[Beowulf] centos5 as cluster os

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Feb 15 11:07:41 EST 2008


On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 at 9:43am, Robert G. Brown wrote

> The one other issue that can come up is hardware related -- obviously if
> Centos installs on your hardware it installs and you're done.  IF
> however you add new nodes every year, and those nodes have different
> motherboards or network devices or etc, it is possible that you'll hit a
> motherboard that just doesn't work with the older kernel being
> maintained in Centos.

Keep in mind, though, that RH backports new hardware support into that 
"older" kernel.  The 2.6.9 in RHEL/CentOS 4.6 these days supports far more 
hardware than stock 2.6.9, e.g..

-- 
Joshua Baker-LePain
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin
UCSF
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