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5<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
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6<guide link="/doc/en/hpc-howto.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/hpc-howto.xml">
7
8<title>High Performance Computing on Gentoo Linux</title> 6<title>High Performance Computing on Gentoo Linux</title>
9 7
10<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
11 <mail link="marc@adelielinux.com">Marc St-Pierre</mail> 9 <mail link="marc@adelielinux.com">Marc St-Pierre</mail>
12</author> 10</author>
13<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
14 <mail link="benoit@adelielinux.com">Benoit Morin</mail> 12 <mail link="benoit@adelielinux.com">Benoit Morin</mail>
15</author> 13</author>
16<author title="Assistant/Research"> 14<author title="Assistant/Research">
17 <mail link="jean-francois@adelielinux.com">Jean-Francois Richard</mail> 15 <mail link="jean-francois@adelielinux.com">Jean-Francois Richard</mail>
18</author> 16</author>
19<author title="Assistant/Research"> 17<author title="Assistant/Research">
20 <mail link="olivier@adelielinux.com">Olivier Crete</mail> 18 <mail link="olivier@adelielinux.com">Olivier Crete</mail>
21</author> 19</author>
22<author title="Reviewer"> 20<author title="Reviewer">
25 23
26<!-- No licensing information; this document has been written by a third-party 24<!-- No licensing information; this document has been written by a third-party
27 organisation without additional licensing information. 25 organisation without additional licensing information.
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29 In other words, this is copyright adelielinux R&D; Gentoo only has 27 In other words, this is copyright adelielinux R&D; Gentoo only has
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34<abstract> 32<abstract>
35This document was written by people at the Adelie Linux R&amp;D Center 33This document was written by people at the Adelie Linux R&amp;D Center
36&lt;http://www.adelielinux.com&gt; as a step-by-step guide to turn a Gentoo 34&lt;http://www.adelielinux.com&gt; as a step-by-step guide to turn a Gentoo
37System into an High Performance Computing (HPC) system. 35System into an High Performance Computing (HPC) system.
38</abstract> 36</abstract>
39 37
40<version>1.1</version> 38<version>1.2</version>
41<date>2003-08-01</date> 39<date>2003-08-01</date>
42 40
43<chapter> 41<chapter>
44<title>Introduction</title> 42<title>Introduction</title>
45<section> 43<section>
46<body> 44<body>
47 45
48<p> 46<p>
49Gentoo Linux, a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized 47Gentoo Linux, a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized
50and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme performance, 48and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme performance,
51configurability and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks 49configurability and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks
52of the Gentoo experience. 50of the Gentoo experience.
53</p> 51</p>
54 52
55<p> 53<p>
240</body> 238</body>
241</section> 239</section>
242<section> 240<section>
243<title>NFS/NIS</title> 241<title>NFS/NIS</title>
244<body> 242<body>
245 243
246<p> 244<p>
247The Network File System (NFS) was developed to allow machines to mount a disk 245The Network File System (NFS) was developed to allow machines to mount a disk
248partition on a remote machine as if it were on a local hard drive. This allows 246partition on a remote machine as if it were on a local hard drive. This allows
249for fast, seamless sharing of files across a network. 247for fast, seamless sharing of files across a network.
250</p> 248</p>
251 249
252<p> 250<p>
253There are other systems that provide similar functionality to NFS which could 251There are other systems that provide similar functionality to NFS which could
254be used in a cluster environment. The <uri 252be used in a cluster environment. The <uri
255link="http://www.transarc.com/Product/EFS/AFS/index.html">Andrew File System 253link="http://www.openafs.org">Andrew File System
256from IBM</uri>, recently open-sourced, provides a file sharing mechanism with 254from IBM</uri>, recently open-sourced, provides a file sharing mechanism with
257some additional security and performance features. The <uri 255some additional security and performance features. The <uri
258link="http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/">Coda File System</uri> is still in 256link="http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/">Coda File System</uri> is still in
259development, but is designed to work well with disconnected clients. Many 257development, but is designed to work well with disconnected clients. Many
260of the features of the Andrew and Coda file systems are slated for inclusion 258of the features of the Andrew and Coda file systems are slated for inclusion
261in the next version of <uri link="http://www.nfsv4.org">NFS (Version 4)</uri>. 259in the next version of <uri link="http://www.nfsv4.org">NFS (Version 4)</uri>.
262The advantage of NFS today is that it is mature, standard, well understood, 260The advantage of NFS today is that it is mature, standard, well understood,
263and supported robustly across a variety of platforms. 261and supported robustly across a variety of platforms.
264</p> 262</p>
265 263
266<pre caption="Ebuilds for NFS-support"> 264<pre caption="Ebuilds for NFS-support">
267# <i>emerge -p nfs-utils portmap</i> 265# <i>emerge -p nfs-utils portmap</i>
268# <i>emerge nfs-utils portmap</i> 266# <i>emerge nfs-utils portmap</i>
269</pre> 267</pre>
270 268

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