[Beowulf] centos5 as cluster os
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Fri Feb 15 07:38:15 PST 2008
> But if you have users who always want to use the latest and greatest tools
> (gcc, gsl, etc), then you may want to lean towards Fedora.
or compile them yourself. if you really care about them,
you probably want to anyway. significant updates don't happen _that_
frequently, though this is obviously less viable for a one-man-cluster
than a center with several admins.
I think fedora could be made to work OK in a cluster, despite its update
rate. it would do so easier on a cluster which had lots of short jobs.
(our clusters frequently have multi-week jobs, so we tend to update system
stuff less frequently, and centos/rh and derived systems like xc work well.)
I think centos+site-updates is a good model. if nothing else, users may not
want updates/disruptions as fast as fedora's comes.
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