Experienced newbee - recomendations for kernel, diskless config and other Q's?

ds10025 at hermes.cam.ac.uk ds10025 at hermes.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 1 14:00:09 EDT 2001


I've installed Readhat 6.2 and in the process of setting up the first node.
It is possible to down load a copy of Scyld Beowulf?

Regards

Dan

--On 01 June 2001, 11:40 -0400 "Sean Dilda" <agrajag at scyld.com> wrote: 

> On Fri, 01 Jun 2001, d.bussenschutt at mailbox.gu.edu.au wrote:
> 
>> A few questions from an experienced sys-admin that is a "beowulf 
>> newbee"...
>> 
>> If I use Redhat, what version had best support for Beowulf? The older 
>> version have been around the longest, so we know they "work", but does 
>> 2.2.19 (redhat 7.0) or the 2.4.x (redhat 7.1) kernel give better 
>> out-of-the-box support? (I'll still have to compile the kernel, but
that's 
>> no big deal)
> 
> Red Hat Linux really doesn't include Beowulf support.  Red Hat once put
> out a CD called 'Extreme Linux' that was Red Hat Linux 5.0 plus some
> Beowulf stuff.
> 
> However, we currently ship a product called Scyld Beowulf.  It is based
> off of Red Hat Linux with additions that make it great for setting up a
> Beowulf cluster.  It will allow th ehead node to install out of the box.
> Setting up a slave node for our cluster can be as easy as just sticking
> a floppy disk in (and it will just use a ramdisk), or if you want to
> actually setup swap and some harddrive space (like /tmp), can take as
> long as 5 minutes.  Our latest release is based off of Red Hat Linux 6.2
> with a 2.2.17 kernel.  However, newer releases are always in the works.



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