Friday, March 27, 2009

Sad news for Ubuntu on SunBlade 100's with Condor Users

I had about 20 Sunblade 100 units sitting around the lab and decided with my team to make a static cluster using them. Well the install of Ubuntu went pretty well using Server 8.10 and Server 7.10. Even loaded the Ubuntu-Gnome desktop on a couple of them just to see it. So with all going well I tryied to load the ever complicated Condor Project to tie them together. Well after trying multiple versions, based on debian, rehl, sparc, and eventually even compiling from source code I can say that Condor on a Sun with Ubuntu using the SPARC processor just will not work. Sorry guys.

We ended up loading Solaris 10 and loading Condor. If anybody does find a way please feel free to leave a comment but I doubt it happening any time soon.


braincrapped said...

I'd choose Debian for that kind of project instead of Ubuntu, no doubt.

Miguel Lobos said...

I'm impressed that you got any kind of X server running on any of those machines with 7.10 or 8.10! 9.10 I can't even get a useable console working on a '150.