[Beowulf] best linux distribution

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Mon Oct 8 10:27:55 PDT 2007

It's almost identical to CentOS, and the idea is to knock off the 
nameplate to allow non-proprietary distribution of the stable RHEL stuff.


Mark Hahn wrote:
>>> Does any one use Centos on Beowulf nodes?  Of course Centos is really 
>>> just Redhat, but many people prefer it for use on servers.
>> We have several sites using Scientific Linux, which is along the same 
>> lines as CentOS.
> I was surprised how very much like centos - I had the impression
> SL was more of a stable-means-versions-from-5-years-ago distro,
> but it appears to be mostly a repackaging of RHEL, and reasonably
> up-to-date.  from a quick glance at the SL-5.0 readme, the number
> of customizations is quite small, so I do wonder what the point is.
> (_not_ meant as a criticism!).
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