Rocks Releases Mamba

May 17, 2012

The latest version of Rocks cluster distribution – an open source toolkit for real and virtual clusters – has been released.

The recently released Rocks toolkit, code-named Mamba, is available for both CentOS 5.8 (Rocks 5.5) and CentOS 6.2 (Rocks 6.0). According to the announcement, the Rocks-supplied OS rolls have all updates applied as of May 7, 2012.

Rolls extend the system by integrating into the management and packaging mechanisms used by the base software, simplifying installation and configuration of large numbers of computers. Rocks 5 and 6 rolls use the same codebase but are compiled on the different CentOS operating systems, so they are not interchangeable.

Additionally, Xen is no longer supported by RedHat/CentOS 6, and KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) is only supported for 64-bit machines. KVM is hardware-only virtualization and requires the KVM-related feature to be enabled in the BIOS. New support has been added for Yum repositories.

Mamba is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. For more information, see:

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