[CentOS] CERN using RHEL/CentOS?

Geerd-Dietger Hoffmann ribalba at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 22:47:13 UTC 2009


On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Brent L. Bates <blbates at vigyan.com> wrote:
>     I was under the impression that CERN uses Scientific Linux, with some
> local additions, not CentOS.  SL is another RedHat rebuild.

For their main cluster [1] they use SLC witch is a version of SL, so
another rebuild. For even more info look at [2].

But of course there are a lot of similarities and some rpms might be
used from other sources. But every department can pretty much decide
by their own, what they want to use. I know of a small Debian cluster
and even a Mac one. But if you would count all the machines you would
probably end up with, that most are SLC.

So no official CentOS @ Cern :( even if I know of 5 desktop installations.

Cheers Didi

[1] http://batch.web.cern.ch/batch/

[2] http://linux.web.cern.ch/linux/

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