Operating System Base
Rocks 7.0 (Manzanita) x86_64 is based upon CentOS 7.4 with all updates available as of 1 Dec 2017.
Building a bare-bones compute cluster
- Boot your frontend with the kernel roll
- Then choose the following rolls: base, core, kernel, CentOS and Updates-CentOS
Building a more complex cluster
In addition to above, select the following rolls:
Building Custom Clusters
If you wish to build a custom cluster, you must choose from our a la carte selection, but make sure to download the required base, kernel and both CentOS rolls. The CentOS rolls include CentOS 7.4 w/updates pre-applied. Most users will want the full updated OS so that other software can be added.
Please double check the MD5 checksums for all the rolls you download.
All ISOs are available for downloads from here.
Individual links are listed below.
|kernel||Rocks Bootable Kernel Roll required||zfs-linux||ZFS On Linux Roll. Build and Manage Multi Terabyte File Systems.|
|base||Rocks Base Roll required||fingerprint||Fingerprint application dependencies|
|core||Core Roll required||hpc||Rocks HPC Roll|
|CentOS||CentOS Roll required||htcondor||HTCondor High Throughput Computing (version 8.2.8)|
|Updates-CentOS||CentOS Updates Roll required||sge||Sun Grid Engine (Open Grid Scheduler) job queueing system|
|kvm||Support for building KVM VMs on cluster nodes||perl||Support for Newer Version of Perl|
|ganglia||Cluster monitoring system from UCB||python||Python 2.7 and Python 3.x|
|area51||System security related services and utilities||openvswitch||Rocks integration of OpenVswitch|