Linux Cluster Technology
The purpose of this class is to survey some of the techniques used to
build high-performance and high-availability cluster computers with the Linux
Although there is no required textbook for this class, the following are
some books which I have found to be helpful. The links below inclue my Amazon
Associates ID. You can also find them at a discount at
San Diego Technical Books which is
located a few blocks from the school.
Linux Operating System
Learning Red Hat Linux
by Bill McCarty
O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 0596000715; 2nd Bk & cdr edition (January 2002)
A great introduction to the Linux operating system and the Red Hat distribution.
Linux in a Nutshell
by Ellen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Stephen Figgins, Jessica P. Hekman
O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 0596000251; 3rd edition (January 15, 2000)
A good reference guide with lists of popular commands and options, alphabetically arranged.
Linux Desk Reference
by Scott Hawkins
Prentice Hall PTR; ISBN: 0130619892; 2nd edition (August 22, 2001)
A very good reference guide with popular commands and options, arranged in chapters by broad topics.
Linux Beowulf Clusters
In addition to printed books, there are a number of useful references for Linux, Apache, PHP, and MySQL.
Here are a few of the more important ones.
- Take Class Survey
- Assign user accounts
- Describe how to log in from home via Secure Shell (SSH)
- Overview of class
- Basic Linux: navigating the file system and editing files for the web server
Days 4 and 5