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=xCAT 2=
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<p class="xcat-sidebar-heading">News</p>
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This wiki site supplements the information found at [http://xcat.sf.net/ xcat.sf.net]
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* Nov 30, 2012: [[xCAT 2.7.6 Release Notes|xCAT 2.7.6]] released.
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* Oct 29, 2012: [[xCAT 2.7.5 Release Notes|xCAT 2.7.5]] released.
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* Aug 27, 2012: [[xCAT 2.7.4 Release Notes|xCAT 2.7.4]] released.
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* Jun 22, 2012: [[xCAT 2.7.3 Release Notes|xCAT 2.7.3]] released.
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* May 25, 2012: [[xCAT 2.7.2 Release Notes|xCAT 2.7.2]] released.
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* Apr 20, 2012: [[xCAT 2.7.1 Release Notes|xCAT 2.7.1]] released.
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* Mar 19, 2012: [[xCAT 2.7 Release Notes|xCAT 2.7]] released.
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* Mar 15, 2012: [[xCAT 2.6.11 Release Notes|xCAT 2.6.11]] released.
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* Jan 23, 2012: [[xCAT 2.6.10 Release Notes|xCAT 2.6.10]] released.
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* Nov 15, 2011: [[xCAT 2.6.9 Release Notes|xCAT 2.6.9]] released.
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* Sep 30, 2011: [[xCAT 2.6.8 Release Notes|xCAT 2.6.8]] released.
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* Aug 26, 2011: [[xCAT 2.6.6 Release Notes|xCAT 2.6.6]] released.
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* May 20, 2011: [[xCAT 2.6 Release Notes|xCAT 2.6]] released.
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* Feb 14, 2011: Watson plays on<br>Jeopardy and is managed by xCAT!
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==Info For The xCAT 2 User==
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<p class="xcat-sidebar-heading">History</p>
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===Release Notes===
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* See [[Release Notes]] page
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===Features===
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* Oct 22, 2010: xCAT 2.5 released.
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* [[XCAT Features|XCAT Features and Supported HW/OS]]
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* Apr 30, 2010: xCAT 2.4 is released.
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* [[Wish List for xCAT 2]]
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* Oct 31, 2009: xCAT 2.3 released.<br>xCAT's 10 year anniversary!
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* [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=208749&atid=1006945 Bug List for xCAT 2]
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* Apr 16, 2009: xCAT 2.2 released.
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* Oct 31, 2008: xCAT 2.1 released.
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* Sep 12, 2008: Support for xCAT 2<br>can now be purchased!
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* June 9, 2008: xCAT breaths life into<br>(at the time) the fastest<br>supercomputer on the planet
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* May 30, 2008: xCAT 2.0 for Linux<br>officially released!
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* Oct 31, 2007: IBM open sources<br>xCAT 2.0 to allow collaboration<br>among all of the xCAT users.
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* Oct 31, 1999: xCAT 1.0 is born!<br>xCAT started out as a project in<br>IBM developed by Egan Ford. It<br>was quickly adopted by customers<br>and IBM manufacturing sites to<br>rapidly deploy clusters.
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<p class="xcat-content-heading">What is xCAT?</p>
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===Technical Information on xCAT===
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xCAT offers complete management for HPC clusters, RenderFarms, Grids, WebFarms, Online Gaming Infrastructure, Clouds, Datacenters, and whatever tomorrow's buzzwords may be. It is agile, extensible, and based on years of system administration best practices and experience. It enables you to:
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* [http://xcat.sf.net/man1/xcat.1.html xCAT Commands] and [http://xcat.sf.net/man5/xcatdb.5.html Database Tables]
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===Using xCAT===
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* Provision Operating Systems on physical or virtual machines: RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SLES, AIX, Windows, VMWare, KVM, PowerVM, zVM.
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* [[Tips and Tricks]]
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* Provision using scripted install, stateless, statelite, iSCSI, or cloning
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* [[HowTos]]
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* Remotely manage systems: lights-out management, remote console, and distributed shell support
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* [[Xcat users|xCAT Users]]
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* Quickly configure and control management node services: DNS, HTTP, DHCP, TFTP, NFS
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* [[Console|Console Settings]]
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=== xCAT Differentiators ===
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==Info For The xCAT 2 Developer==
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* xCAT Scales - Beyond all IT budgets. 1,000s of nodes with distributed architecture
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* Open Source - Eclipse Public License. You can also buy support contracts.
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* More Installation Options - Install to Hard Disk, run stateless (Diskless), run diskless with a little bit of state (Statelite), install to iSCSI (no special hardware required), virtual machines (VMWare, KVM, Xen, PowerVM, zVM)
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* Built in Automagic discovery - no need to power on one machine at a time to discover. Also, nodes that fail can be replaced and back in action by just powering them on
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* [[XCAT 2 Contribution Guildelines]]
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<p class="xcat-content-heading">Get Started With xCAT</p>
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* [[XCAT 2 Architecture]]
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* [[XCAT 2 Mini Designs for New Features]]
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* [[Programming Tips|xCAT 2 Programming Tips]]
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* [https://xcat.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xcat/xcat-core/trunk/xCAT-client/share/doc/xCAT2DevGuide.pdf xCAT 2 Developer's Guide]
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* [[XCAT 2 Packaging]]
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* [[Documentation Organization|How the Documentation is Organized]]
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* [[Node Deployment and Software Maintenance]]
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* [[Hierarchical Design]]
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* [[XCAT 2 Security]]
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* [[Download xCAT]]
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* Try [[xCAT iDataPlex Cluster Quick Start]]
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* Or go to [[xCAT Documentation]] and pick your environment
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* Need help? [http://xcat.org/mailman/listinfo/xcat-user xCAT Mailing List]
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<p class="xcat-content-heading">Go Further With xCAT</p>
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==Misc==
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* [[xCAT Features|xCAT Features and Supported HW/OS]]
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* [[Tips and Tricks]]
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* [[HowTos]]
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* [[Debugging xCAT Problems]]
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* [[Wish List for xCAT 2|Wish List for xCAT]]
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* [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=208749&atid=1006945 Bug List for xCAT]
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* [[xcat users|xCAT Users]]
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* [[Comparison of xcat and NPACI ROCKS|Comparison of xCAT 1.3 and NPACI ROCKS]]
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<center>xCAT is developed under the [http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html Eclipse Public License].</center>
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* [[XCAT1.3|xCAT 1.3]]
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Revision as of 12:23, 30 November 2012

