Mechdyne has introduced Cluster Boss, a secure cluster administration tool that provides administrators with single-point control of all nodes of visualisation clusters. The Windows-based administration tool includes the application resources to easily manage clusters of practically any size.
Built on the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol standardised by the IETF, Cluster Boss combines secure file transfer with ease-of-use and an extensible architecture that allows other utility applications to be added to its base set of capabilities. Cluster Boss functions include remote control of setup and configuration, system boot and shutdown, distribution and launch/termination of applications, and tools for logging system information from all nodes of the cluster.
Mechdyne has also released a utility for launching CAVELib-based and other graphics applications. Cluster Launcher recognises the graphics cluster configuration of any immersive display environment and launches the graphics application across the cluster.