I want to set up a server farm with few Raspberry Pis (at least two).

I found this amazing tutorial - http://raspberrywebserver.com/raspberrypicluster/raspberry-pi-cluster.html

Although there is detail about the load balancer, there isn't much about setting up the Pis...

I would like to know what do do with the Pis, I heard about few softwares like GlusterFS...

It would be awesome if someone could direct me what to do or send me a good tutorial that will help me with this task...

Thanks, Sid

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    Beware the pi is not very well suited to this because of the limited network throughput, unless it is just for experimental/educational purposes. Like a bonsai tree farm, could be very interesting but has no commercial potential lumber wise.
    – goldilocks
    Aug 10, 2016 at 19:28
  • @goldilocks: there's a bonsai shop near where I live that sells those little trees for $50-$1600 a piece. Now you've got me thinking if a "bonsai server farm" could be economically feasible in anyway...
    – Jacobm001
    Aug 10, 2016 at 20:12
  • @Jacobm001 Yes because how else would you build a million dollar tiny home? Carpe diem -- "Boutique cloud services" could be an emerging market >_>
    – goldilocks
    Aug 10, 2016 at 20:43

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Very good article from reputable Make magazine at:

Compact 4 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster

Step by step with diagrams, configuration and code

  • Perfect, that's what I was looking for! Thanks a lot!
    – SidS
    Aug 10, 2016 at 18:08
  • Excellent - sounds like a great project. Do you consider this post as an answer or useful response?
    – dbmitch
    Aug 10, 2016 at 18:35
  • Maybe a bit of both...
    – SidS
    Aug 11, 2016 at 7:38
  • Hah - ok - I was trying to be not so subtle about upvoting my answer or even markign it as an answer. But as an aside - I just read a great excerpt from a Pi hardware book about full setup and config of 4 Pis using Apache Spark with a code comparison of doiing pi (the number) calculation using Monte Carlo simulation. Cluster was 185 times faster
    – dbmitch
    Aug 11, 2016 at 16:12
  • Wow, sounds amazing! I am planning to make a web server with raspberry pi s as workers and an old PC running Ubuntu as a load balancer. This idea is from an article/tutorial that I read about... But, I'm still 14 years old and I have a lot to learn!
    – SidS
    Aug 11, 2016 at 22:24

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