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Terra Soft Solutions today debuted Black Lab 2.0 for Yellow Dog Linux.
The new version provides cluster management the way it was meant to be, said Terra Soft co-founder and CEO Kai Staats. “Simple, elegant, and powerful. Based upon feedback from our existing Black Lab customer base, this release is designed to be scalable with an architecture for 3rd party plug-ins. It lays a new foundation for what we desire to be the future of heterogeneous Linux high performance computing.”
The software offers graphical node management through KDE and Gnome. Installed off a single CD, Black Lab sports simple DHCP server config and automated DHCP startup; full support for PowerPC firmware net-boot; single-command one-time transfer of optimal node image to server; on-server maintenance of optimal node image; and much more.
Black Lab 2 enables users to build clusters from disparate PowerPC hardware, according to Terra Soft Solutions. Combinations of Blue & White G3s, iBooks, G4s, and Terra Soft’s own briQs can be used.
If you’re at Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco this week, look for Terra Soft in booth 1543.