[Beowulf] A Good Linux Distribution to Start with?

hamid naderan h_naderan at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 9 04:02:18 PDT 2004

I have used Redhat Linux 9.0 for my diskless beowulf.
It is a self contained distro and no additional
softwares are needed to get the cluster working
smoothly, although some may help to manage the cluster


--- "Dragovich, Jeff" <jeffdrag at seattleu.edu> wrote:

> I am at the point in my beowulf cluster construction
> where I need to
> pick the Linux distribution to use. I have a small
> cluster (10 nodes,
> CISCO switch, a single control machine). The cluster
> will support
> parallelizing/benchmarking a finite element program
> using MPI. I am
> currently the only prospective user, and don't need
> sendmail and a bunch
> of that stuff. Just dev tools. 
> Any comments on which Linux flavor to start with?
> I've read some jabs at
> Fedora. Can't find a FAQ (after about 4 hours of
> searching) that really
> discusses the pros and cons of each Linux variant
> related to Beowulf
> clusters. I know religion is a hot topic, but please
> don't flame the
> agnostic. :)
> Jeff
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