[Beowulf] Forwarded from a long time reader having trouble posting

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Dec 1 10:02:43 PST 2009

My apologies if this is bad form, I know Toon from his past 
participation on this list, and he asked me to forward.

-------- Original Message --------

Dear all,

I've been working on hpux-itanium for the last 2 years (and even
unsubscribed to beowulf-ml during most of that time, my bad) but soon
will turn back to a beowulf cluster (HP DL380G6's with Xeon X5570,
amcc/3ware 9690SA-8i with 4 x 600GB Cheetah 15krpm). Now I have a few
questions on the config.

1) our company is standardised on RHEL 5.1. Would sticking with rhel 5.1
instead of going to the latest make a difference.
2) What are the advantages of the hpc version of rhel. I browsed the doc
but unless having to compile mpi myself I do not see a difference or did
I miss soth.
3) which filesystem is advisable knowing that we're calculating on large
berkeley db databases

thanks in advance,


Toon Knapen toon.knapen at gmail.com


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