This is the new, public list for clustering on Gentoo, and I'd like to
get things kicked off.
First, some background:
The Gentoo Cluster Project  has been around since mid-summer, but so
far most of our work has been devoted to maintaining sys-cluster and
beginning to get some solid documentation together.
Adelie Linux helped us out this summer with a high-performance computing
(HPC) HOWTO (well, most of one) and donation of some computer time
during LWE so we could run some demos of clustering on Gentoo.
Unfortunately they've been pretty scarce lately.
IRT other documentation, Michael Imhof (tantive) has put together an
openMosix HOWTO (the current docs-team one is for diskless nodes) and
Lisa Seelye (lisa) has written up a distcc HOWTO.
You'll notice that most of the emphasis has been on HPC instead of
Brian Jackson (iggy) has written up some information on the HA side of
things . It looks like it currently includes a keepalived HOWTO, a
heartbeat HOWTO, and a filesystem choice HOWTO, although I was only able
to get to the heartbeat one a few minutes ago because of access denied
errors. Lately he's been busy managing the kernel team, however, so we
could use some more help on the HA subproject.
Next, some goals and our progress:
Stephen Diener (sediener) is interested in setting up a ROCKS-like 
LiveCD to install an "insta-cluster" from. He's also been adding some of
the ganglia  packages to portage.
Mark Weinstein (burnedoutgeek on IRC) made a minimal, bootable openMosix
LiveCD. He's been scarce lately, but still around.
Both of the above will be made exponentially easier once catalyst 
can make LiveCDs. Catalyst can already make stages, so we could start
putting cluster install stages together at any point. Stephen expressed
some interest in this, and he said he would look at ROCKS to see what
exactly was installed.
Chris Taylor (ct) has been working on adding some packages to portage.
He's been concentrating on pvfs  lately.
One of the really interesting things out there I'd like to see in
portage is Condor . It's only available in binary format right now so
we'll need a condor-bin ebuild.
S. Caglar Onur (Charlie on IRC, sorry for mangling your name) has
recently shown some interest in the HA subproject and plans to write a
HA mail server HOWTO.
We need to enhance our documentation. We're waiting on catalyst to make
progress on the cluster LiveCDs and stages. We could use more help with
the high-availability subproject.
Now, what do you have to say on this or anything I forgot to mention?
Donnie Berkholz (spyderous)