It really depends on what you are using it for. I've been closely following and contributing to Warewulf - http://warewulf.lbl.gov/trac since early this year, and LBL really has resurrected the project. It still isn't for the faint of heart as there are quite a few manual steps needed to get a cluster up and running, but it seems that they are trying to form a community to help them identify and work through the gaps and such and help with documentation. They have a new release, version 3.2 releasing (should be within a week) that fixes all the old broken issues with Warewulf and adds some new features. Again, it isn't nearly as simple as ROCKS to install and deploy yet, but I feel that with enough help, this is possible. Don't get me wrong, I like ROCKS for simple installations (and if the hardware is older), but there are often significant delays in supporting new RHEL/CentOS versions (which makes it difficult/impossible most of the time to recommend ROCKS for folks buying new hardware), plus the fact that you are tied to those distros vs Warewulf which is a more flexible framework.
CAOS (the OS) and Perceus (from Infiscale) are also pretty much dead. Tis a shame, as I really liked Perceus, but as it was based on Warewulf components in the first place, I hope most of its functionality can be reproduced (and this time in a project, like Warewulf, that has a kinder license (BSD))
Christopher Heller (former OSCAR core team member representing Intel from 2006-2007)
HPC solutions engineer for the Intel Cluster Ready program
From: Sam Whiteman [mailto:whiteman@ipfw...]
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:12 AM
To: oscar-users@list... Subject: Re: [Oscar-users] Seeking OSCAR replacement (CentOS based preferred)
I've been playing with Clusterllab's Pacemaker et. al.
>>> "Nash, Stephen" 06/14/12 9:00 AM >>>
OK. So it appears that Oscar is very much dead. Does anyone know of any
similar solutions which are still active?
I have come across two that appear to still be ?alive?: Rocks and Warewulf.
Does anyone know of any others? A lot of the others that I have been aware
of in the past (Oscar, Perceus, Caos, etc.) all lead to dead-ends web links or bits
that are several years old.
Thanks in advance,
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