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5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
6<guide link="hpc-howto.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/hpc-howto.xml">
7 7
8<title>High Performance Computing on Gentoo Linux</title> 8<title>High Performance Computing on Gentoo Linux</title>
9 9
10<author title="Author"> 10<author title="Author">
11 <mail link="marc@adelielinux.com">Marc St-Pierre</mail> 11 <mail link="marc@adelielinux.com">Marc St-Pierre</mail>
12</author> 12</author>
13<author title="Author"> 13<author title="Author">
14 <mail link="benoit@adelielinux.com">Benoit Morin</mail> 14 <mail link="benoit@adelielinux.com">Benoit Morin</mail>
15</author> 15</author>
16<author title="Assistant/Research"> 16<author title="Assistant/Research">
17 <mail link="jean-francois@adelielinux.com">Jean-Francois Richard</mail> 17 <mail link="jean-francois@adelielinux.com">Jean-Francois Richard</mail>
18</author> 18</author>
19<author title="Assistant/Research"> 19<author title="Assistant/Research">
20 <mail link="olivier@adelielinux.com">Olivier Crete</mail> 20 <mail link="olivier@adelielinux.com">Olivier Crete</mail>
21</author> 21</author>
22<author title="Reviewer"> 22<author title="Reviewer">
23 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail> 23 <mail link="spyderous@gentoo.org">Donnie Berkholz</mail>
24</author> 24</author>
25 25
26<!-- No licensing information; this document has been written by a third-party 26<!-- No licensing information; this document has been written by a third-party
27 organisation without additional licensing information. 27 organisation without additional licensing information.
28 28
29 In other words, this is copyright adelielinux R&D; Gentoo only has 29 In other words, this is copyright adelielinux R&D; Gentoo only has
30 permission to distribute this document as-is and update it when appropriate 30 permission to distribute this document as-is and update it when appropriate
31 as long as the adelie linux R&D notice stays 31 as long as the adelie linux R&D notice stays
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33 33
34<abstract> 34<abstract>
35This document was written by people at the Adelie Linux R&amp;D Center 35This document was written by people at the Adelie Linux R&amp;D Center
36&lt;http://www.adelielinux.com&gt; as a 36&lt;http://www.adelielinux.com&gt; as a step-by-step guide to turn a Gentoo
37step-by-step guide to turn a Gentoo System into an High Performance Computing 37System into an High Performance Computing (HPC) system.
38(HPC) system.
39</abstract> 38</abstract>
40 39
41<version>1.0</version> 40<version>1.0</version>
42<date>August 1, 2003</date> 41<date>2003-08-01</date>
43 42
44<chapter> 43<chapter>
45<title>Introduction</title> 44<title>Introduction</title>
46<section> 45<section>
47<body> 46<body>
48 47
49<p> 48<p>
50Gentoo Linux, a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized 49Gentoo Linux, a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized
51and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme performance, 50and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme performance,
52configurability and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks 51configurability and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks
53of the Gentoo experience. 52of the Gentoo experience.
54</p> 53</p>
55 54
56<p> 55<p>
57Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo Linux can become an ideal secure 56Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo Linux can become an ideal secure
58server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded 57server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded
59solution or... a High Performance Computing system. Because of its 58solution or... a High Performance Computing system. Because of its
60near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo Linux a metadistribution. 59near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo Linux a metadistribution.
61</p> 60</p>
62 61
63<p> 62<p>
64This document explains how to turn a Gentoo system into a High Performance 63This document explains how to turn a Gentoo system into a High Performance
65Computing system. Step by step, it explains what packages one may want to 64Computing system. Step by step, it explains what packages one may want to
66install and helps configure them. 65install and helps configure them.
67</p> 66</p>
68 67
69<p> 68<p>
70Obtain Gentoo Linux from the website <uri 69Obtain Gentoo Linux from the website <uri>http://www.gentoo.org</uri>, and
71link="http://www.gentoo.org/">www.gentoo.org</uri>, and refer to the <uri 70refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/">documentation</uri> at the same location to
72link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/docs.xml">documentation</uri> at the same 71install it.
73location to install it.
