[Bioclusters] Debian cluster

Nox bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 00:52:37 -0400

We have begun to investigate FAI and Debian for our clustering 

I have always been partial to Debian, its my OS of choice,
has been for yrs.

So when I discovered the clustering tools, I was excited.
(FAI, Fully Automated Install)

Does anyone have experience with this?
Pitfalls, things to watch for,
success stories etc.

from my perspective:

Debian offers ease of use
Updates are a snap (apt-get) --Including security
Ability to be a very minimalist system
Quick access to Biotech tools (bioperl as an example)

We currently use debian as our Halted Firewall as well.

Thanks in advance

GenMicro Systems