[Beowulf] Perceus and Warewulf use and support?

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Mon Sep 12 13:52:51 PDT 2016

> Hello all,
> I am soliciting any type of feedback regarding the current usage of
> Perceus and Warewulf for provisioning and cluster management use. From
> what I have read, Warewulf was sort of split into two parts, Perceus being
> the provisioning part, and Warewulf being the surrounding management part
> (monitoring, etc).

Not quite. Perceus was a rewrite of WW v1, seems to have died on the vine.
WW V2+ is where you want to look. WW does both provisioning
and management (always has).

> The thing is, I have not seen much info on the web that
> is not several years old. I am unsure of how these products are being
> supported and developed, if at all. There was a company called Infiscale
> that used to support Perceus, but now the web site is defunct.

I realize in internet years "several years is old" however,
WW is quite stable, so the documentation is not see in
great changes, WW page has documentation: http://warewulf.lbl.gov/trac
(True Confession: I am supposed to be working on improving the WW docs
progress has been slow, writing too many Hadoop books)

Also, Google "layton warewulf" to get Jeff Layton's excellent
articles on WW.

> Does anyone have any insight as to if these two applications are still
> actively developed and support, and in use?

Forget Perceus, WW is actively used and developed with very good people
behind it. Also, it is part of the open OpenHPC project


> Thank you,
> Jeff Friedman
> Sales Engineer
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