[Beowulf] best linux distribution
behnia at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 06:46:20 PDT 2007
I agree with Jacob. You're asking a very broad question and you need to
narrow it down by determining your requirements. What distributions have
your worked with already?
I've had experience with several solutions but I got down with FAI and
BTW it's good to see another fellow countryman here!
On 10/8/07, Jakob Oestergaard <jakob at unthought.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 05:21:08PM +0430, Seyed Abouzar Najafi Shoshtari
> > Dear beowulf experts,
> > we are planning to build a beowulf cluster
> > with 8 nodes (8xCPUs, Intel 6600 Quadcore 8MB, 8GB RAM )and
> > a Dell-Server as the master node (2xCPU Xeon Quad Core 1.6GHz, 4TB Hard,
> > RAM).
> > Which linux distribution would be ideal for our case?
> Which is best - a cup of tea or a fighter jet?
> I guess it depends on what you need most.
> All reasonably modern distributions will support the hardware just fine.
> What you need to find out, is;
> 1) What software will you run, and which distributions support the
> software (or,
> which distributions are supported by the software)
> 2) How can you get support - various vendors or non-vedors give you
> options depending on your needs
> 3) How do you get security updates in a timely fashion? Is this an issue
> at all?
> 4) What about non-security upgrades? Do you need a very stable platform,
> or would
> you prefer something that upgrades libraries and tools more frequently?
> In other words; find out what you need - then pick what you need.
> / jakob
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