[Beowulf] SuSE 9.3
laurence at scalablesystems.com
Tue Jul 12 07:12:29 PDT 2005
Red Hat HPC pricing is US$79 per 2-way server and US$158 per 4-way
server compute nodes. You buy in qty of 8.
This is reasonable for organisation requiring the assurance of a
certified platform, and support ... not sure how much HPC support Red
Hat can provide though.. :-)
Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> Fedora core 2 i already tried and when installed at my dual, it was wasting
> cpu time for nothing. The worst distribution ever. Not worth downloading if
> your intentions are more than 'just run linux'. If you need to run
> applications that will eat system time, Fedora Core is the worst choice.
> In general Suse and Redhat are deteriorating, only their commercial product
> lines might be doing fine, which are what is it, $1500 a piece or so in
> case of Redhat?
> Suse 9.3 was a waste of money. It doesn't even install correct. Either you
> get 'kernel panic', or some file system stuff is going wrong.
> Amazingly Suse 9.0 at the same machine worked fine (but of course 2.4.x is
> wrong kernel for a quad opteron so i must upgrade that).
> Anyone tried opensolaris.org actually and download their compiler at
> Or is this all a big commercial show from Sun?
> At 05:40 PM 7/11/2005 -0400, Michael Joyner wrote:
>>After discussing it with the physics professor, we have decided to try
>>Fedora 2 + OSCAR.
>>Wish me luck! :)
>>John Hearns wrote:
>>>On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 11:32 -0400, Michael Joyner wrote:
>>>>Brian R Smith wrote:
>>>>>SuSE does come with a few helpful packages like mpich/lam and queuing
>>>>>software like OpenPBS, but in my experience, you are always better off
>>>>>following a more generic model: build it yourself.
>>>>We were initially looking at SuSE because that is what we have
>>>>everywhere else. :)
>>>Well, use SuSE on your cluster then, if that is the distro which you are
>>>most used to.
>>>Personally, I would shy away from Fedora, much though I have a liking
>>>for Redhat hand have used it for years.
>>>I agree with the advice though to build your own packages rather than
>>>relying on the RPMs.
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