[Beowulf] RH Update 1 Announcement
csamuel at vpac.org
Sun Dec 21 18:33:55 EST 2003
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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 06:16 am, Joe Landman wrote:
> Who is going to support the x86_64 platforms? RH and SUSE are obvious,
> but I think that cAos, ROCKS, CLIC, Gentoo, et al may/will support
> x86_64. Has anyone compiled a list yet?
Data points that I'm aware off (apart from SuSE and RHEL):
NPACI Rocks - 3.1 due out Real Soon Now (tm) (maybe this week) will be rebuild
from trademark-stripped RHEL SRPMS (as Redhat require) and will support
Opterons as well as the previous IA32 and IA64 architectures.
Mandrake 9.2 for AMD64 - currently at RC1 and freely downloadable for Opterons
and Athlon64 processors.
Gentoo's AMD64 support sounds distinctly early beta-ish from their technical
notes at http://dev.gentoo.org/~brad_mssw/amd64-tech-notes.html - there's
also a report (no details) of a successful install at
Debian likewise sounds like a work in progress, the port home page is at
http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/ and there's an FAQ linked from it which
gives a lot more information. Of course, given the recent compromise of
Debian systems the development may be more advanced than the web pages.
The cAos website lists AMD64 as a target, but the download sites only list
i386 for the moment.
TurboLinux now supports Opterons with the release of their AMD64 Update Kit at
http://www.turbolinux.com/products/tl8a/tl8a_uk/ - I guess this shouldn't be
suprising as they're a UnitedLinux distro just like SuSE is. Connectia
(another UL distro) doesn't seem to, although their website is in Spanish and
I had to guess what the search form was. :-)
Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Systems & Network Admin
Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
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