[Beowulf] Most stable kernel for mpich2 cluster?

Li, Bo libo at buaa.edu.cn
Sat Oct 21 01:22:14 EDT 2006


Dear Panos,
IMHO, it is really a bad idea to use the newest kernel source. For kernel, the more stable; the better. For newer kernels,  some were updated for drivers and some were to remove some known bugs. 
Try the latest stable and reliable kernel, now I would say 2.6.16.xx. If some hardware unsupported, try next one. 
There may be any suggestions from others. 
Regards,
Li, Bo
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Panagiotis Christopoulos" <pxrist at gmail.com>
To: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 10:55 PM
Subject: [Beowulf] Most stable kernel for mpich2 cluster?


> Hi,
> 
> I build a cluster for Technological Institute of Athens, here, in Greece, with 
> linux of course. My hardware is sixteen HP DL380 with 3.00GHz Xeon(do not 
> laugh, I know that my cluster is too small for those, some of you, design and 
> maintain). I want to install the pure vanilla-sources but I have problem to 
> decide the best version. 2.6.18.1 is out but I think that it' s not a good 
> idea to install the latest kernel, so, I would like to tell me your 
> opinion.
> What would you do? 
> 
> I appreciate your help,
> with regards,
> Panos
> 
> 
> 
> 
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