Cluster....which distro is best for the Nodes?
Hi, well I am a first time poster here though I have been an avid reader for the past month (just started using linux approximatly a month and a half ago). So far this webpage has been a major help to me in learning how linux works, I just have one little question......
I am currently incharge of fixing up a linux cluster in the physics lab I work in and I am kinda confused about what distro of linux I should install on the clusters??
Currently the program we are using uses a MPI system to inferface with the cluster. From what I read its a good idea that all fo the nodes and the master have the same kernel version, but besides that I dont know which distro to go with for all of the nodes.
I would like to upgrade the software on the Master node to Slackware 9.1 (what I use on my home computer) or RedHat 9.0, so I can get rid of the god awful half modified RedHat 7.3 Distro which is on it now.
On a side note what is the difference between Fedora and RedHat's newer Workstation and Server versions? Is it just that its not Live and its not supported? or is it a totally different product all together?
Currently the Cluster has half of its nodes upgraded to a newer Kernel (which is not even the latest) and the other half of them have the 126.96.36.199 Linux Kernel installed.
Also I was wondering about any good software for management of a cluster.....after searching around on the forums I found a link to system imager which sounds rather promising....but would love to hear more suggestions.