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1 February 2010 Hearbeat 3.0.2 released see the Release Notes

18 January 2009 Pacemaker 1.0.7 released see the Release Notes

16 November 2009 LINBIT new Heartbeat Steward see the Announcement

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Emageon provides medical imaging and archiving solutions for the healthcare industry.

This entry courtesy of BrianTinsley

We use heartbeat to provide resource failover in our Linux cluster solutions that power our medical image archive/distribution systems on IBM x-series machines. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish with Linux, but without software like heartbeat and Linux Virtual Server our solutions would not be half as good as what they have become. Perhaps one day your X-Ray or CAT scans will wind up passing through one of these Linux systems!

NDCHealth corporation is a healthcare information services company that services pharmacies, hospitals, physicians, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

This entry courtesy of StevenWilson

NDCHealth has applied heartbeat to a variety of services creating highly-available Linux solutions. With heartbeat's extensible 'init' style scripting support, it is used as a framework to be applied where high-availability Linux is a requirement.

The Sanger Institute is a genome research institute primarily funded by the Wellcome Trust. Our purpose is to further the knowledge of genomes, particularly through large scale sequencing and analysis.

This entry courtesy of Guy Coates

Ensembl is a joint project between the Sanger Institute and EMBL - European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) to develop a software system which produces and maintains automatic annotation on selected eukaryotic genomes.

Ensembl releases all of its data into the public domain via a number of different sources, including a publicly available mysql database which contains the entire ensembl dataset (currently 2TB). The database handles 5 million queries and exports 20 Gbytes of data per day.

We use heartbeat to make the mysql service highly available. The database is hosted on a pair of dual Intel Xeon servers, with the data stored on a XFS file-system presented from our SAN. Heartbeat, via an APC MasterSwitch STONITH device, ensures that the database is only active on a single node at a time and provides fast fail-over in the case of hardware or network failures. Heartbeat enables scientists around the world to have continual access to Ensembl data.