Cluster Live

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Cluster Live is a live cd that boots a cluster of diskless Thin Clients.




Cluster Live can do the following:

Boots a cluster of diskless Thin Clients.
Automatically loads a Web browser.
Share workload between Thin Clients.


No individual installations required.
Fast deployment of centralised software over multiple computers.
No need to access the hard disk of your existing system.
Portable yet scalable infrastructure.
Less spending on high end computer hardware such as hard drives, processors and memory.

Who can benefit from it?

Public kiosk
Internet cafe
Home, Office and other intranet premises
Training centre
Government sectors, and other organisations requiring large deployment of dedicated applications.
Ideal for academics in developing countries to make use of computers cost effectively.
Open Source developers can freely create their own Cluster Live CDs.

How does it work?

A server gets booted by a Cluster Live CD.
The client's BIOS is configured to boot through the LAN by default.
When the server has finished the bootup sequence, the client can be booted through the LAN.

What was it tested with?

IBM Thinkpad T30 (CPU: Pentium 4 1GHz; RAM: 512MB)
Virtual Machines (Software to allow running of multiple O.S. simultaneously)
IDE CDRW (To rewrite the ISO image on to the CD for testing)
A hub with several LAN cables connecting the infrastructure.
Source built with Red Hat Fedora Core 3 Linux
Last updated on February 21st, 2007

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