[Beowulf] Have machine, will compute: ESXi or bare metal?
benson_muite at emailplus.org
Mon Feb 10 14:25:24 PST 2020
On Tue, Feb 11, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Skylar Thompson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 09, 2020 at 10:46:05PM -0800, Chris Samuel wrote:
> > On 9/2/20 10:36 pm, Benson Muite wrote:
> > > Take a look at the bootable cluster CD here:
> > > http://www.littlefe.net/
> > From what I can see BCCD hasn't been updated for just over 5 years, and the
> > last email on their developer list was Feb 2018, so it's likely a little out
> > of date now.
> > http://bccd.net/downloads
> > http://bccd.net/pipermail/bccd-developers/
> > On the other hand their TRAC does list some ticket updates a few months ago,
> > so perhaps there are things going on but Skylar needs more hands?
> > https://cluster.earlham.edu/trac/bccd-ng/report/1?sort=created&asc=0&page=1
> Wow, I had no idea people on the Beowulf list were still thinking of BCCD.
> I've been working on a major BCCD update for a while now (modern Debian,
> better node auto-detection) but a combination of life interference and a
> shift in focus for the project to curriculum development has slowed me
> At the end of the day, BCCD has three has three main goals:
> 1. Non-destructive in its default mode
> 2. Simple ("just press enter")
> 3. Ready with pedagogically-useful ("validated, verified, and accredited")
> curriculum modules
> One thing I'm hoping can come out of this major update is to decouple the BCCD
> from the underlying distribution, since that's been a barrier for some
> people in using BCCD. That's just an aspiration right now, but we'll see
> where it goes.
Can you give more details on how you expect to decouple it?
> I'll get off my soapbox and get back to work. :)
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