[Beowulf] Linux on Alpha?

Jesse Becker jbecker at northwestern.edu
Mon Nov 22 12:00:02 PST 2004


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
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