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Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to Clusters

    1. Chapter 1 Cluster Architecture

      1. Modern Computing and the Role of Clusters
      2. Types of Clusters
      3. Distributed Computing and Clusters
      4. Limitations
      5. My Biases
    2. Chapter 2 Cluster Planning

      1. Design Steps
      2. Determining Your Cluster's Mission
      3. Architecture and Cluster Software
      4. Cluster Kits
      5. CD-ROM-Based Clusters
      6. Benchmarks
    3. Chapter 3 Cluster Hardware

      1. Design Decisions
      2. Environment
    4. Chapter 4 Linux for Clusters

      1. Installing Linux
      2. Configuring Services
      3. Cluster Security
  2. Getting Started Quickly

    1. Chapter 5 openMosix

      1. What Is openMosix?
      2. How openMosix Works
      3. Selecting an Installation Approach
      4. Installing a Precompiled Kernel
      5. Using openMosix
      6. Recompiling the Kernel
      7. Is openMosix Right for You?
    2. Chapter 6 OSCAR

      1. Why OSCAR?
      2. What's in OSCAR
      3. Installing OSCAR
      4. Security and OSCAR
      5. Using switcher
      6. Using LAM/MPI with OSCAR
    3. Chapter 7 Rocks

      1. Installing Rocks
      2. Managing Rocks
      3. Using MPICH with Rocks
  3. Building Custom Clusters

    1. Chapter 8 Cloning Systems

      1. Configuring Systems
      2. Automating Installations
      3. Notes for OSCAR and Rocks Users
    2. Chapter 9 Programming Software

      1. Programming Languages
      2. Selecting a Library
      3. LAM/MPI
      4. MPICH
      5. Other Programming Software
      6. Notes for OSCAR Users
      7. Notes for Rocks Users
    3. Chapter 10 Management Software

      1. C3
      2. Ganglia
      3. Notes for OSCAR and Rocks Users
    4. Chapter 11 Scheduling Software

      1. OpenPBS
      2. Notes for OSCAR and Rocks Users
    5. Chapter 12 Parallel Filesystems

      1. PVFS
      2. Using PVFS
      3. Notes for OSCAR and Rocks Users
  4. Cluster Programming

    1. Chapter 13 Getting Started with MPI

      1. MPI
      2. A Simple Problem
      3. An MPI Solution
      4. I/O with MPI
      5. Broadcast Communications
    2. Chapter 14 Additional MPI Features

      1. More on Point-to-Point Communication
      2. More on Collective Communication
      3. Managing Communicators
      4. Packaging Data
    3. Chapter 15 Designing Parallel Programs

      1. Overview
      2. Problem Decomposition
      3. Mapping Tasks to Processors
      4. Other Considerations
    4. Chapter 16 Debugging Parallel Programs

      1. Debugging and Parallel Programs
      2. Avoiding Problems
      3. Programming Tools
      4. Rereading Code
      5. Tracing with printf
      6. Symbolic Debuggers
      7. Using gdb and ddd with MPI
      8. Notes for OSCAR and Rocks Users
    5. Chapter 17 Profiling Parallel Programs

      1. Why Profile?
      2. Writing and Optimizing Code
      3. Timing Complete Programs
      4. Timing C Code Segments
      5. Profilers
      6. MPE
      7. Customized MPE Logging
      8. Notes for OSCAR and Rocks Users
  5. Appendix

    1. Appendix A References

      1. Books
      2. URLs
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