[Beowulf] A Good Linux Distribution to Start with?
canon at nersc.gov
Thu Sep 9 00:43:48 EDT 2004
I would suggest Rocks or Warewulf. Although the cluster I run doesn't
use these packages, I've played with both of these packages and was very
impressed. With Rocks you can have your cluster running full parallel
jobs through a batch system in a few hours.
Dragovich, Jeff wrote:
> I am at the point in my beowulf cluster construction where I need to
> pick the Linux distribution to use. I have a small cluster (10 nodes,
> CISCO switch, a single control machine). The cluster will
> support parallelizing/benchmarking a finite element program using MPI.
> I am currently the only prospective user, and don't need sendmail and
> a bunch of that stuff. Just dev tools.
> Any comments on which Linux flavor to start with? I've read some jabs
> at Fedora. Can't find a FAQ (after about 4 hours of searching) that
> really discusses the pros and cons of each Linux variant related to
> Beowulf clusters. I know religion is a hot topic, but please don't
> flame the agnostic. :)
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