- May 23, 2014: xCAT 2.8.4 released.
- Jan 24, 2014: xCAT 2.7.8 released.
- Nov 15, 2013: xCAT 2.8.3 released.
- Jun 26, 2013: xCAT 2.8.2 released.
- May 17, 2013: xCAT 2.7.7 released.
- May 10, 2013: xCAT 2.8.1 released.
- Feb 28, 2013: xCAT 2.8 released.
- Nov 30, 2012: xCAT 2.7.6 released.
- Oct 29, 2012: xCAT 2.7.5 released.
- Aug 27, 2012: xCAT 2.7.4 released.
- Jun 22, 2012: xCAT 2.7.3 released.
- May 25, 2012: xCAT 2.7.2 released.
- Apr 20, 2012: xCAT 2.7.1 released.
- Mar 19, 2012: xCAT 2.7 released.
- Mar 15, 2012: xCAT 2.6.11 released.
- Jan 23, 2012: xCAT 2.6.10 released.
- Nov 15, 2011: xCAT 2.6.9 released.
- Sep 30, 2011: xCAT 2.6.8 released.
- Aug 26, 2011: xCAT 2.6.6 released.
- May 20, 2011: xCAT 2.6 released.
- Feb 14, 2011: Watson plays on
Jeopardy and is managed by xCAT!
- xCAT Release Notes Summary
- xCAT Test Environment Summary
- 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
- 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 is Extreme Cluster/Cloud Administration Toolkit, 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, Ubuntu, AIX, Windows, VMWare, KVM, PowerVM, PowerKVM, 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 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.