[Beowulf] cluster os

Graeme.Winter at Diamond.ac.uk Graeme.Winter at Diamond.ac.uk
Thu May 19 00:13:47 PDT 2016

We tend to use very conservative operating systems here i.e. RHEL 6/7, since these are *stable* and the drivers / libraries for e.g. IB, GPFS, … are generally well supported

If you go to a source based distribution I would expect vendor support would be lacking, and probably the maintenance (i.e. updates etc) would not scale so well…

That said it depends what you are trying to achieve – here we have facilities to support which tends to generate a naturally conservative mindset!

Cheerio Graeme

From: Beowulf [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Aquilina
Sent: 19 May 2016 05:21
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Subject: [Beowulf] cluster os

Good Morning,

I am just wondering what distribution of choice would one use for their cluster? Would one go for a source based distro like gentoo or a precompiled one like Centos7?

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