[Beowulf] [External] RIP CentOS 8

John Hearns hearnsj at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 08:16:28 UTC 2020

Jorg, a big seismic processing company I worked with did indeed use Debian.
The answer though is that industrial customers use commercial software
packages which are licensed and they want support from the software vendors.
If you check the OSes which are supported then you find Redhat  and SuSE.
There is increasing support with Ubuntu in the AI space of course.

I had one customer recently who have one principal engineering design
package they need.
This means a Redhat 7 cluster - the software vendor I am sure is developing
for Redhat 8 but is not ready yet to certify it.

On Tue, 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://www.linkedin.com/posts/gmkurtzer_centos-project-shifts-focus-to-cent
> > os-stream-activity-6742165208107761664-Ng4C
> >
> > All the best,
> > Chris
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