[Beowulf] Compute Node OS on Local Disk vs. Ram Disk

stephen mulcahy smulcahy at aplpi.com
Thu Oct 2 05:56:41 PDT 2008

John Hearns wrote:
> Hmmmm.... can I forsee Puppy Linux HPC Edition ????
> http://www.puppylinux.org/
> Being half serious here, is it worth trying to get one of these 
> slimmed-down distros to the state where it will run an HPC job?
> Oh, and in addition to a barebones install for our contemplative 
> cluster, they have a onebones install which cuts out the GUI (cue more 
> dog puns).

Is there that much of a difference between Puppy and a minimal Debian 
where you install only the "standard server" task (I understand Puppy is 
a Debian derivative, apologies if this is incorrect)?

Or am I swinging my Debian swiss-army chainsaw indiscriminately here?


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