[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Fri Apr 1 17:00:10 EST 2005


>    Opterons will do better with a 2.6 kernel (2.6.9 and higher).  If you 
> are going to use RHEL, you might want to look at Rocks (RHEL3 based) or 
> Warewulf which should be able to sit atop RHEL4.  If you want to use a 
> Redhat work-alike, you might want to look closely at Centos4.

why the heck does anyone care about distributions any more!?!
distributions are all just repackagings of the same stuff,
sometimes with extra magic in the form of slightly tuned 
desktop GUI decorations.

>    I am sure others will take issue with this, but I would strongly 
> advise against using a rolling beta OS (FC-x) as the basis for a 
> production cycle machine.  If it is a purely experimental cluster, go 

calling a non-test FC release "beta" is just plain petty;
all software is beta by that definition.

regards, mark hahn.

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