[Beowulf] Which distro for the cluster?
ed at eh3.com
Fri Dec 29 06:24:48 PST 2006
On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 02:48:04 -0500 (EST) "Robert G. Brown"
<rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
I wanted to respond earlier to this thread but RGB has already done a
better job of covering the points I hoped to make. :-)
In my experience FC makes a very usable cluster OS.
> Also, plenty of folks on this list have done just fine running
> "frozen" linux distros "as is" for years on cluster nodes. If they
> aren't broke, and live behind a firewall so security fixes aren't
> terribly important, why fix them? I've got a server upstairs (at
> home) that is still running <blush> RH 9. I keep meaning to upgrade
> it, but I never have time to set up and safely solve the
> bootstrapping problem involved, and it works fine (well inside a
> firewall and physically secure).
If it has sufficient security (FW, private network, etc.) and its
running well for your applications then theres *no* reason to blush
here. If it works, it works. There's no shame in making efficient use
of your time. Quite the opposite...
Edward H. Hill III, PhD | ed at eh3.com | http://eh3.com/
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