Le Jeu 31 mai 2007 00:02, Axel Thimm a écrit :
On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 10:03:55AM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mer 30 mai 2007 09:09, Patrice Dumas a écrit :
> > On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 10:14:21PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> >> I call crap on that. I was a single systems person for a bunch of
> >> systems for a long time. You keep your sanity by enforcing policy
> >> and
> >> you can do that by using the tools available to you to simplify
> >> tasks. You don't need homogeneous hw, you need LARGELY
> >> hw.
> >> So you limit the processor archs and you try to focus things down
> >> much as possible.
> > It isn't necessarily enough. Do you consider a mix of centos4 and
> > fedora to be homogeneous?
> Once you have a largely homegeneous hw parc you can deploy
> sw platform.
But the systems may serve different purposes like number crunchers
(stable and secure, long-lived and low maintenance components aka
RHEL/CentOS/SL) vs desktops (bigger choice, fresher content aka
Fedora). Is strongly assume this is Patrice's need for separation.
Well either they have different purposes and you don't have the
problem of deploying the same fortran modules on them, or they don't
and the whole argument fails.