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About Mike123789098765

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  1. Ok heres my question, for a large deployment, ie an enterprise type situation where your dealing with hundreds or perhaps thousands of users is it possible to create a cluster of machines where CPU and RAM are both utilized, like a beowulf cluster and multiple servers would be run as virtual machines. This would allow for scalability as the demand for resources grow one could simply add more nodes. As this is pertaining particularly to an OS X server deployment a couple thoughts I have had are the following: 1) Use an XServe as the controller in a load balancing beowulf cluster.(or whatever it is referred to in a beowulf cluster) Then submit vmware as job to the cluster. Now theoretically this could work but since you need to assign resources to any given vm vmware will only see the available hardware on the host machine so in fact this approach isn't very feasible. 2) While researching this subject I came across some vague reference docs in regard to clustering VMware ESXi. Does anybody have any experience with this or knowledge on the subject. If this functions as a beowulf cluster would it seems it would possible to put together a cluster of servers and have them function as a super computer and run multiple guest operating systems. Of course OS X would need to be hacked to run on this sort of config but my question in regards to this is does ESXi see all of the clusters CPU and RAM resources? If so this seems like it could be a fairly scalable solution and would allow full utilization of resources. I am still a little confused on how one would deploy this type of solution though. Any input would help, I may not be digging deep enough on google for the answer but if anyone can provide a straight forward solution or reference to one it would be greatly appreciated. [rant] On another subject OS X Server is a great product but Apple needs to step it up in terms of its features set if they expect it to be adopted in enterprise. While third-party devs have slowly come out of the woodwork to bring some popular enterprise applications/services to OS X Server its happened too slowly. Though Apple tends to be more of a consumer oriented company versus enterprise, especially with the crazy success of iDevices, they offer a great server product that is in the apple tradition, extremely easy to use/manage however it is still lacking in a few areas. Hell they don't even use it themselves for their .mac email servers. They've turned to Sun's Java Messaging server for that task.... [/rant]
  2. A few xGrid questions.....

    I have a couple questions regarding xGrid which I cannot seem to find a clear enough answer by googling.... Heres my scenario, If I have a number of different servers providing various service over a network, for example a directory server, file server, mail server, database server, dns etc all running the xgrid client and a an xgrid controller of course... Can I use xGrid to utilize additional processing resources? IE if my mail server(s) is maxing out its processing resources yet my file servers and directory servers are all running say at 15% usage will xgrid allow for me to utilize there remaining computational power is it a "job only" type system where I manually assign a BLAST job or MandrelBot Map to the controller and it then distributes the work? I find xSan to be very effective in maximizing storage resources across a SAN by clustering various drives, so I guess I'm wondering if there is a way to maximize computational power for providing network services. Also in this scenario lets assume all of the servers and RAID subsystems are communicating over dual 4Gb/s FC or better yet dual 10Gbe to maximize data throughput. Any suggestions on how to acheive the end result that I'm looking for here would be very appreciated. -Mike
  3. ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP

    The 9600 works with a VESA driver so there really no need to go back as I said I'm just lacking CI/QE as well as resolution options. The integrated maxes out at the same res anyway plus eats up my cpu resources so the 9600 is still a better solution than the integrated even if it is lacking all the features. Again this computer is only serving as a server no graphic intensive stuff or video encoding/decoding so I suppose I'll just have to live without CI and QE though it would be nice if those were enabled as an even further performance gain may be yielded. Just to clarify though what exactly makes this card work in Tiger but not in Leopard. I guess what I'm getting at is if it does work in Tiger there must surely be a way to get it to function properly under Leopard unless there was some huge revision to the frameworks/APIs that are responsible for dealing with the graphics card. That isn't to say that I ought to be able to make it work with some existing kext out of the box but one would assume with some degree of modification that it would be possible. I also suppose that it is quite possible that this may never happen as the 9600 isn't exactly new hardware and there probably aren't enough people using it to justify the community either developing a kext or a mod to an existing kext to make it work. Thanks for your reply anyhow.
  4. No Sleep w/ Voodoo Kernel/845G

    printf("Hello World!", \n); I'm running an IBM NetVista 8303-81U with an 845G chipset with OS X 10.5.6 (iDeneb, Voodoo Kernel). This machine is used as a web server/print server and file server. It is quite low demand but I would like to keep it up and running 24/7. The problem s the power consumption, I'd like to be able to put the machine to sleep with WOL enabled. I have tried VoodooPower with no luck and a kernel panic. If anybody has any idea on how to throttle my CPU and spin down my HDD I'd love it if they could help. Below I have posted my machines specs. IBM NetVista 8303-81U -2.66GHz P4 -1GB DDR Ram -Intel AC97 Audio -Intel 845G Chipset w/ integrated graphics -160GB ATA/133MHz HDD -IDE DVD±RW DL -ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP 128MB Thanks, Mike
  5. ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP

    To anyone who may be able to point me in the right direction I have an IBM NetVista 8303-81U running iDeneb 10.5.6. with the Voodoo kernel. I have managed to get pretty much all of my hardware working properly. This IBM has an 845G chipset with integrated graphics. The integrated graphics surprisingly work however they were causing a big performance hit so I upgraded to an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro w/ 128MB of VRAM that I had lying around. The card seems to work however I am stuck at 1024x768@60Hz. There is no hardware acceleration for CI and Quartz Extreme is not supported. I have tried Callisto however that project appears to be discontinued and the kext causes a kernel panic. Anyhow I have also installed AGPGart with no success. Perhaps I need to edit a plist file though I'm not sure. I'm no stranger to OS X or apples in general for that matter, I've been using them and programming on them for years now, however I am fairly new to the hackintosh world and am just now needing to deal with kernel extensions. So if somebody has had success with this card under leopard your advice would be greatly appreciated as well as anybody else who may be able to help. Thanks in advanced for any help, below I have posted my complete configuration. IBM NetVista 8303-81U -2.66GHz P4 -1GB DDR Ram -Intel AC97 Audio -Intel 845G Chipset w/ integrated graphics -160GB ATA/133MHz HDD -IDE DVD±RW DL -ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP 128MB