[Beowulf] SGI to offer Windows on clusters

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Sun Apr 15 12:09:00 EDT 2007


On Sun, 15 Apr 2007, John Hearns wrote:

> And re. the future version of Scientific Linux, there has been debate on the 
> list re. co-operating with CENTos and essentially using CENTos as a base, and 
> SL being an overlay of specific application and library RPMs.
> Pros and cons either way there.

The point is that this really won't matter.  IF the packages are set up
for RPM builds correctly, they can and will and are going into FC
extras, from whence they will go "anywhere".  FC (following Debian, to
some extent) is well on its way to being a universal distribution with
"all" packages instantly buildable on it.

IMO, most cluster builders will find it more advantageous to track the
FC releases instead of using RHEL or Centos or things derived therefrom.
Hardware support is key, and Centos can get long in the tooth pretty
quickly in a cluster environment with any sort of annual turnover.

     rgb

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