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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 15. Stuck in the Middle: Cluster Middleware

Chapter Objectives

  • Introduce the parallel program execution environment

  • Discuss the installation of the MPI infrastructure

  • Define the environment for monitoring a cluster's resources

  • Survey common monitoring and event generation software packages

The HSI hardware and software infrastructure required to support low-level cluster operations was introduced in previous chapters. We now cover the environment necessary to support the execution of parallel jobs and cluster software, along with the system management tools required to monitor the cluster's health.

Introduction to Cluster Middleware

Up to this point in the book, we have discussed the lower levels of the cluster's software hierarchy: authentication, ...

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