[Beowulf] cluster building advice?
samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Sep 25 20:30:22 PDT 2012
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On 17/09/12 07:52, Jeffrey Rossiter wrote:
> I am getting started on a cluster building project at my
> university. We just replaced all of our lab machines so I am going
> to be using the old machines to rebuild our cluster.
I'd suggest that you also want a way to manage the cluster as an
entity, we use xCAT for this and it's open source:
It's got a very active mailing list and active development.
> The intention is for the system to be used for scientific
> computation. I am trying to decide on a linux distribution to use.
> Does it matter all that much?
If you're going to be using commercial codes then you probably want
something that's Red Hat or a rebuild (CentOS or Scientific Linux).
Christopher Samuel Senior Systems Administrator
VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
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