[Beowulf] best linux distribution

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Mon Oct 8 09:23:23 EDT 2007


<NOMEX>
Fedora core 6 is where I'd start today.  SuSE 10.x is a very good second 
choice.  We've also tried ROCKS and haven't been too impressed.  ROCKS 
installs easily and replicates to the nodes but FC6 and kickstart is 
just too easy and offers a bit more usability in our experience
</nomex>

gerry

Seyed Abouzar Najafi Shoshtari wrote:
> Dear beowulf experts,
> 
> we are planning to build a beowulf cluster
> with 8 nodes (8xCPUs, Intel 6600 Quadcore 8MB, 8GB RAM )and 
> a Dell-Server as the master node (2xCPU Xeon Quad Core 1.6GHz, 4TB Hard, 18GB
> RAM).
> 
> Which linux distribution would be ideal for our case?
> 
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> 
> Abouzar
> 

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