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 Linux Clustering with Ruby Queue

"After the third cup of coffee, we had it: Why not simply create an NFS-mounted priority queue and let nodes pull jobs from it as fast as they could? No scheduler, no process migration, no central controller, no kernel mods--simply a collection of compute nodes working as fast as possible to complete a list of tasks. But there was one big question: was accessing an NFS-mounted queue concurrently from many nodes possible to do safely? Armed with my favorite development tools--a brilliant IDE named Vim and the Ruby programming language--I aimed to find out."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 7, 2004 )


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