[Beowulf] SGI to offer Windows on clusters

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Apr 16 14:42:57 EDT 2007

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Reuti wrote:

>> Now if we could just get e.g. the SGE folks and PVM folks to drive a
>> stake once and for all through aimk and convert their entire packages to
>> build clean for linux via Gnu autoconf/automake etc (for better or worse
>> -- the GBT are not at all perfect and in many ways suck)...
> Hi,
> or cmake - does anyone use it here - opinions?
> http://www.cmake.org/

I've looked at it and talked about it with other developers.  It is one
of a few alternatives to the GBT.  The problem is that the GBT are by
this point nearly universal and are encouraged to the point of being
"requirements" in the package build notes for most of the distros.  So
like them or not (and I'm not terribly fond of them, truth be told) they
are close to the only game in town at least until a distro overtly
supports a credible alternative in its standard packaging requirements.


> -- Reuti

Robert G. Brown	                       http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
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