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nontrivial

Requiring real thought or significant computing power. Often used as an understated way of saying that a problem is quite difficult or impractical, or even entirely unsolvable ("Proving P=NP is nontrivial"). The preferred emphatic form is "decidedly nontrivial".

See uninteresting, interesting.

nontrivial

Not lightweight. Nontrivial is a favorite word among programmers and computer people for describing any task that is not quick and easy to accomplish. It may mean "extremely" difficult and time consuming. Therefore, since many programmers are unbridled optimists, take the word seriously!
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This book tell you how to achieve the non trivial task of setting a cluster up and keeping it running.