you should be familair with cluster or grid computing, install or have these softwares on your system for testing the script
1- Torque : resource manager 2- Maui: cluster scheduler 3- Ganglia : cluster monitoring
if you familiar with clustering, it will be very easy for you after the installation, I want you to create automated script to convert xml files to mysql files. I will provide the command to generate of the xml file filter the output then to be uploaded to mysql tables. and finally create GUI for the user.
I would like also you to install remotly the above softwares on my laptop