[Bioclusters] FW: cluster newbie

Bernard Li bli at bcgsc.ca
Wed Jan 5 14:51:47 EST 2005

Hi Nick:

There are many different toolkits that simplifies the building of a
cluster for you.  Some are generic (OSCAR, ROCKS) and some are more
specific (BioBrew has a lot of Bioinformatics tool pre-packaged).  It
really depends on what you want.

BioBrew has its own cd distribution because like ROCKS, they compile Red
Hat Enterprise Linux from source, so it is self-contained.

OSCAR, on the other hand, installs on top of an existing Linux
distribution, so if you are particular about what Linux you like, then
you can give OSCAR a try.

What sort of kernel re-compile issues are you encountering with Fedora
Core 2?  We are actually also working on support for Fedora Core 3 as we
speak, so perhaps the issue you are talking about can be resolved.

Disclaimer: I am a core developer of OSCAR :)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioclusters-bounces at bioinformatics.org 
> [mailto:bioclusters-bounces at bioinformatics.org] On Behalf Of 
> Nick D'Angelo
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 11:35
> To: 'bioclusters at bioinformatics.org'
> Subject: [Bioclusters] FW: cluster newbie
> All,
> I am sure this has been asked many times before, but what is 
> the preferred method or perhaps 'best' method of clustering a 
> few 3-5 RedHat or other Linux flavours to best suit our 
> Bioinfo R and D group?
> I have come across biobrew with their own cd distribution 
> install and also this group.
> I was going to originally look at Fedora core 2, but that 
> appeared to be painful due to the kernel re-compile and to be 
> honest, the documentation appeared to be quite poor, at least 
> what I found.
>  Any suggestions?
>  Thanks,
>  Nickd
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