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Round-up: process managers, job schedulers, and private clouds!

Oh my!

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This post should be treated as an historical artifact. It probably contain broken external links and it may no longer reflect my views or opinions.

Here’s some bite-sized things that have been hanging out in my “Oh man, these look neat” queue for the last couple of weeks.

  • A while back, I wrote some­thing about eval­u­ating process managers; maybe you remember?. Anyway, Crocodoc’s Matt Long recently wrote a post where he also dove into process managers. It also got some traction on Hack­erNews, where the peanut gallery has some­thing to say about the matter. By the way, congrat­u­la­tions Crocodoc!
  • Open­Stack on RedHat, CentOS, OR Fedora? With an easy-peasy instal­lation process and support for building on as few as one, single, solitary hardware node? Hello RDO!

  • You may or may not know this, but last year I lost months at $DAYJOB researching free and commercial Job Sched­uling systems that can scale better than Cron1. But Airbnb recently released an excep­tionally inter­esting sched­uling tool named Chronos built on Apache Mesos and if I’d had this a year ago then the project probably would have gone very, very different.


  1. Spoiler Alerts: Cron doesn’t scale, and we hated every­thing we found. [return]