Building a High-Performance Cluster with Gentoo
Posted Apr 11, 2007 21:08 UTC (Wed) by lorien420
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I use Gentoo. Originally it was the dream of performance benefits that drew me to it because I never have a lot of money and am always about three years behind on the greatest-bang-for-the-buck hardware.
I can't honestly say whether Gentoo has ever given me any performance benefits. In the end, I've discovered that I don't care. I use Gentoo because it's constantly building from source. A lot of free software is about having the sources and the freedom to do what I want to with them. Gentoo's portage system is a massive archive of sources and the hoops you have to jump through to build them.
That's the advantage to me. I have all of the software on my computer installed with instructions to help me tweak it if I want to.
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