[clug] Distributing a large file to many servers
cameron at patrick.wattle.id.au
Mon Mar 6 01:58:48 GMT 2006
Simon Burton wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Mar 2006 11:40:34 +1100
> Matthew Sheppard <stray at mac.com> wrote:
> > I'm hoping, however, this is one of those problems which was solved
> > neatly many years ago and is simple if you know the right tools.
> This may be too heavy duty, but you could use MPI (MPI_Bcast):
Last I looked, MPICH's implementation of MPI_Bcast didn't actually use
ethernet broadcasts even over a local network, so it wouldn't really
give ideal performance.
Norton Ghost (which is proprietary) does that kind of thing, but I'm not
aware of anything free and unixy that will.
More information about the linux