How bleeding edge are people with kernels (Was Re: [Beowulf] impressions of Super Micro IPMI management cards?)

Chris Samuel csamuel at
Sat Nov 17 13:02:13 EST 2007

On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, stephen mulcahy wrote:

> This prompted me to wonder how close to the bleeding edge people in
> clusterland are living with regard to Linux kernel versions?

I should just point out that on our 4 year old Intel P4 cluster we run 
CentOS5 with the kernels out of the CentOS Plus repository (to get 
decent filesystem support) and on our SLES9 Power5 cluster we run the 
packaged kernel (as upgrading to a current version is far too much of 
a leap).

Also on our NFS servers we run Debian Etch with the packaged kernel 
(which works very well for us).

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
 P.O. Box 201, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia
VPAC is a not-for-profit Registered Research Agency
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