Need Rocks cluster feedback

Jess Cannata jac67 at
Wed Sep 17 09:21:50 EDT 2003

We've been using Oscar on all of our clusters for a year now and have 
been satisfied with it. Our only complaint was Oscar's lack of support 
for RedHat 8.0/9.0, and that has since been remedied with Oscar 2.3. It 
is easy to install, and it has a good set of management tools.

Georgetown University

amazonia wrote:

>We will be soon implementing a new 32 node gigabit cluster based on x86 arch.
>The bosses are looking at rockscluster or RH9+scripts or RH7.x+oscar. (My favourite is FAI, I will be probably part time admining the cluster)
>I would like to know the experience of listmembers and pros/cons of Rocks Cluster distr v3.0 for x86.
>I heard that rocks people advocate a quick reinstall of faulty node without any analysis. Is it true? I wouldn't prefer that.
>What is the best cluster mgmt tool? (Oscar etc). Which is the most popular?
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