I agree with Jacob. You're asking a very broad question and you need to narrow it down by determining your requirements. What distributions have your worked with already?<br><br>I've had experience with several solutions but I got down with FAI and Debian.
<br><br>BTW it's good to see another fellow countryman here!<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/8/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Jakob Oestergaard</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 05:21:08PM +0430, Seyed Abouzar Najafi Shoshtari wrote:
<br>> Dear beowulf experts,<br>><br>> we are planning to build a beowulf cluster<br>> with 8 nodes (8xCPUs, Intel 6600 Quadcore 8MB, 8GB RAM )and<br>> a Dell-Server as the master node (2xCPU Xeon Quad Core
1.6GHz, 4TB Hard, 18GB<br>> RAM).<br>><br>> Which linux distribution would be ideal for our case?<br><br>Which is best - a cup of tea or a fighter jet?<br><br>I guess it depends on what you need most.<br><br>All reasonably modern distributions will support the hardware just fine.
<br><br>What you need to find out, is;<br>1) What software will you run, and which distributions support the software (or,<br> which distributions are supported by the software)<br>2) How can you get support - various vendors or non-vedors give you different
<br> options depending on your needs<br>3) How do you get security updates in a timely fashion? Is this an issue at all?<br>4) What about non-security upgrades? Do you need a very stable platform, or would<br> you prefer something that upgrades libraries and tools more frequently?
<br><br>In other words; find out what you need - then pick what you need.<br><br>--<br><br> / jakob<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>Beowulf mailing list, <a href="mailto:Beowulf@beowulf.org">Beowulf@beowulf.org
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