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    Rocks Alternatives

    Rocks is described as 'free Linux cluster distribution that enables end users to easily build computational clusters, grid endpoints and visualization tiled-display walls. 100's of researchers from around the world have used Rocks to deploy their own cluster'. There are five alternatives to Rocks for Linux and Knoppix. The best alternative is PelicanHPC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rocks are PlumpOS (Free), CHAOS (Free), FlashMob ISO (Free, Open Source) and ClusterKnoppix (Free).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    Rocks is an free Linux cluster distribution that enables end users to easily build computational clusters, grid endpoints...
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    1. PelicanHPC is a Debian-based live CD image with a goal to make it simple to set up a high performance computing cluster. The front-end node (either a real computer or a virtual machine) boots from the CD image.
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      PlumpOS is a mini linux distribution aimed at an easy way to add nodes to an openMosix cluster without a lot of work or even thought.

      Discontinued

      The openMosix project is officialy over since March 2008 and PlumpOS retired.

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      Objective: Cluster platform :: To create a cluster platform capable of large-scale ad-hoc cluster deployment and to be the fastest, most compact, secure and straight-forward openMosix cluster platform available.
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      FlashMob Computing started as a challenge. Could we convince enough people to bring their conventional computers to a single location in order to build a temporary supercomputer, one that could compete with the fastest and most expensive computers in the world?
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      ClusterKnoppix is a modified Knoppix distro using the OpenMosix kernel.
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