[Beowulf] What is best OS for GRID or clusters?

Brian Smith brs at usf.edu
Tue Sep 29 19:00:26 PDT 2009


Not to my knowledge.  Linux has systemtap instead: http://sourceware.org/systemtap/

Also, see here for a comparison: http://sourceware.org/systemtap/wiki/SystemtapDtraceComparison

-Brian


On Sep 29, 2009, at 8:56 PM, Jeremy Baker wrote:

> Re: dtrace, used for dynamic tracing of Solaris real time kernel and  
> software behavior, as Wikipedia states it has been ported to other  
> unix-like systems, I wonder if would one of these systems be a Linux  
> kernel? Dtrace looks very useful. I'll look for it and will check my  
> local library for the suggested reading material.
>
> Jeremy
>
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Joachim Worringen <worringen at googlemail.com 
> > wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Jeremy Baker <jellogum at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> Any significant reason to use SOLARIS over a Linux distro for  
> development of software?
>
> Yes, dtrace, documentation, interface stability, quality of  
> community and many things more. I've worked on both platforms a lot,  
> and dtrace alone can save you days when debugging and analysing  
> software, no matter if kernel or userspace.
>
> Does the same C/C++ file compile well on both systems? If there are  
> differences where can I find suggested reading material on the topic?
>
> Which topic exactly? "Software development" is pretty wide a topic.  
> But just to give you something: I recently bought "The Developer's  
> Edge" and enjoyed it very much (see http://my.safaribooksonline.com/0595352510 
> ).
>
>  Joachim
>
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