Compile Cluster

Now that I’m back in the blogging mode, I figured a quick rundown of how we (Jake and I) got this compile cluster up and running.

We started with Gentoo Linux as our base and five 400 MHz celeron machines to power this beast… One became the master node (Mutha) leaving four machines dedicated to compiling. I looked at using livecd’s for this but, because it’s only real use at this point is for running distccd and memory is a premium, an nfsroot setup seemed to be the best option.