Changes between Version 30 and Version 31 of Documentation/FAQ


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Feb 24, 2006, 6:34:48 PM (14 years ago)
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    174174What OS do the nodes run?
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    176 The default Operating Systems that run on each of the radio nodes is Linux (Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 with Linux kernel 2.6). But every experimenter can load any OS they want.
     176The default Operating Systems that run on each of the radio nodes is Debian GNU/Linux with the 2.6 kernel. But every experimenter can load any OS they want.
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    182 Yes, you can run your own OS (or a customized version of an ORBIT-supported OS) on any of the radio nodes. We provide infrastructure to image the nodes involved in the experiment with the provided OS image.
     182Yes, you can install your own OS (or a customized version of an ORBIT-supported OS) on any of the radio nodes. We provide infrastructure to image the node in an experiment with any experimenter provided OS.
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    199 This is a broad question.  During your slot, the nodes are yours to do what you will, right down to the OS.  If the experimenter requires his/her own OS, then installation of software is carried out using methods appropriate for that particular OS.  There are no restrictions as to what/how software is installed on the node.
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    201 If you would like to use the ORBIT supplied baseline images, which run Debian GNU/Linux, then software is installed via [http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#apt-howto APT].  The testbeds have access to a local Debian mirror which is updated nightly.  Anything available on the global Debian mirrors is locally accessible on orbit via the local Debian mirror.
     199This is a broad question.  During your slot, the nodes are yours to do what you will, right down to the OS.  If the experimenter requires his/her own OS, then installation of software is carried out using methods appropriate for that particular OS.  There are no restrictions as to what/how software is installed on the node.  The ORBIT development team recommends Debian GNU/Linux as the OS of choice for experimenting on the grid, but as is mentioned above, there are no restrictions.
     200**NOTE:  Please be aware that we have not had the opportunity to develop our software for and experiment with other OSes and may not be able to answer your questions regarding them.**
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     202If you would like to use the ORBIT supplied baseline images, which run Debian GNU/Linux, then software is installed via the APT system (http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#apt-howto).  The testbeds have access to a local Debian mirror which is updated nightly.  Anything available on the global Debian mirrors is locally accessible on orbit via the local Debian mirror.
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    203204Also, the baseline image has all of the normal Linux build components installed.  You are more than welcome to compile from source and use your software through those mechanisms.