[Beowulf] Linux on Alpha?

SC Huang schuang21 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 13 19:28:12 EST 2004

I maintain an "older" 16-node (16 processors) cluster of Alpha EV6
(500MHz). It runs RH 7.2. It is heavily used -- we run long-time job on
it and it is pretty stable. The interconnecting network is 100Mbps

-- SC Huang

> On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 02:58:27PM -0600, Erik Paulson wrote:
> > If people are still using Linux on Alpha for HPC, what distros are
> you
> > using?
> I maintain a *very* small cluster (4 nodes, 6 CPUs) of 666MHz Alphas.
>  They are in
> fairly heavy use still since for 2 reasons:  1)  They (still!)
> perform
> reasonably well (comparable to 1.6Ghz P4s) for the code they run, and
> 2) lack
> of other computational resources for that group, so they run wherever
> they can.
> Sadly, they still run RH7.2 (the last version released for Alphas). 
> Were I to
> set them up now, I'd look at Debian or Gentoo as a distribution.
> -- 
> Jesse Becker
> GPG-fingerprint: BD00 7AA4 4483 AFCC 82D0  2720 0083 0931 9A2B 06A2
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