Scientific Linux has a new LiveDVD.
Scientific Linux, a project based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 source packages enhanced with a variety of additional applications, released its v5.0 i386 live DVD on May 7. The SL5 live DVD features a 2.6.18 kernel, includes all client/workstation RPMs, and uses GNOME as its default desktop.
The Tech Report used a Linux LiveCD to benchmark the latest processors from AMD and Intel.
notfred’s Folding Benchmark CD tests the most common work unit types and estimates performance in terms of the points per day that a CPU could earn for a Folding team member. The CD itself is a bootable ISO. The CD boots into Linux, detects the system’s processors and Ethernet adapters, picks up an IP address, and downloads the latest versions of the Folding execution cores from Stanford. It then processes a sample work unit of each type.
India News showcases VigyaanCD and the creator behind it. The project homepage is here.
But Agarwal believes the tool would help youngsters have their first brush with a range of hi-tech tasks of a new century-gene sequencing, manipulation, molecular modelling and simulation and computational chemistry.
After a year without updates, Quantian 0.7.9.1 has been released. Quantian is one of the most complete LiveDVDs available for scientific work, including over 800 R packages and clustering support.
Dirk Eddelbuettel blogs about slides he just released for a talk he gave on Quantian and distributed statistical computing. Probably worth reading if you run a lot of R jobs, or are interested in high performance clusters.