[Beowulf] Re: ECC support on motherboards?
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue May 20 21:50:13 EDT 2008
Robert G. Brown wrote:
> Very interesting article, but 1 GB is still a bit tight. The really
> interesting times coming are in one year, when the motherboards comes
> with linux in 2 or even 4 GB flash. In one GB you can load a
... and until then we use CF->SATA converters and boot from 4 GB flash
cards. We have built working 4GB flash images of Ubuntu, Suse,
Openfiler, and one of the RHELs.
Mind you, creating such a thing is a non-trivial exercise, especially
for RHEL and RHEL like systems.
This said, this is one of the ways we deliver OSes for JackRabbit.
> bootstrapper, and/or a fairly sparsely equipped version of linux. GUI
> sure, but still far from a kitchen sink installation that won't need
> enhancing with more packages to be individually useable and "happy". In
> 4 GB you can load a fully functional GUI version of linux complete with
> e.g. Open Office, X, and lots of bells and whistles, and if you install
You can do lots of things in 4GB.
> I have some direct experience with embedded Windows, and it is crap. It
> is partly DELIBERATE crap, as MS is in competition with itself and
Windows mobile ... I agree, it is not something good.
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