The HA-OSCAR project is a collaboration between the following commercial, educational and government research labs:
- eXtreme Computing Research at Louisiana Tech University
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Open System Lab (Ericsson Research)
The goal of the HA-OSCAR project is to combine the High Performance Computing capabilities of Linux clustering with a new set of High Availability features. The are working to enhance Linux clustering to make it highly-available for mission-critical and downtime-sensitive applications.
A significant part of this effort has been spent in working to eliminate single points of failure in Linux clustering. Other features in the areas of self-healing, failure detection and automatic faileover and fail-back.
HA-OSCAR leverages clustering capabilities provided by the Open Cluster Group’s OSCAR 3.0 project.
An installation wizard has been provided as has a Webmin-based set of administration tools.