News



History

  • Oct 22, 2010: xCAT 2.5 released.
  • Apr 30, 2010: xCAT 2.4 is released.
  • Oct 31, 2009: xCAT 2.3 released.
    xCAT's 10 year anniversary!
  • Apr 16, 2009: xCAT 2.2 released.
  • Oct 31, 2008: xCAT 2.1 released.
  • Sep 12, 2008: Support for xCAT 2
    can now be purchased!
  • June 9, 2008: xCAT breaths life into
    (at the time) the fastest
    supercomputer on the planet
  • May 30, 2008: xCAT 2.0 for Linux
    officially released!
  • Oct 31, 2007: IBM open sources
    xCAT 2.0 to allow collaboration
    among all of the xCAT users.
  • Oct 31, 1999: xCAT 1.0 is born!
    xCAT started out as a project in
    IBM developed by Egan Ford. It
    was quickly adopted by customers
    and IBM manufacturing sites to
    rapidly deploy clusters.

What is xCAT?

xCAT offers complete management for HPC clusters, RenderFarms, Grids, WebFarms, Online Gaming Infrastructure, Clouds, Datacenters, and whatever tomorrow's buzzwords may be. It is agile, extensible, and based on years of system administration best practices and experience. It enables you to:

  • Provision Operating Systems on physical or virtual machines: RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, SLES, AIX, Windows, VMWare, KVM, PowerVM, zVM.
  • Provision using scripted install, stateless, statelite, iSCSI, or cloning
  • Remotely manage systems: lights-out management, remote console, and distributed shell support
  • Quickly configure and control management node services: DNS, HTTP, DHCP, TFTP, NFS

xCAT Differentiators

  • xCAT Scales - Beyond all IT budgets. 1,000s of nodes with distributed architecture
  • Open Source - Eclipse Public License. You can also buy support contracts.
  • More Installation Options - Install to Hard Disk, run stateless (Diskless), run diskless with a little bit of state (Statelite), install to iSCSI (no special hardware required), virtual machines (VMWare, KVM, Xen, PowerVM, zVM)
  • Built in Automagic discovery - no need to power on one machine at a time to discover. Also, nodes that fail can be replaced and back in action by just powering them on

Get Started With xCAT

Go Further With xCAT



xCAT is developed under the Eclipse Public License.
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