[Beowulf] Most stable kernel for mpich2 cluster?
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Sun Oct 22 05:31:06 PDT 2006
Although we roll our own, I would recommend you run a standard kernel unless there is a compelling reason not to. Doing your own kernel takes time and a lot of testing.
----- Original Message ----
From: Peter Kjellstrom <cap at nsc.liu.se>
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 4:41:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Most stable kernel for mpich2 cluster?
On Friday 20 October 2006 16:55, Panagiotis Christopoulos wrote:
> I build a cluster for Technological Institute of Athens, here, in Greece,
> with linux of course. My hardware is sixteen HP DL380 with 3.00GHz Xeon(do
> not laugh, I know that my cluster is too small for those, some of you,
> design and maintain). I want to install the pure vanilla-sources but I have
> problem to decide the best version. 184.108.40.206 is out but I think that it' s
> not a good idea to install the latest kernel, so, I would like to tell me
> your opinion.
> What would you do?
I would use the kernel already shipped by your linux distribution of choice.
This would have several advantages including getting security updates without
having to keep track of the details yourself.
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