Support and Docs

Documentation

Users Guide

The Rocks Users Guide contains procedures and methods to install and manage your cluster.

Roll Users Guides

Community Documentation

Roll Developer’s Guide

The Roll Developer’s Guide contains information for Roll developers. It covers the internals of a Roll’s structure, how to build a Roll and advice on how to debug and test a Roll.


Support

Email Discussion List

The primary mode for support for Rocks is through our email discussion list.


Technical Papers

411 on Scalable Password Service. Federico D Sacerdoti, Mason J. Katz, and Philip M. Papadopoulos, July 2005, IEEE High Performance Distributed Computing Conference, North Carolina.

Rolls: Modifying a Standard System Installer to Support User-Customizable Cluster Frontend Appliances. Greg Bruno, Mason J. Katz, Federico D. Sacerdoti, and Philip M. Papadopoulos, September 2004, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, San Diego.

Grid Systems Deployment & Management Using Rocks. Federico D. Sacerdoti, Sandeep Chandra, and Karan Bhatia, September 2004, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, San Diego.

Wide Area Cluster Monitoring with Ganglia. Federico D. Sacerdoti, Mason J. Katz, Matthew L. Massie, and David E. Culler, December 2003, IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, Hong Kong.

Configuring Large High-Performance Clusters at Lightspeed: A Case Study. Philip M. Papadopoulos, Caroline A. Papadopoulos, Mason J. Katz, William J. Link, and Greg Bruno, December 2002, Clusters and Computational Grids for Scientific Computing 2002.

Leveraging Standard Core Technologies to Programmatically Build Linux Cluster Appliances. Mason J. Katz, Philip M. Papadopoulos, and Greg Bruno, April 2002, Cluster 2002: IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing.

NPACI Rocks: Tools and Techniques for Easily Deploying Manageable Linux Clusters. Philip M. Papadopoulos, Mason J. Katz, and Greg Bruno, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Special Issue: Cluster 2001.

NPACI Rocks: Tools and Techniques for Easily Deploying Manageable Linux Clusters. Philip M. Papadopoulos, Mason J. Katz, and Greg Bruno, October 2001, Cluster 2001: IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing.

White Papers

The Rocks Avalanche Installer. A two-page white paper that provides an overview of the Rocks Avalanche Installer (introduced in Rocks v4.1, code-named “Fuji”).