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Some Selected Tutorial Presentations Basic Overview of Rocks Clusters More »

Rocks Support Overlapping Virtual Beowulf Clusters

Selected Presentations

Some selected presentations on Rocks and selected projects. April 2011 Rocks Virtual Clusters, Extended Clusters into Amazon EC2 with Condor More »

Rocks 6.1 (x86-64) Beta (Emerald Boa) Available

Rocks 6.1 is now available for Beta testing.  Please see the page to get started.

Some of the new features/updates of Rocks 6.1:

  1. Two-factor authentication is supported using google authenticator
  2. Internal ssh authentication is now host-based
  3. A frontend can be installed using a single partition
  4. ZFS on Linux roll now available. Based upon the ZFS on Linux rc11.  Note ZFS on linux is a “source” roll.
  5. Support GPT partition tables for drives > 2TB
  6. Improved IPMI documentation
  7. rocks create distro speed improved by removing redundant checksum calculation
  8. Infiniband (Mellanox) configured in the HPC roll with subnet manager running on frontend
  9. SGE roll updates to GE-2011p1
  10. Condor roll updated to 7.8.5


Rocks Mamba (5.5/6.0) is Released

Welcome to Rocks 6.0

The latest update of Rocks codename Mamba is now released. Mamba is available for both CentOS 5.8 (Rocks 5.5) and CentOS 6.2 (Rocks 6.0).  The Rocks-supplied OS rolls have all updates applied as of May 7, 2012.

Rolls use the same code base but are compiled on the different version of Operating Systems.

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

Release notes are available.

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


Rocks Version 5.5/6.0 (Mamba) Beta Slated for End of March 2012

If you are interested in Beta testing the Next version of Rocks (Mamba), Please sign-up and indicate the versions your want to test. Mamba will have the same Rocks code base for 5.5 and 6.0. Expected Release of Beta is Last Week of March.

Sign-ups are closed.  Beta  of CentOS 6 (64-bit) was released April 1, 2012.  Over 90 people signed up for the beta!

Discussion about the beta is via a the rocks mamba beta google group

UPDATE: Rocks Mamba Beta is Now Complete. Please see the production release