[Beowulf] centos5 as cluster os
jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Feb 15 09:09:26 EST 2008
On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 at 2:48pm, Jon Aquilina wrote
> whats everyones take on centos as a cluster os.
It depends on your needs. If you use a lot of commercial software, CentOS
can be great as commercial software tends to like RHEL more than Fedora.
If you're using in-house code and don't always need the latest and
greatest libraries, it's also a fine choice. And if you're low on admin
time and/or have an odd infrastructure that makes cluster OS upgrades
tough, then CentOS' long support lifetime is quite nice to have.
But if you have users who always want to use the latest and greatest tools
(gcc, gsl, etc), then you may want to lean towards Fedora.
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