[Beowulf] General cluster management tools - Re: Southampton engineers a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Sep 17 06:39:49 PDT 2012


On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 02:44:15PM -0700, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 10:43:57PM +0200, Andrew Holway wrote:
> 
> > case in point: We have based a reasonable chunk of our backend
> > infrastructure on openindiana. http://lwn.net/Articles/514046/. What
> > do we do now?
> 
> Choose more carefully next time? Just like you have to do a little due
> diligence before deciding if a commercial vendor is a good bet, you
> should also evaluate open source projects to see if they're a good
> bet.

I'm not sure why OpenIndiana is a bad bet, if you want to make
storage work, and don't want to touch Oracle (I don't).

zfs works and is stable, while btrfs might or might not be
there eventually (right now, it doesn't look as if they will).
 
> Better yet, ask other people whose careers have depended on the
> successful results of their choices what they would do in your
> circumstances.


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