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Unix Clusters

  This is a 4 day course which focuses on the essentials of Unix Clusters. It is ideal for seasoned Unix administrators. This class has a maximum size of only 7 students!

Course Outline

Day 1:

  • Cluster Architecture Definition, Distinctions, and Comparison
    • Symmetric Multiprocessor Nodes
    • Clustering Techniques
    • Cache Hierarchy
    • Distributed IO Subsystem
  • Cluster Memory Management
    • Non-Uniform Memory Management (NUMA)
    • Virtual Memory Manager
    • Distributed Lock Manager
    • Lab

Day 2:

  • Cluster File Systems
    • IBMs GPFS
    • Red Hats GFS
    • Cluster File Systems Lustre
  • IO Management
    • RAID Systems
    • Direct IO, Memory Mapping
    • SAN/NAS
    • Direct Attached IO Subsystems
  • Network Management
    • Internconnect Technologies
    • Lab

Day 3:

  • Basic Cluster Programming Models
    • Shared Memory
    • Message Passing
    • Lab
  • Cluster Performance Considerations
    • Memory Tuning
    • CPU Tuning
    • IO Tuning
    • Network Tuning
    • Lab

Day 4:

  • Cluster Availability and Reliability
    • Levels of Availability
    • Failover
    • Lock Data Reconstruction
  • Introduction to Cluster Performance Modeling
    • Lab
  • Introduction to Grid Computing

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