Best cluster OS

Brian Candler B.Candler at
Sun Nov 20 11:21:15 PST 2005

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 11:18:34AM -0700, Nick I wrote:
> Here is the question:
> "I'm bulding a project for a cluster that consists on 64 machines running
> each 2x Dual Core AMD Opteron with 2GB of memory per core (8GB per machine).
> We already have everything else accounted for except for the software. We
> have serious doubts on what would be best for the OS and the cluster
> management software. The OS has to be open source. Please give me some
> advice on what you think you be the best performance solution for it. It
> doesn''t matter if it's not free. "

I'm no expert, but I think that question isn't complete unless they also say
what it is they want to use it for - e.g. a dedicated mailserver cluster; a
multi-user ssh machine; a high-performance computing engine for mathematical
simulation etc.

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