74</p> 72</p>
75 73
76</body> 74</body>
77</section> 75</section>
78</chapter> 76</chapter>
79 77
80<chapter> 78<chapter>
81<title>Configuring Gentoo Linux for Clustering</title> 79<title>Configuring Gentoo Linux for Clustering</title>
82<section> 80<section>
83<title>Recommended Optimizations</title> 81<title>Recommended Optimizations</title>
84<body> 82<body>
85 83
86<note> 84<note>
87We refer to the <uri 85We refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/handbook/">Gentoo Linux Handbooks</uri> in
88link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook">Gentoo Linux Handbooks</uri> in
89this section. 86this section.
90</note> 87</note>
91 88
92<p> 89<p>
93During the installation process, you will have to set your USE variables in 90During the installation process, you will have to set your USE variables in
94<path>/etc/make.conf</path>. We recommended that you deactivate all the 91<path>/etc/make.conf</path>. We recommended that you deactivate all the
95defaults (see <path>/etc/make.profile/make.defaults</path>) by negating them 92defaults (see <path>/etc/make.profile/make.defaults</path>) by negating them
96in make.conf. However, you may want to keep such use variables as x86, 3dnow, 93in make.conf. However, you may want to keep such use variables as x86, 3dnow,
97gpm, mmx, sse, ncurses, pam and tcpd. Refer to the USE documentation for more 94gpm, mmx, sse, ncurses, pam and tcpd. Refer to the USE documentation for more
98information. 95information.
99</p> 96</p>
100 97
101<pre caption="USE Flags"> 98<pre caption="USE Flags">
102# Copyright 2000-2003 Daniel Robbins, Gentoo Technologies, Inc. 99# Copyright 2000-2003 Daniel Robbins, Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
103# Contains local system settings for Portage system 100# Contains local system settings for Portage system
991 988
992<chapter> 989<chapter>
993<title>Bibliography</title> 990<title>Bibliography</title>
994<section> 991<section>
995<body> 992<body>
996 993
997<p> 994<p>
998The original document is published at the <uri 995The original document is published at the <uri
999link="http://www.adelielinux.com">Adelie Linux R&amp;D Centre</uri> web site, 996link="http://www.adelielinux.com">Adelie Linux R&amp;D Centre</uri> web site,
1000and is reproduced here with the permission of the authors and <uri 997and is reproduced here with the permission of the authors and <uri
1001link="http://www.cyberlogic.ca">Cyberlogic</uri>'s Adelie Linux R&amp;D 998link="http://www.cyberlogic.ca">Cyberlogic</uri>'s Adelie Linux R&amp;D
1002Centre. 999Centre.
1003</p> 1000</p>
1004 1001
1005<ul> 1002<ul>
1006 <li> 1003 <li><uri>http://www.gentoo.org</uri>, Gentoo Technologies, Inc.</li>
1007 <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org">http://www.gentoo.org</uri>, Gentoo
1008 Technologies, Inc.
1009 </li>
1010 <li> 1004 <li>
1011 <uri link="http://www.adelielinux.com">http://www.adelielinux.com</uri>, 1005 <uri link="http://www.adelielinux.com">http://www.adelielinux.com</uri>,
1012 Adelie Linux Research and Development Centre 1006 Adelie Linux Research and Development Centre
1013 </li> 1007 </li>
1014 <li> 1008 <li>
1015 <uri link="http://nfs.sourceforge.net/">http://nfs.sourceforge.net</uri>, 1009 <uri link="http://nfs.sourceforge.net/">http://nfs.sourceforge.net</uri>,
1016 Linux NFS Project 1010 Linux NFS Project
1017 </li> 1011 </li>
1018 <li> 1012 <li>
1019 <uri link="http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/mpich/">http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/mpich/</uri>, 1013 <uri link="http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/mpich/">http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/mpich/</uri>,
1020 Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory 1014 Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
1021 </li> 1015 </li>
1022 <li> 1016 <li>
1023 <uri link="http://www.ntp.org/">http://ntp.org</uri> 1017 <uri link="http://www.ntp.org/">http://ntp.org</uri>
1024 </li> 1018 </li>

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