[Beowulf] Anybody using Redhat HPC Solution in their Beowulf

Steve Crusan scrusan at ur.rochester.edu
Fri Oct 22 03:01:08 EDT 2010


I've tried it, and honestly, I wasn't impressed. The solution isn't *bad*,
but I think if you want more flexibility; go with a combination of xcat +
torque + maui. 

I guess it is a matter of preference. I haven't been doing this work more
than a few years, so a senior contributor might have better guidance, but
using those tools, building an HPC Cluster isn't like building the pyramids
of Egypt. 

It really all depends on what the governing bodies of your organization
want...

PS: I looked for docs on that same RH cluster solution also, and had very
little luck finding any.


On 10/22/10 1:18 AM, "Richard Chang" <rchang.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello List,
> My University is going for a new HPC System. I was using Rocks + CentOS until
> now but someone suggested to use Redhat HPC Solution with the new system.
> 
> I am not able to find good documentation to setup and use Redhat HPC. It
> seems, Redhat uses Platform Computing's Platform Cluster Manager re-branded
> with their(Redhat's) logo, though I may be wrong.  For that matter, does
> anyone use Platform Cluster Manager also?.
> 
> Thanks,
> Richard. 
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University of Rochester
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