[Beowulf] SuSE 9.3

Laurence Liew laurence at scalablesystems.com
Tue Jul 12 10:12:29 EDT 2005


See http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/hpc/

Red Hat HPC pricing is US$79 per 2-way server and US$158 per 4-way 
server compute nodes. You buy in qty of 8.

This is reasonable for organisation requiring the assurance of a 
certified platform, and support ... not sure how much HPC support Red 
Hat can provide though.. :-)


cheers!
laurence

Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> Fedora core 2 i already tried and when installed at my dual, it was wasting
> cpu time for nothing. The worst distribution ever. Not worth downloading if
> your intentions are more than 'just run linux'. If you need to run
> applications that will eat system time, Fedora Core is the worst choice.
> 
> In general Suse and Redhat are deteriorating, only their commercial product
> lines might be doing fine, which are what is it, $1500 a piece or so in
> case of Redhat? 
> 
> Suse 9.3 was a waste of money. It doesn't even install correct. Either you
> get 'kernel panic', or some file system stuff is going wrong.
> 
> Amazingly Suse 9.0 at the same machine worked fine (but of course 2.4.x is
> wrong kernel for a quad opteron so i must upgrade that).
> 
> Anyone tried opensolaris.org actually and download their compiler at 
> http://opensolaris.org/os/community/tools/sun_studio_tools/
> 
> Or is this all a big commercial show from Sun?
> 
> At 05:40 PM 7/11/2005 -0400, Michael Joyner wrote:
> 
>>After discussing it with the physics professor, we have decided to try 
>>Fedora 2 + OSCAR.
>>
>>Wish me luck! :)
>>
>>John Hearns wrote:
>>
>>>On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 11:32 -0400, Michael Joyner wrote:
>>>
>>>>Brian R Smith wrote:
>>>
>>>>>SuSE does come with a few helpful packages like mpich/lam and queuing
>>>>>software like OpenPBS, but in my experience, you are always better off
>>>>>following a more generic model: build it yourself.
>>>>
>>>>We were initially looking at SuSE because that is what we have 
>>>>everywhere else. :)
>>>
>>>Well, use SuSE on your cluster then, if that is the distro which you are
>>>most used to.
>>>Personally, I would shy away from Fedora, much though I have a liking
>>>for Redhat hand have used it for years.
>>>
>>>I agree with the advice though to build your own packages rather than
>>>relying on the RPMs.
>>>
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