[lug] FC9 DVD's?
dallas.masters at gmail.com
Thu May 29 16:01:36 MDT 2008
I second the Gentoo recommendation. I've been using it for a few years now
and have deployed it on various systems from clusters to laptops. There are
no "releases," and everything is customizable.
On 2008-05-29, Lee Woodworth wrote:
> Geoffrey David Anderson wrote:
> > Great responses from everyone. But I'm not really looking for awsome
> > wallpaper.
> > I'm an intermediate/advanced Linux user looking to build a small cluster
> > which will function as a portal to various computationally intensive
> > geospatial analytical services and serve as a render farm for very high
> > resolution 3D terrain animations.
> I'd be interested to know what rendering system you use and what
> model/material formats it can import. The cad renderers I have been using
> take a while: 27 hours for a 1500x1700 image on a 1.6GHz amd64-x2 dual
> core. Its an interior view, ray-traced, with 21 light sources. Would be
> nice to free up the laptop.
> > Except for the front end controller node, the other machines in my
> > cluster will likely be gui free (That means headless right?).
> > I bought a box from Club Linux in 2000 that came with Red Hat, which I've
> > stuck with,
> > and then Fedora for no particular reason except that it seems to work
> > swell for the Open GIS stuff I tinker with.
> FYI Fedora 7 uses a customized setup for java. They convert things to use
> gcj instead of the sun or ibm jdks. Looked like it would be hard to use
> outside packages (such as jabref a java-based bibliography manager) so I
> tried to install without gcj. That was a lot of work to uninstall the gcj
> stuff. Maybe FC9 is more standard.
> > If particular distros really suck for "real,production" server side
> > scenarios, then, I'm looking for a disto that's particularly great for
> > "real,production" server side deployment.
> Gentoo is very customizable, can be as stripped down as you want. Potential
> issue is it is source-based: great for optimizing binaries to a specific
> machine, slower installs due to the compilation. Source compilation also
> means you can select what parts/features of a package are included with USE
> flags (-xxx turns a feature off): net-dns/bind [R 9.4.2]
> berkdb -dlz -doc* -idn ipv6 -ldap -mysql -odbc -postgres
> -resolvconf (-selinux) ssl -threads -urandom
> berkdb - berkley db
> idn - internationalized domain name support
> dlz - dynamically loaded zones (3rd party extension)
> mysql, odbc, postgres - database support
> Depends on the package how many flags there are. Language bindings for libs
> (python, java, perl) and static linking are frequent options. You can also
> create binary packages for distribution on a cluster. There are no 'stable'
> releases that get security fixes backported to them. For many people this
> is an issue.
> OTOH, Hyves in Europe has 1800 gentoo servers managed by 9 people (they
> call it controlled chaos). See
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