[Beowulf] OS for 64 bit AMD

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Apr 6 09:53:46 PDT 2005

3 years for SL? XFS?  Ok, time to look at that.  Might be worth talking 
with some of the apps vendors on qualification (we would be happy to run 
test suites :) ).


John Hearns wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 13:04 -0500, Joe Landman wrote:
>>Actually Redhat now has HPC pricing per node.  There are other good 
>>reasons to look elsewhere for HPC distributions though, specifically due 
>>to their lack of good high performance/scalable per-node file system. 
>>SuSE at least makes XFS and JFS available, and you can build/install a 
>>system with these.  
> Let me put a plug in for Scientific Linux.
> Releases will have security updates for 3 years
> https://www.scientificlinux.org/about/future
> SL 4 is in beta, and will be released imminently.
> You get XFS by installing an alternate kernel (provided in contrib)
> (We were looking at distribution lifecycle times yesterday in fact, for
> a tender response.
> If I'm not wrong, Redhat say 7 years for RHEL, and SuSE say 5)
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