Fwd: [Beowulf] What is best OS for GRID or clusters?

Jeremy Baker jellogum at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 12:55:08 EDT 2009


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From: Jeremy Baker <jellogum at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] What is best OS for GRID or clusters?
To: Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca>


Sun Solaris Express Developer Edition, w/ Sun Studio compilers, Netbeans ...
is a 4G DVD I obtained in the pulp Linux User & Developer (mag issue 76).

For legacy hardware, it would work.

Time is finite for me, I must pick a system, and presently I have plans to
focus on GCC and BSD Linux, that is until a reasonable argument is made to
switch, if there is a reason.

Baker


On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

>  Any significant reason to use SOLARIS over a Linux distro for development
>> of
>> software?
>>
>
> in the absence of any other info, it would be absurd to choose solaris.
> solaris is merely yet another proprietary version of unix, used by a
> vanishingly small fraction of people.  generally only those with a fetish
> for "commercial support".  experienced users know that "support" is always
> far short of the PhB dream of a warm cocoon of "everything just
> works or someone else fixes it instantly".
>
>  Does the same C/C++ file compile well on both systems? If there are
>>
>
> it depends on the code.  any code can be non-portable, but any portable
> code will (by definition) compile and run on either OS.
>
>  differences where can I find suggested reading material on the topic?
>>
>
> well, the beowulf list isn't a good place to start.  linux is the defacto
> standard unix; solaris is merely something you can get from sun.  there are
> some bits of software which sun still provides only on solaris - the only
> possible rational reason to use solaris is to get those (ZFS is really the
> only one considered significant.)
>



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Jeremy Baker
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-- 
Jeremy Baker
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337 College Hill
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