Saturday, 12 April 2008

Grouphug - Clustering with an evil twist!

Of all the things that are likely to be on this blog over the next while, this represents by far the largest amount of time and effort. I've spent time on it every day on the tube to and from work for several months, and lots of my spare time. And yet... I have very little to write about it without going into excruciating detail that would bore most readers. If you are interested in that detail, I recommend first taking a look at how it works, then viewing the integrated help since the documentation is quite thorough. So what have I spent so much time on? A clustering frame work...... written in bash!

While its still got a long way to go, I've just released the first publicly available version. This version lays the foundations and is intended as a proof of concept to show that all the parts can work together.... and that they can work at all! ;) Over the next couple of months, I plan to release a number of subsequent versions that will do master and worker node fail over, monitoring and much more.

But in the mean time, take a look around.