CCL:G: Operating system and a workload manager

 Sent to CCL by: Herbert Fruchtl [herbert.fruchtl^^]
If you want a reasonable cluster setup with built-in queueing system (I assume that's what you mean with workload manager), I'd go with ROCKS, including the SGE roll. Making changes to the standard setup has a bit of a learning curve (all the RedHat/CentOS tools are there, but you can't use them), but the standard setup is OK for 90% of use cases in a smallish group.
 On 31/12/2013 18:03, Mahmoud A. A. Ibrahim m.ibrahim() wrote:
 Sent to CCL by: "Mahmoud A. A. Ibrahim" [m.ibrahim^]
 Dear Colleagues
 Hope my email finds you well and happy new year.
 Regarding our previous email about workstation/cluster, we have made our mind
 to purchase a dell cluster with a specific configuration based on our budget.
 For now, we were wondering which FREE operating system would you recommend? as
 well which FREE workload manager would you recommend?
 We are planning to run Gaussian and AMBER software at the current time.
 Thanks in advance.
 M. Ibrahim
 P.S. we would like to thank all those responded directly to our personal email
 on our previous email.>