On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > I am working on set up a blast server on Debian/OpenMosix cluster with 4 > nodes. Actually it is totally new to me. So is there anyone can give me > some advice? Thanks. I've used OpenMosix in the form of ClusterKnoppix some months back to test it out. The setup was very easy, boot off the CD, configure some settings and the rest of the nodes boot off the network. Applications are automatically load balanced across nodes. While configuration and actual use was very easy, performance wasn't too great. I think the main reason was that OpenMosix dynamically migrates applications to the different nodes to automatically load balance the system thus the overhead of migration for long running jobs suddenly became apparent. To be honest, we didn't try to optimize it much and went to implement our blast cluster with SGE and hopefully soon mpiblast.