Booker C.Bense wrote:

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>In article <3f8ef8F6h7h6U1 / individual.net>,
>Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net> wrote:
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>>"Luke Kanies" <luke / madstop.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
>>news:Pine.GSO.4.60.0505201655360.20592 / kirby.madstop.com...
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>>>On Fri, 20 May 2005, Ara.T.Howard wrote:
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>>>>if you are in *nix and have a central nfs filesystem all nodes can see 
>>>>check
>>>>out rq (ruby queue)
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>>>I'm planning on having this system be cross-platform, and it'll be used to 
>>>do things like set up NFS, so I can't depend on NFS's existence, 
>>>unfortunately.
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>>>I'm always interested in more cluster software, though, especially if it's 
>>>written in Ruby; a lot of the people working on the same problem I'm 
>>>attacking (building software to maintain the computers for us) come from 
>>>the cluster world, because the problem is generally both exacerbated there 
>>>(because of node count) and easier to solve (because of node consistency).
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>>Maybe have a look at grid computing.  
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>_ Yikes, only someone that hasn't looked at it would suggest
>that. 
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I really agree!

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>>I think there is a standard out there 
>>and maybe even an implementation in ruby.  Could be that it uses CORBA for 
>>communication - I don't quite remember.
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>_ Grid as in Globus wouldn't work for this since it requires a
>pretty hefty infrastructure in place already. The problem isn't
>that there is a standard, there are currently 3 standards. 
>Grid computing is a complete and utter mess at the moment. 
>The most viable long term solution seems to be something that
>looks like web services with enough added sugar to provide
>state like capablities. 
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BPEL?

>_ Booker C. Bense 
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