherence for access from any node.
Facing the Music: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective
Facing the Music investigates the practices and ideas that have grown from some five decades of cultural diversity in music education, developments in ethnomusicology, and the rise of 'world music'. Speaking from rich, hands-on experience of more than thirty years at various levels of music education (music in schools,...
Iron Metabolism: From Molecular Mechanisms to Clinical Consequences
Iron is of fundamental importance to the growth, development and well-being of almost all living organisms. Multiple biological systems have evolved for the uptake, utilisation, storage, and homeostasis of iron in microbes, plants and mammals. Both iron deficiency and iron overload are found extensively in humans; the intimate links between...
Stochastic World (Mathematical Engineering)
This book is an introduction into stochastic processes for physicists, biologists and financial analysts. Using an informal approach, all the necessary mathematical tools and techniques are covered, including the stochastic differential equations, mean values, probability distribution functions, stochastic integration and numerical modeling....
Catalysis has been an extremely important area within chemistry and has been
well described over the course of the last few decades. Biocatalysis is a more
recent branch of catalysis in which the catalyst and the process originate from the
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No component of graphic design has attracted as much interest or inspired as much innovation in recent years as lettering and type. These fundamentals of design, once the exclusive domain of professional typographers, have become an essential starting point for anyone looking for a fresh way to communicate. Practical information about...