[Bioclusters] Confusion on Rocks

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Apr 25 10:01:53 EDT 2006

Hi Jeremy:

   You might want to re-target this post to the Rocks discussion list.

   You can download the "super-rolls" which incorporate everything onto 
a single DVD.  Most of our installs are fine with that.

   If you want more control over this, you can download individual 
rolls.  Take a look at which rolls are in the DVDs and pull those down. 
  If you want, we have a nice roll for serial console support, along 
with our ctop tool, pdsh, and a few other useful bits.  You can find it 


Jeremy Mann wrote:
> We are getting ready to upgrade our nodes to Rocks 4.1 from SuSE 9.1.
> However, I'm a little confused on which rolls I need to download. I
> downloaded the "compute" image for Opteron64. Do I also need OS Roll 1 and
> OS Roll 2? I noticed the "compute" image has "base", is that in place of
> OS Roll 1? Or is the "compute" image a combination of seperate rolls that
> I install after the OS?
> Thanks for the help!

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