[Beowulf] Virtualization in head node ?
jlb17 at duke.edu
Wed Sep 16 13:12:22 EDT 2009
On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 at 12:01pm, Robert G. Brown wrote
> Unless/until Xen or KVM or something else comes out with a similarly
> powerful and tricked out console and ease of use and (still, overall)
> reliability, VMware will be on my personal laptops for the rest of time.
> It's just too useful a tool to live without, if you are a serious
> computer geek who develops software, webware, does consulting, plays
> games, needs multiple OS's but only want to carry one box and don't want
> to have to reconfigure reboot to get to them.
I was a dyed-in-the-wool vmware user until quite recently, too, but the
pain of keeping it running on "current" distros (read: Fedora) finally
forced me to look elsewhere. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by
VirtualBox if you give it a shot.
Then again, who knows what Oracle will do with it...
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin
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