[Beowulf] [External] RIP CentOS 8 [EXT]

Joe Landman joe.landman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 21:57:34 UTC 2020

I've built clusters with many of these: Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, 
SUSE, etc.  I got the least pain using Debian, while SUSE was the 
hardest, though RHEL was right behind it.

On 12/8/20 4:55 PM, Tim Cutts wrote:
> 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”
> Tim
>> 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
>> Jörg
>> 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):
>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.linkedin.com_posts_gmkurtzer-5Fcentos-2Dproject-2Dshifts-2Dfocus-2Dto-2Dcent&d=DwIGaQ&c=D7ByGjS34AllFgecYw0iC6Zq7qlm8uclZFI0SqQnqBo&r=gSesY1AbeTURZwExR_OGFZlp9YUzrLWyYpGmwAw4Q50&m=jLfA-668qdAa9HzPD-HBTocn7f-NX1ASGLHzPe9-pDs&s=WBEGOmHjR0oZG9TYnByQgXZhZUgAgNYGw6ENauHRt34&e=
>>> os-stream-activity-6742165208107761664-Ng4C
>>> All the best,
>>> Chris
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