[Beowulf] first cluster
douglas.guptill at dal.ca
Fri Jul 9 13:57:26 PDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 02:19:53PM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:
>> Debian (lenny)
> why? centos is generally considered the safest choice,
> unless you're religiously committed to debian.
Almost religiously. I have found it a very stable platform for
everything up to clusters. If Debian fails to do the job, CentoOS is
my backup plan.
>> + fai - for compute-node operating system install
> do you explicitly want a diskful install? I think there's pretty wide
> consensus that nfs root (or at least net-loaded ram image) clusters are
Thank you for that opinion, which is new to me.
I believe fai can do a variety of install-types, including diskful,
and nfs root. But then, I am still in the planning stage, and have no
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