[Beowulf] Ubuntu MAAS

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 11:43:59 EDT 2012


This is just an FYI

I know a developer and he said this is still something new canonical are 
working on to replace orchestra in regards to provisioning, I dont think 
its going ot be ready for prime time at least until the next LTS. I 
woudl like to do some testing come summer about this as this is a 
feature that interests me greatly.

On 4/17/12 5:26 PM, Hearns, John wrote:
>
> I read a ZDnet article on Ubuntu LTS pitching to be your cloud and 
> data centre distribution on choice.
>
> It mentions Ubunti Metal-As-A-Service
>
> http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1103
>
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/MAAS/
>
> I guess this is what clustering types have been doing for a long time 
> with various cluster deployment and management suites.
>
> Also note Mark Shuttleworths comment about the cost of the OS per node :
>
> "As we enter an era in which ATOM is as important in the data centre 
> as XEON, an operating system like Ubuntu makes even more sense"
>
> I guess this chimes with the initial Beowulfery spirit -- when you 
> have low-cost nodes, why use an OS (whether it is Windows, Solaris etc)
>
> Which is a significant fraction of the nodes cost.
>
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