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Rocks 6.1.1 (Sand Boa) is now available

SandBoa

The latest update of Rocks codename 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

Please see the Downloads Page to get started.

Release notes are available.  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.

Many thanks for all those who beta-tested this version of Rocks. Special thanks to John Zaitseff and Trevor Cooper for their code contributions.

Service Pack Roll for Rocks 6.1 Released

The Service Pack Roll  for Rocks 6.1 is now released.

This fixes a number bugs/errors/omissions in Rocks 6.1 (Emerald Boa).  All new clusters should be built including the service pack roll. No further action is required when installed on a new cluster.

The roll is also designed to be applied to existing clusters, requiring only a reboot of the head node when complete.  The service pack is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Direct Downloads of the service pack rolls are

To maintain compatibility with installed clusters, the base OS rolls are unchanged. The Jumbo rolls (which include all basic rolls) have been updated to include the service pack roll.

Rocks 6.1 (Emerald Boa) for i386 and x86_64 Released!

The latest update of Rocks codename Emerald Boa is now released. Emerald Boa  is available for CentOS 6.3 (Rocks 6.1).  Rocks 5.6 will be released when CentOS 5.9 becomes available  The Rocks-supplied OS rolls have all updates applied as of November 27, 2012.

Please see the Downloads Page to get started. Emerald Boa is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Release notes are available.  Support for ZFS has been added.

Many thanks for all those who beta-tested this version of Rocks.