[mythtv-users] Mythtv + Beowulf????

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Aug 31 16:40:44 UTC 2007

On Aug 31, 2007, at 9:21 AM, Yan Seiner wrote:

> I've about had it with my current server, so I am looking to upgrade.
> And here comes /. with its article on Microwulf....
> <http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/31/0235242>
> Hmmm....
> Has anyone given any thought to how Mythbackend would perform on a
> beowulf cluster?  That thing would be very cool!  Except I'd build it
> from Acer Crosshair mobos or something.....

Well, mythbackend itself wouldn't perform any differently.  It's not  
written as a parallel application.  You can't just launch any given  
program on a cluster and get more performance -- it has to be written  
with clustering in mind, or you have to run multiple copies so they  
can be distributed to different cluster nodes.

The best application for this would probably be transcoding and  
commercial flagging.  There's already a queueing arrangement in  
place, you'd just have to send one job to each node in the cluster.

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