[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD
ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Tue Apr 5 13:36:27 EDT 2005
Robert G. Brown wrote:
> Ah, but the PROPER and ORIGINAL meaning of axiom is "unprovable
> assumption" upon which a system of logic and discourse is built. The
> final half-definition is the only one that is actually correct.
> In fact, I've got a whole essay entitled "Axioms" on my personal
> website. Seriously.
OK, I bow to your greater wisdom: I have now learned that axioms are:
"...unprovable assumptions whose truth and falsehood cannot be assessed"
What struck me was that both Mark and Joe used the word "axiom"
appropriately according to at least one dictionary:
I don't think their discussion was pointless: Actually, I found it
interesting and relevant to my own situation running openMosix on a
64-node RH-9 based Beowulf cluster. I had a difficult time trying to
upgrade our cluster from RH-8.0 to FC-2 because the Adaptec Ultra160
drivers in FC-2 were broken, so I went to RH-9 instead.
I'm now deciding where to go after RH-9 and I'm interested in other
people's experiences. I've already moved one cluster server to Debian
Sarge/testing, but I'm also evaluating the recent Progeny Debian
Developer Edition RC2 which includes a Debian port of Red Hat's
Anaconda. Have you any experience using Progeny Debian?
I read that Progeny originally set out to build Debian SSI cluster
software, but had problems and abandoned the project. Is that true?
Dr. A.J.Travis, | mailto:ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
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