[Beowulf] Repeated Dell SC1435 crash / hang. How to get the vendor to resolve the issue when 20% of the servers fail in first year?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Apr 6 13:04:08 EDT 2009


Rahul Nabar wrote:

> that the vendors engage in so much arm-twisting. Is there any
> scientific evidence that the core kernels of Debian or Fedora or CenOS
> (that *is* essentially RHEL isn't it?) are any less reliable then
> RHEL? What is / are the distros of choice on the Beowulf community?

Fedora, yes ... well, more experiential/anecdotal.  The others are 
generally ok, though we have had stability problems with RHEL/Centos 
kernels under heavy load with "new" hardware.


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