[Beowulf] Virtualization in head node ?

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Sep 17 22:18:06 EDT 2009


Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> 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...

I'm not sure I'd TRY to keep it running on Fedora.  Too bleeding edge 
for my clusters!
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