[Beowulf] Perceus and Warewulf use and support?

Remy Dernat remy.dernat at univ-montp2.fr
Tue Sep 13 00:26:48 PDT 2016


There is a mailing list for WW, which is quite active : warewulf at lbl.gov 
<mailto:warewulf at lbl.gov>


Le 12/09/2016 à 23:03, Jeff Friedman a écrit :
> Thank you Doug, this is just the kind of info I was looking for! It does clear things up nicely. I had looked on the http://warewulf.lbl.gov/trac site and joined the IRC room (#warewulf) but had not seen any activity. But I do see there is very current activity on the Google Groups sites. Long live Warewulf!
> Jeff Friedman
> Sales Engineer
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> On Sep 12, 2016, at 1:52 PM, Douglas Eadline <deadline at eadline.org> wrote:
>> 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
> --
> Doug
>> Thank you,
>> Jeff Friedman
>> Sales Engineer
>> o: 425.420.1291
>> c: 206.819.2824
>> www.siliconmechanics.com
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Rémy Dernat
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