Sun HPC Software, Linux Edition 1.1

The announcement went out today on our mailing lists (are you on the mailing list yet? no? you should click here and sign up) of the 1.1 release of the Sun HPC Software stack.

First, you might be asking, "What happened to 1.0?". Well, that was released and got some really good feedback, it just seems that the one who writes these blog entries never quite got around to actually writing one for 1.0. Please ridicule him as much as possible, since he really deserves it. But, all of this is in the past now; on to 1.1.

As some might know, 1.0 was based on CentOS 5.1. The 1.1 release brings us up to a CentOS 5.2 base, but also includes the option to deploy on a RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2 OS as well. We had heard a few requests for this inclusion, and here we go. Gone also is the "build-an-iso" option seen from 1.0 (if you don't know what that is, it's ok, we've all moved on). We now provide a new installation option based on Kickstart that allows a system administrator to perform a semi- or fully-automated installation of an RPM-based Linux system.

Other important updates in this version include OFED 1.3.1 as well as Lustre 1.6.6. We've also included cobbler to aid in the creation of diskfull clusters as well as diskless clusters.

So, please visit the Sun HPC Software, Linux Edition product page to read more about the release, and start using it.

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