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Rocks 6.2 (Sidewinder) Menu

Operating System Base

Rocks 6.2 (Sidewinder) is based upon CentOS 6.6 with all updates available as of 10 May 2015.

Building a Compute Cluster

To build a bare-bones cluster, boot your frontend with the Kernel/Boot Roll. Then supply the base Roll, OS Roll Disk 1, OS Roll Disk 2, and OS Disk 3. More complete clusters also select the following rolls: Area51, HPC, Ganglia, web-server, perl, python, and SGE. Torque is an optional replacement for SGE. Condor can be used independently or in conjunction with SGE/Torque. ZFS version 0.6.4.1 can be used to build reliable storage systems.

New for 6.2 is support for perfSONAR (version 3.4.2).

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/Boot and all of the OS rolls.

MD5 Checksums

Please double check the MD5 checksums for all the rolls you download.


x86_64
CDs jumbo (DVD)
Kernel/Boot Roll
(ftp) (http)
Boot, Base, Area51, HTCondor, Fingerprint, Ganglia, HPC,
Java, perfSONAR, Perl, Python, Bio, SGE, Web Server, KVM, ZFS & OS Rolls
[ dvd only ]
(ftp)
Base Roll
(ftp) (http)
OS Roll – disk1
(ftp) (http)
OS Roll – disk2
(ftp) (http)
OS Roll – disk3
(ftp) (http)

Individual Rolls

 

 

 

 

roll name summary x86_64
base
(required)
Rocks Base Roll (ftp)
(http)
kernel
(required)
Rocks Bootable Kernel Roll (ftp)
(http)
os
(required)
CentOS 6.6 w/updates pre-applied (you may also use your own Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 media). The first 3 disks are the only ones required to build a cluster with the rolls on this site. Most user will want the full updated OS so that other software can be added. You may add the os disks 4 – 10 after you have installed your frontend.
os disk 1 (required) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 2 (required) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 3 (required) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 4 (optional) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 5 optional (ftp)
(http)
os disk 6 (optional) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 7 (optional) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 8 (optional) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 9 (optional) (ftp)
(http)
os disk 10 (optional) (ftp)
(http)
area51 System security related services and utilities (ftp)
(http)
bio Bioinformatics utilities (ftp)
(http)
Fingerprint Fingerprint application dependencies (ftp)
(http)
HTCondor HTCondor High Throughput Computing (version 8.2.8) (ftp)
(http)
ganglia Cluster monitoring system from UCB (ftp)
(http)
hpc
Rocks HPC Roll (ftp)
(http)
kvm Support for building KVM VMs on cluster nodes (ftp)
(http)
perfSONAR The perfSONAR Roll (Version 3.4.2) (ftp)
(http)
perl Support for Newer Version of Perl (ftp)
(http)
python
Python 2.7 and Python 3.x (ftp)
(http)
sge Sun Grid Engine (Open Grid Scheduler) job queueing system (Version GE2011) (ftp)
(http)
torque Torque+Maui job queueing system (packaged by HPC Group at University of Tromso, Norway) (tromso)
web-server Rocks Web Server Roll (ftp)
(http)
zfs-linux ZFS On Linux Roll. Build and Manage Multi Terabyte File Systems. (ftp)
(http)