[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Tue Apr 5 10:36:27 PDT 2005

Robert G. Brown wrote:
> [...]
> Ah, but the PROPER and ORIGINAL meaning of axiom is "unprovable
> assumption" upon which a system of logic and discourse is built.  The
> final half-definition is the only one that is actually correct.

> In fact, I've got a whole essay entitled "Axioms" on my personal
> website.  Seriously.

Hello, Robert.

OK, I bow to your greater wisdom: I have now learned that axioms are:

"...unprovable assumptions whose truth and falsehood cannot be assessed"

What struck me was that both Mark and Joe used the word "axiom" 
appropriately according to at least one dictionary:


I don't think their discussion was pointless: Actually, I found it 
interesting and relevant to my own situation running openMosix on a 
64-node RH-9 based Beowulf cluster. I had a difficult time trying to 
upgrade our cluster from RH-8.0 to FC-2 because the Adaptec Ultra160 
drivers in FC-2 were broken, so I went to RH-9 instead.

I'm now deciding where to go after RH-9 and I'm interested in other 
people's experiences. I've already moved one cluster server to Debian 
Sarge/testing, but I'm also evaluating the recent Progeny Debian 
Developer Edition RC2 which includes a Debian port of Red Hat's 
Anaconda. Have you any experience using Progeny Debian?

I read that Progeny originally set out to build Debian SSI cluster 
software, but had problems and abandoned the project. Is that true?

Best wishes,

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