[Beowulf] best linux distribution

Mike Davis jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Mon Oct 8 11:07:07 EDT 2007


My experience is similar to Bill's. We've been using CentOs 3,4 for the 
past few years on our larger clusters. It is a good choice for 
stability, good performance, and since it is RH for SW compatability.


Mike Davis


Bill Rankin wrote:
> Yes, we use it with good effect on our 500+ node cluster at Duke.  
> It's currently running Centos-4.  I think that the only issue is that 
> some of our developers require newer releases of a couple packages, 
> but it's easy enough to maintain a local yum repository with those 
> packages.
>
> It's been a good stable platform for us.
>
> -bill
>
>
> On Oct 8, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Barnet Wagman wrote:
>
>> Does any one use Centos on Beowulf nodes?  Of course Centos is really 
>> just Redhat, but many people prefer it for use on servers.
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