[ubuntu-uk] Kerrighed

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Thu Mar 29 23:54:58 BST 2007

Matthew Daubney wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've got a lot of old computers lying around and have been considering
> setting up an Ubuntu cluster. I've previously cheated doing this now
> and again and used OpenKnoppix, having got a PC with SATA hard drives,
> OpenMosix now doesn't suffice as I need the 2.6 kernel.

Hello, Matthew.

If it's just for the SATA drives, ClusterKnoppix uses the 2.4.27-om1 
kernel with support for older SATA controllers.

I've ported openMosix to Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS: I have a 64-node Beowulf 
cluster running the linux-2.4.26-om1 kernel, but no SATA. My attempt to 
get linux-2.4.32-om1 running is in limbo just now, because I'm too busy. 
However, the SATA support in the 2.4.32 kernel is better than 2.4.27. 
What about the latest openMosix 2.6 kernel? It's pre-alpha really, but 
you might want to try it out?


> Doing a bit of research I found Kerrighed and wondered if anyone has
> played with this in Ubuntu? Is it easy enough to manage and maintain
> or is it a right royal pain in the bum?

Not tried it, but I would be interested to hear how you get on?

Best wishes,

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