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Rocks Cluster Distribution

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


Rocks is a complete "cluster on a CD" solution for x86 and x86_64 Red Hat Linux clusters. Building a Rocks cluster does not require any experience in clustering, yet a cluster architect will find a flexible and programmatic way to redesign the entire software stack just below the surface (appropriately hidden from the majority of users). Although Rocks includes the tools expected from any clustering software stack (PBS, Maui, GM support, Ganglia, etc), it is unique in its simplicity of installation.

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Rocks Cluster Summary
Distribution Rocks Cluster Distribution
Home Page http://www.rocksclusters.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.sdsc.edu/mailman/listinfo/npaci-rocks-discussion
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.rocksclusters.org/docs.html
Screenshots  
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.rocksclusters.org/downloads.html
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-03: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0
 • 2017-09-10: Development Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 7.0 Beta
 • 2015-05-12: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.2
 • 2014-04-16: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1
 • 2012-11-30: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1
 • 2012-05-10: Distribution Releases: Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.5, 6.0
 • 2011-08-11: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.4.3
 • 2010-11-11: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.4
 • 2009-06-25: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.2
 • 2008-05-01: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.0
 • 2007-07-06: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 4.3
 • 2006-09-26: Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 4.2.1
 • More Rocks Cluster releases...

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Feature 7.0
manzanita
6.2
sidewinder
5.5
mamba
4.3
marshill
3.3.0
makalu
Release Date 2017-12-02 2015-05-11 2012-05-10 2007-07-06 2004-10-19
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 100-1200 100-3400      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation          
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice -- OO.o --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd Upstart SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual          
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 7.0 6.2 5.5 4.3 3.3.0
Package 7.0
manzanita
6.2
sidewinder
5.5
mamba
4.3
marshill
3.3.0
makalu
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.0.22 1.0.17 1.0.6 --
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.0 2.05b
bind (9.13.2) 9.9.4 9.8.2rc1 9.3.6-P1 9.2.4 9.2.4
chromium (68.0.3440.106) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 1.6.3 1.4.2 1.3.7 1.1.22rc1 1.1.17
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.5 4.1.1-P1 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0pl2
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.9 1.41.12 1.39 1.35 1.32
firefox (61.0.2) 52.2.0 31.6.0 10.0.4 1.5.0.12 --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.4.11 2.3.11 2.2.1 2.1.9 2.1.4
gcc (8.2.0) 4.8.5 4.4.7 4.1.2 3.4.6 3.2.3
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.16 2.6.9 -- 2.0.5 --
glibc (2.28) 2.17 2.12 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2
gnome-shell (3.28.3) 3.22.3 -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.10 2.24.23 2.10.4 2.4.13 2.2.4
httpd (2.4.34) 2.4.6 2.2.15 2.2.3 2.0.52 2.0.46
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.0) 2.0.2 1.0.5 -- 0.11.14 --
kmod (25) 20 -- -- -- --
krita (4.1.1)          
libreoffice (6.1.0) 5.0.6 4.0.4 -- 1.1.5 --
linux (4.18.3) 3.10 2.6.32 2.6.18 2.6.9 2.4.21
Package 7.0
manzanita
6.2
sidewinder
5.5
mamba
4.3
marshill
3.3.0
makalu
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) 5.5.56 -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.1.6) 17.0.1 10.1.2 6.5.1 6.8.2 4.3.0
mysql (8.0.12) -- 5.1.73 5.0.95 4.1.20 3.23.58
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.22.3 2.28.4 2.16.2 2.8.1 --
NVIDIA (396.51) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u151 8u45 1.6.0 -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.4p1 5.3p1 4.3p2 3.9p1 3.7.1p1
openssl (1.1.0i) 1.0.2k 1.0.1e 0.9.8e 0.9.7a 0.9.7a
perl (5.28.0) 5.16.3 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.5 5.8.0
php (7.2.9) 5.4.16 5.3.3 5.1.6 4.3.9 4.3.2
plasma-desktop (5.13.4) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) 2.10.1 2.6.6 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.0.16
postgresql (10.5) 9.2.23 8.4.20 -- 7.4.17 7.3.6
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.5 2.6.6 2.4.3 2.3.4 2.2.3
qt (5.11.1) 5.6.2 4.6.2 3.3.6 3.3.3 3.1.2
samba (4.8.4) 4.6.2 3.6.23 3.0.33 3.0.10 3.0.6
systemd (239) 219 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.0) 52.4.0 -- -- 1.5.0.12 --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.2 7.0 6.3 6.2
vlc (3.0.3) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.19.3 1.15.0 1.1.1 (6.8.2) --

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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-16
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Funded by National Science Foundation, Rockclusters is indispensable for easy cluster setup and
scientific computation on a Linux based system.
They have a modest, but complete docs on githubi (https://github.com/rocksclusters/wiki/wiki).
The project is regularly updated.
I recommend if it suits you. If you don't know what this system is about them you should go another way.


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