At ISDL, Doshisha
University, Kyoto, Japan, research is based around Grid and cluster
computing. We use Debian GNU/Linux
sarge running on our Beowulf
clusters. In our clusters, the Galley
cluster takes part in Asia Pacific Grid
(ApGrid), which is a Japanese Grid test bed. The Xenia cluster, which
consists of 64 nodes and 128 CPUs (Xeon 2.4GHz), is used for the simulations
of numerical analysis and optimization. The SuperNOVA cluster, which consists
of 256 nodes and 512 CPUs (Opteron 1.8GHz), was constructed by using
Turbolinux (since at the time of creation there was no Debian amd64 port),
but the plan is to reinstall Debian GNU/Linux.
We develop a PC cluster management tool called Dynamic Cluster Auto Setup Tool (DCAST). The DCAST supports the construction of PC clusters based on Debian GNU/Linux. See the following URLs for references.