[Beowulf] Linux on Alpha?
camm at enhanced.com
Tue Nov 23 09:24:00 PST 2004
Jesse Becker <jbecker at northwestern.edu> writes:
> 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.
Just a note, Debian alpha atlas3 has an ev6-optimized package which is
quite good for this platform, and transparently accelerates many
applications as it provides binary compatible shared blas/lapack
> Jesse Becker
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