Open Source High-Availability Linux Clustering App Released

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Kevin Bedell

Kevin Bedell
Mar. 22, 2004 10:05 AM

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The eXtreme Computing Research (XCR) group at Louisiana Tech University announced today the first public release HA-OSCAR 1.0 beta.

The HA-OSCAR project is a collaboration between the following commercial, educational and government research labs:

The goal of the HA-OSCAR project is to combine the High Performance Computing capabilities of Linux clustering with a new set of High Availability features. The are working to enhance Linux clustering to make it highly-available for mission-critical and downtime-sensitive applications.

A significant part of this effort has been spent in working to eliminate single points of failure in Linux clustering. Other features in the areas of self-healing, failure detection and automatic faileover and fail-back.

HA-OSCAR leverages clustering capabilities provided by the Open Cluster Group's OSCAR 3.0 project.

An installation wizard has been provided as has a Webmin-based set of administration tools.

Kevin Bedell is a software professional with over 15 years of experience doing development, architecture and team lead work, is Editor in Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine, and is working on a book for O'Reilly on Apache Axis.