[Beowulf] [External] RIP CentOS 8 [EXT]
tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Dec 8 21:55:08 UTC 2020
We did use Debian at Sanger for several years. The main reason for switching away from it (I’m talking about 2008 here) was a desire to have a common OS across desktops and servers. Debian’s extremely purist stance on open source device drivers made it a pain on desktops and laptops, because it just didn’t work with most of the latest hardware as a result. So we used Ubuntu instead, which allowed closed source drivers.
I thought of Ubuntu, at the time, as “Debian with added pragmatism”
> On 8 Dec 2020, at 21:50, Jörg Saßmannshausen <sassy-work at sassy.formativ.net> wrote:
> Dear all,
> what I never understood is: why are people not using Debian?
> I done some cluster installation (up to 100 or so nodes) with Debian, more or
> less out of the box, and I did not have any issue with it. I admit, I might
> have missed out something I don't know about, the famous unkown-unkowns, but
> by enlarge the clusters were running rock solid with no unusual problem.
> I did not use Lustre or GPFS etc. on it, I only played around a bit with BeeFS
> and some GlusterFS in a small scale.
> Just wondering, as people mentioned Ubuntu.
> All the best from a dark London
> Am Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2020, 21:12:02 GMT schrieb Christopher Samuel:
>> On 12/8/20 1:06 pm, Prentice Bisbal via Beowulf wrote:
>>> I wouldn't be surprised if this causes Scientific Linux to come back
>>> into existence.
>> It sounds like Greg K is already talking about CentOS-NG (via the ACM
>> SIGHPC syspro Slack):
>> All the best,
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