[Beowulf] Security issues

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Oct 24 04:17:25 PDT 2008

On 24 Oct 2008, at 11:16 am, Jon Aquilina wrote:

>>> my response
> Im not goign to turn this into a distro war everyone is entitled to  
> their
> opinions and preferences. that is not the problem packaing or  
> repackaing
> everything.
> are there any debian based distros out there?

You don't really need to make a new derived distro - newer releases of  
Ubuntu and/or Debian, in particular, have a lot of cluster-related  
gubbins which you can install; here's a sample:



Running commands everywhere:


Cluster filesystems:

lustre 1.6 client

Configuration management:


Hands-free provisioning:

FAI (Fully Automated Install)

Those are just the bits and pieces which I either use now or am  
looking at.  I've also noted quite a few bits of HEP community stuff  
in there; cernlib, for example, and a very large number of  
bioinformatics codes (which is why I'm using Ubuntu as a platform for  
providing Bioinformatics training workshops worldwide for the Wellcome  
Trust; I just create a re-mixed Xubuntu LiveCD with the bioinformatics  
packages on it required for the particular course, and the students  
can take the CD home with them afterwards and carry on working on  
their own machine).  We're using this LiveCD for the first time in  
Bangkok in two weeks' time.



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