[Beowulf] centos5 as cluster os

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Feb 15 06:09:26 PST 2008

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 at 2:48pm, Jon Aquilina wrote

> whats everyones take on centos as a cluster os.

It depends on your needs.  If you use a lot of commercial software, CentOS 
can be great as commercial software tends to like RHEL more than Fedora. 
If you're using in-house code and don't always need the latest and 
greatest libraries, it's also a fine choice.  And if you're low on admin 
time and/or have an odd infrastructure that makes cluster OS upgrades 
tough, then CentOS' long support lifetime is quite nice to have.

But if you have users who always want to use the latest and greatest tools 
(gcc, gsl, etc), then you may want to lean towards Fedora.

Joshua Baker-LePain
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin

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