Mandrake CLIC
Posted on: 08/17/2002 04:01 PM

MandrakeSoft has released a first version of their Linux Clustering distribution CLIC:

Clic is a abbreviation of Cluster Linux Calcul: Linux Clustering distribution based on Free Software;(GNU/GPL licence or equivalent) answering the needs of deployment, administration and programmation dedicated to Massive Calculation Clustering.

Typical Architecture

Service running on a Clic server:
- authd: software for obtaining and verifying user credentials.
- dhcpd: ISC DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.
- named: a DNS (Domain Name System) server.
- gmond and gmetad: Ganglia Monitoring Daemon.
- nfsd: a Linux NFS server.
- ntpd: synchronized system time using the Network Time Protocol.
- httpd: the most widely used Web server on the Internet (Apache).
- pbs_server: The Portable Batch System server.
- pbs_sched: The Portable Batch System scheduler.
- sshd: OpenSSH Secure Shell protocol server.
- pxe: Preboot eXecution Environment.
- xinetd: to launch rsh, gexec, tftp and pcp service.

Service running on a Clic node:
- xinetd: to launch rsh, gexec and pcp service.
- gmond: Ganglia Monitoring Daemon.
- ntpd: synchronized system time using the Network Time Protocol.
- pbs_mom: The Portable Batch System client.
- sshd: OpenSSH Secure Shell protocol server.

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