Introduce some of the criteria for choosing a cluster operating system
Describe some of the major advantages of the Linux operating system
Explain why the Linux operating system makes a good basis for clusters
Provide a survey of the most popular Linux distributions used for building clusters
This book is about building clusters using the Linux operating system. It should come as no surprise that we have to start describing the application of the Linux operating system to clusters at some point in our discussion. I will try to take a realistic view of the requirements for using Linux in building clusters.
Building a cluster's hardware from ...