[Beowulf] Gentoo in the HPC environment

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 26 10:49:57 PDT 2014

Re. Putting bleeding edge packages on production systems I was once told to
put a new versiion of bash on an SGI Ultraviolet, running SLES.

Next time the system wouldn't boot.
Thank Seymour I had the systems admin skills to boot single user and force
a downgrade of the RPM.

The lesson- what SEEMS like an innocent change can have far reaching
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