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wrhampton
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Pinned topic Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

‏2012-06-05T17:07:59Z |
 Does anyone have any experience with running CentOS on Power?  Specifically on PowerLinux?
 
Updated on 2012-11-25T14:06:15Z at 2012-11-25T14:06:15Z by phhermes
  • JayFurmanek
    JayFurmanek
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-06-06T14:42:40Z  
     As far as I know, the CentOS guys only do x86 builds.
  • nturk
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-06-06T14:44:07Z  
     I am interested too.  A client has a huge hadoop cluster running on CentOS and Dell(500+ nodes).  They would take a look at Power if it ran CentOS.
  • jscheel
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-06-06T15:06:04Z  
     According to the CentOS product page (http://wiki.centos.org/About/Product), there's a proposed Beta for the next release, 6.3.  See footnote 7 in the table, on row marked "Supports ppc/ppc64 systems (IBM Power, Mac)".
    Updated on 2012-06-06T15:06:04Z at 2012-06-06T15:06:04Z by jscheel
  • scooty-cat
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-06-06T16:17:48Z  
    Have you tried using another system as a template and building from that? 
     
    Look at the file hierarchy within the normal CentOS setup.  
     
    You can use any distribution that supports PPC and set up NFS between that and other systems. Redhat/Fedora has better support for nfs-utilities and nfs-common. Be aware bthat NFS support on Linux is nowhere near the maturity of NFS on BSD and Solaris systems. 
     
  • jscheel
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-07-17T22:33:44Z  
    • jscheel
    • ‏2012-06-06T15:05:20Z
     According to the CentOS product page (http://wiki.centos.org/About/Product), there's a proposed Beta for the next release, 6.3.  See footnote 7 in the table, on row marked "Supports ppc/ppc64 systems (IBM Power, Mac)".
    Here's the most recent statement on Cent-OS from their 6.3 announce:
    CentOS on PowerPC
    
    Work is under-way to bring CentOS-6 to the powerpc platform and we hope
    to have a Beta CentOS-6.3 release by the end of August.
     
  • jscheel
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-09-21T20:48:36Z  
    Have you tried using another system as a template and building from that? 
     
    Look at the file hierarchy within the normal CentOS setup.  
     
    You can use any distribution that supports PPC and set up NFS between that and other systems. Redhat/Fedora has better support for nfs-utilities and nfs-common. Be aware bthat NFS support on Linux is nowhere near the maturity of NFS on BSD and Solaris systems. 
     
     For those who are following along, I have yet to find a public update on the ppc64 port for CentOS.  Has anyone seen one?
  • klausk
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-09-25T22:05:50Z  
    • nturk
    • ‏2012-06-06T14:44:07Z
     I am interested too.  A client has a huge hadoop cluster running on CentOS and Dell(500+ nodes).  They would take a look at Power if it ran CentOS.
    Just a note that the Fedora Project just announced the Alpha release of Fedora 18 for Power.
     
    It will eventually mature and, as it is Power7 optimized, could be a good alternative for running Hadoop on PowerLinux, specially the "latest and greatest" since Fedora tends to be ahead in terms of libraries and such.
  • phhermes
    phhermes
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    Re: Support for Centos on PowerLinux?

    ‏2012-11-25T14:06:15Z  
    • jscheel
    • ‏2012-07-17T22:33:44Z
    Here's the most recent statement on Cent-OS from their 6.3 announce:
    CentOS on PowerPC
    
    Work is under-way to bring CentOS-6 to the powerpc platform and we hope
    to have a Beta CentOS-6.3 release by the end of August.
     
     Hi,
    Is there any update ?
    We are at the end of november right now ?
    Thanks
    Philippe