Building a High-Performance Cluster with Gentoo
Posted Apr 12, 2007 6:29 UTC (Thu) by njs
In reply to: Building a High-Performance Cluster with Gentoo
Parent article: Building a High-Performance Cluster with Gentoo
>using the approach described above you don't have different systems running different versions of things (unless you want them to).
You misunderstand -- the point is that all your systems might be the same, but they'll be different from everyone else's systems. For instance, they will be different from the people who you let upgrade to cool new version of Foobar2000 first, so that they could trip over the nasty bugs and get them fixed before you hit them. (Plus the maintainers tasked with fixing those bugs have a huge combinatorial space of configurations they are trying to support.)
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