Subject: Linux emulation, binary software, cluster/grid and SMP
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: tech-cluster
Date: 01/17/2006 21:53:50
Tomorrow (about 12 hrs) I'll be doing a NetBSD intro to the users
and execs I support at $WORK. A few of the things to discuss I
have no first hand experience with and I was hoping for some
general feedback from those with direct experience.

Has anyone used linux emulation to run "The Intel Fortran Compiler
9.0" on "a system based on an AMD Athlon* or AMD Opteron*
processor." Where there issues? How was performance?

I see MatLAB is mentioned on the NetBSD front page, is it "make
and play" does anyone have experiences to share, with its install
and operation?

Sun Grid Engine or clustering technology (linux or native), A-Okay
or issues? -- just looking for positive or negative experiences
with particular software you have tried.

What about SMP? All of our systems are AMD 2x CPU. How does Linux
emulation perform with SMP?

As might be apparent from my questions, we are presently running
Linux; I anticipate few runtime problems with most software, if
any; but, any comments along these lines are welcome. Feel free to
respond directly or on-list.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE>< cell:646-331-2027