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OSCAR 5.0 released

The Open Cluster Group is please to announce the release of
OSCAR version 5.0.

New features:

+ Completely reworked infrastructure:
* smart package managers: automatic dependency resolution
* yum based image build and package install
* supporting multiple distros on the same cluster
* repository based
* easier client updating from repositories
* simple update path for master, clients, images
* new package and database structure, prepared for debian support
* optimized and faster startups
* new prerequisites handling... read more

Posted by Erich Focht 2006-11-12

OSCAR 4.2 released

The Open Cluster Group is pleased to announce the latest release of the Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR) HPC cluster deployment/management toolkit, version 4.2.

This version supports the most Linux distributions/architectures to date which includes:
- Fedora Core 2 (x86)
- Fedora Core 3 (x86)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86, x86_64, ia64)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86, x86_64, ia64)
- Mandriva Linux 10.0 (x86)
- Mandriva Linux 10.1 (x86)... read more

Posted by Bernard Li 2005-11-04

OSCAR 4.1 released

OSCAR 4.1 has been released. New to this version is support for Mandriva Linux (Mandrake Linux) 10.0 on ia32. There are also numerous bugfixes which improve the installation experience for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 on both ia32 and ia64 systems. Our testing framework has also been extended by incorporating APITest. DepMan and PackMan are now fully integrated into the OSCAR installation mechanism. For more information about OSCAR and for download links, please check out our new and improved website at http://oscar.openclustergroup.org.... read more

Posted by Bernard Li 2005-05-20

OSCAR 4.0 released

The Open Cluster Group is [finally] pleased to announce the release of version 4.0 of the Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR) cluster installation toolkit. This release features support for new Linux distributions (including FC2 and RHEL 3), new hardware (x86 and Itanium), better automatic RPM dependency calculations, new included software packages (such as Ganglia and Torque -- replacing Open PBS), and bunches of bug fixes and OSCAR Wizard improvements. OSCAR is available for download from its project website: http://oscar.openclustergroup.org/. Happy holidays from the OSCAR Development Team!

Posted by Jeff Squyres 2004-12-29

OSCAR 2.2.1 released

The OSCAR working group is pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.1 of the Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR) toolkit. This release offers full IA-64 support with the inclusion of updated SIS and Kernel_Picker packages. OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Resource) is a snapshot of the best known methods for building, programming, and using clusters. It consists of a fully integrated and easy to install software bundle designed for high performance cluster computing.... read more

Posted by Thomas Naughton 2003-04-23

OSCAR 2.0 available

The Open Cluster Group announces the availability of OSCAR version 2.0.

- RedHat 7.2 and 7.3 support
- Mandrake 8.2 support
- IA-64 support
- Support for adding/deleting nodes
- modules/env-switcher (3.1.6/1.0.9) dynamic and persistent environment config
- Ganglia (2.5.1) monitoring system; command line tools
- Updated packages:
- C3 3.1
- Pfilter 1.678
- LAM/MPI 6.5.7
- MPICH 1.2.4
- Maui scheduler 3.0.7p8
- OpenPBS 2.3.16
- PVM 3.4.4+6
- SIS 0.92/2.1.3/1.25... read more

Posted by Jeff Squyres 2002-11-21

OSCAR 1.4 available

The Open Cluster Group announces the availability of OSCAR version 1.4. Although there are several significant new features in this version, 1.4 is mainly considered a maintenance release:

* RedHat 7.2 and 7.3 support
* Mandrake 8.2 support
* IA-64 support
* Support for adding/deleting nodes
* modules/env-switcher (3.1.6/1.0.6) dynamic and persistent environment config
* Ganglia (2.2.3) monitoring system; command line tools
* Updated packages:
o C3 3.1
o Pfilter 1.678
o LAM/MPI 6.5.6
o MPICH 1.2.4
o Maui scheduler 3.0.7p8
o OpenPBS 2.3.16
o PVM 3.4.4+6
o SIS 0.92/2.1.3/1.25... read more

Posted by Jeff Squyres 2002-10-14

OSCAR 1.3b2 available

The second beta for version 1.3 of OSCAR is now available. It includes:

<ul>
<li> RedHat 7.1 and 7.2 support
<li> Mandrake 8.2 support
<li> IA-64 support (Itanium 1)
<li> Support for adding/deleting nodes
<li> modules/env-switcher (3.1.6/1.0.4) dynamic and persistent
environment config
<li> Ganglia (2.2.3) monitoring system
<li> Improved cluster test routine and results display
<li> Updated packages:
<ul>
<li> C3 3.1
<li> Pfilter 1.645
<li> LAM/MPI 6.5.6
<li> MPICH 1.2.4
<li> Maui scheduler 3.0.6p9
<li> OpenPBS 2.2p11
<li> PVM 3.4.4+6
<li> SIS 0.90/2.1.3/1.25
</ul>
</ul>

Posted by Jeff Squyres 2002-06-14

Oscar 1.3b1 available

The first beta for version 1.3 of OSCAR is now available it includes:

* RedHat 7.1 & 7.2 support
* Mandrake 8.1 & 8.2 support
* IA-64 support
* Add/Del node support
* modules/env-switcher
* Ganglia monitoring system
* Improved cluster test routine & results display
* Several updated packages

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2002-06-01

OSCAR version Oscar for RedHat 7.2 available

The Open Cluster Group announces the availability of OSCAR version
1.2.1rh72. This release is essentially OSCAR-1.2.1 + RedHat 7.2
support. The intent was to keep changes minimal and put most
additions in the next major release, v1.3.

This release is available for download at the OSCAR project page:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/oscar/

Please use the oscar-users mailing list for help and discussions and
report any bugs in the bug tracker. Both of these are also available
at the OSCAR project page.

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2002-04-15

OSCAR 1.2.1 available

OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Resource) is a snapshot of the best known methods for building, programming, and using clusters. It consists of a fully integrated and easy to install software bundle designed for high performance cluster computing.

The Open Cluster Group announces the availability of OSCAR version 1.2.1.

This release is available for download at the OSCAR project page:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/oscar/... read more

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2002-03-26

OSCAR 1.2b4 Released

OSCAR (Open Source Cluster Application Resource) is a snapshot of the best known methods for building, programming, and using clusters. It consists of a fully integrated and easy to install software bundle designed for high performance cluster computing.

The Open Cluster Group announces the availability of the BETA release of OSCAR version 1.2. This is a BETA release and is not intended for inexperienced users or production environments. It is intended for developers, testers, and early adopters.... read more

Posted by Sean Dague 2002-01-11

OSCAR 1.1 released

The Open Source Cluster Applications Resource (OSCAR) package version 1.1 has been released. OSCAR is a snapshot of the best known practices for building, programming, and installing clusters. Version 1.1 is based on RedHat 7.1.

Posted by Jeff Squyres 2001-08-04

Public mailing lists online.

The new Oscar mailing lists are now online and available for subscribtion. The lists are:

oscar-users: User questions & comments
oscar-announce: New releases and important info
oscar-devel: Project developer discussion
oscar-checkins: All CVS checkin activity

Posted by Michael Chase-Salerno 2001-07-09