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 PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:56 pm   
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Building Clusters for your using Linux OR

How to Rock and Roll

Clusters can be built with "Rock" and "Rolls" complete the process.
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Rocks is an open-source Linux cluster distribution that enables end users to easily build computational clusters, grid endpoints and visualization tiled-display walls. Hundreds of researchers from around the world have used Rocks to deploy their own cluster (see the Rocks Cluster Register). http://www.rocksclusters.org/rocks-register/

Since May 2000, the Rocks group has been addressing the difficulties of deploying manageable clusters. We have been driven by one goal: make clusters easy. By easy we mean easy to deploy, manage, upgrade and scale. We are driven by this goal to help deliver the computational power of clusters to a wide range of scientific users. It is clear that making stable and manageable parallel computing platforms available to a wide range of scientists will aid immensely in improving the state of the art in parallel tools.
NSF Homepage http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAwar ... er=0721623
WIKI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocks_Cluster_Distribution

Documentation
http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?page_id=4

Download Rock
http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?page_id=80

About Rolls
http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/

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 PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:46 pm   
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Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.4. 32011-08-11 Distribution Release:
Rocks Cluster Distribution Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.4.3, an updated release of the CentOS-based operating system designed for real and virtual clusters: "The production version of Rocks 5.4.3 is now available. New features: the root password supplied during the front-end installation is now used only for the root password of the front-end; to set the root passwords for individual back-end nodes, the user can now use command-line tool. The rationale behind setting random root passwords for all back-end nodes is that, if by some means, an attacker gained access to the root account of a back-end node, and then the adversary could ran an offline attack against the encrypted version of the root password, none of the other nodes would be compromised." See the brief release announcement http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?p=279 and the detailed release notes http://www.rocksclusters.org/roll-docum ... x8128.html for further information.

Download Jumbo DVD or Individual rolls: http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?page_id=271 (MD5 http://www.rocksclusters.org/ftp-site/p ... md5sum.txt ):
DVD at www.distrowatch.com
area51+...+xen-5.4.3.i386.disk1.iso (2,731MB), area51+...+xen-5.4.3.x86_64.disk1.iso (2,937MB).

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 PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:47 am   
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2012-05-10 NEW • Distribution Releases: Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.5, 6.0
Rocks Cluster Distribution Philip Papadopoulos has announced the availability of Rocks Cluster Distribution versions 5.5 and 6.0, two new builds of the project's CentOS-based open-source toolkit for real and virtual clusters: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Mamba' is now released. Mamba is available for both CentOS 5.8 (Rocks 5.5) and CentOS 6.2 (Rocks 6.0). The Rocks-supplied OS rolls have all updates applied as of May 7, 2012. Rolls use the same code base but are compiled on the different version of operating systems. Mamba is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. New features: Rocks now supports both CentOS 5 and CentOS 6 from the same source code; Xen is no longer supported...." See the release announcement http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?p=41 and release notes for a full list of new features. http://www.rocksclusters.org/roll-docum ... x8253.html

Download the "jumbo" DVDs containing the OS and all available "rolls": http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?page_id=80 ( MD5 5.5 list http://www.rocksclusters.org/ftp-site/p ... d5sums.txt ) ( MD5 6.0 http://www.rocksclusters.org/ftp-site/p ... d5sums.txt )
Or link at www.distrowatch.com
area51+...+xen-5.5.i386.disk1.iso (2,578MB, MD5), area51+...+xen-5.5.x86_64.disk1.iso (2,640MB, MD5), area51+...+web-server-6.0.i386.disk1.iso (2,469MB, MD5), area51+...+web-server-6.0.x86_64.disk1.iso (2,580MB, MD5).

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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:38 am   
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2012-11-30 NEW • Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1
Rocks Cluster Distribution Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1, a CentOS-based open-source toolkit for real and virtual clusters: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Emerald Boa', is now released. Emerald Boa is available for CentOS 6.3 (Rocks 6.1). The Rocks-supplied OS rolls have all updates applied as of November 27, 2012. New features: host-based SSH authentication is now the default, this eliminates the requirement the users have password-less SSH keys and/or mounted home area on remote nodes; two-factor SSH authentication using Google Authenticator Apps for Android and iPhone is supported for all users; New ZFS Linux roll to support the ZFS file system via the ZFS on Linux; new kernel roll to more easily support vanilla Linux kernels." See the release announcement http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?p=460 and release notes http://central6.rocksclusters.org/roll- ... x8437.html for further details.

Download http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?page_id=80 (MD5 ftp://ftp.rocksclusters.org/pub/rocks/r ... d5sums.txt )
Or Jumbo at www.distrowatch.com ( NOTE: Jumbo has all available rolls )
the "jumbo" DVDs containing the OS and all available "rolls": area51...6.1.i386.disk1.iso (2,516MB), area51...6.1.x86_64.disk1.iso (2,580MB).

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 PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:59 pm   
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2014-04-16 NEW • Distribution Release: Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1 ... Let's Rock and Roll
[Rocks Cluster Distribution] Philip Papadopoulos has announced the release of Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1, a CentOS-based distribution for building real and virtual clusters: "The latest update of Rocks, code name 'Sand Boa', is now released. Sand Boa is a 64-bit only release and is based upon CentOS 6.5. The Rocks-supplied OS rolls have all updates applied as of April 14, 2014. This includes updates for the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability. Support for ZFS has been updated to version 0.6.2. Condor is now the HTCondor roll is at release 8.0.6. Also included is a new roll called fingerprint that dynamically determines dependencies of compiled code on both Rocks and non-Rocks systems. Enhancements and bug fixes: rocks add host verifies hostname is not an appliance name; fix reverse path filtering on centos 6.x.." Release announcement http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?p=489 and release notes http://central6.rocksclusters.org/roll- ... x8481.html for more details.

Download http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/?page_id=477 ( MD5 ftp://ftp.rocksclusters.org/pub/rocks/r ... d5sums.txt )
Or Full DVD link at www.distrowatch.com
the "jumbo" DVDs containing the OS and all available "rolls": area51...6.1.1.x86_64.disk1.iso (3,270MB).

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