[Beowulf] HPC workflows

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 07:09:19 PST 2018

On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:43:05 +0100, you wrote:

>My own thoughts on HPC for a tightly coupled, on premise setup is that we
>need a lightweight OS on the nodes, which does the bare minimum. No general
>purpose utilities, no GUIS, nothing but network and storage. And container

One of the latest attempts at this is Fedora CoreOS, the merger of
Fedora Atomic and CoreOS (which Red Hat bought).


>The cluster will have the normal login nodes of course but will present
>itself as a 'black box' to run containers.
>But - given my herd analogy above - will we see that? Or will we see
>private Openstack setups?

Maybe, Red Hat appears to be moving in that direction as well with a
Red Hat CoreOS offering with OpenShift though how it all ends up is
yet to be seen I suspect.

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