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 +====== Scali/​Manage ​ ======
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 +  * [[http://​www.scali.com]]
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 +Like Platform/​ROCKS (see [[cluster:​11|link]]),​ Scali/​Manage is a software suite of tools to manage clusters. ​ It appears very, very versatile. ​ Lots of stuff you can do but what attracted my interests in my brief perusals were:
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 +  * heterogeous clusters (as in, manage the other clsuters on campus ...)
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 +  * "​golden"​ image capture and deployment (you can also "​roll-back"​ to previous versions!)
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 +  * simultaneously deploys RPM installations (so you can perform entire disk image updates with the "​images"​ or incrementally with RPM packages)
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 +  * parallel ssh & file copy support
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 +  * Change Management ... this is a biggie, for example, if you were to add a node: all nodes would need updating, this becomes automatic with change management, it'll auto detect what needs updating on other nodes
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 +  * Fault Handling and Root Cause Analysis ... also a biggie, know when something breaks before it happens
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 +  * Scali/​MAnage also handles other servers, server farms, grids and blade racks (so for example, rintintin'​s image could have been captured and deployed elsewhere, or rolled back after upgrading if unsuccessful)
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 +  * java/​eclipse based gui and web based client
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 +  * it also supports PBS Pro, and MPI libraries and MPI/HA ... that is high availability for HA (reasoning goes like ... if jobs run 30 days and a single node fails and MPI is not HA then the entire job is aborted. So HA provides a pathway for atttempting to finish job while hardware underneath gets replaced).
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 +  * And lots more.
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