One of the most commonly identified features which is felt to be necessary for Linux TM to be considered "enterprise−ready " is High−Availability. High−Availabil− ity (HA) systems provide increased service availability through clustering techniques. Linux is also well−known for its Beowulf High Performance clustering software − which provides the most cost−effective supercomputing available for any platform. As befits the importance of these capabilities, a number of open source clustering projects have been created. These projects were been created independently largely for complex historical reasons, not generally because of political, philosophical or licens− ing differences. Because of these kinds of historical reasons, they originally shared little or no code. This minimized the benefits of the open source model, which both en− courages and benefits from the sharing of common components. However, many of them share the need for a component for resetting cluster members. A component was created for filling this need with the specific intent of being a common component across open HA systems. This was quite successful, and this component has becom
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