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Clustering Comparison

James R. Pluzynski
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Clustering Comparison

Sometime in May or June there was a technical article ( not a white paper ) describing different vendors attempts at clustering I have not been able to locate this article again and I would like to show it to some of my colleagues. Is it still on the site somewhere perhaps in some archive of articles?
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Andy Bustamante
Honored Contributor

Re: Clustering Comparison


Are you thinking of "A Survey of Cluster Technologies" in Version 5 of the OpenVMS Journal?

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/journal/v5/index.html

has links to PDF or HTML.

If it isn't running VMS, it isn't really a cluster.

Andy
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James R. Pluzynski
Occasional Visitor

Re: Clustering Comparison

Thanks Andy, Just what I was looking for
Peter Quodling
Trusted Contributor

Re: Clustering Comparison

There is no comparision - all other forms of clustering are mere mimics of a limited part of VMS's clustering ability.

Q
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Antoniov.
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Re: Clustering Comparison

James,
welcome to vms forum.
I hope see you later. Here there is best vms comunity :-)
Don't forget to assign some point for who helped you; you are graceful.

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Robert Gezelter
Honored Contributor

Re: Clustering Comparison

James,

The most recent paper of which I am aware is the OpenVMS Technical Journal article in the recent edition.

For reference, the baseline of all clustering technical articles is the original (1986) paper in the ACM's Transactions on Computer Systems (Kronenberg, Levy, and Strecker "VAXcluster: A closely-coupled distributed system"). This paper was later reprinted in the Digital Technical Journal (an online archive of DTJ is reachable from the OpenVMS Technical Journal pages; reprints from the ACM are also available online).

Having recently reread the original article as part of my background research for a soon to be published chapter on OpenVMS, I was reminded of how much the original cluster work is far beyond what may vendors call "clustering", for context, it is well worth the read.

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