B.9. Release 2.3.1 - changes from 2.3

Bug fix - Now all the installation device drivers from Red Hat's device disks are included (e.g., Broadcom's Ethernet adapters). In Rocks 2.3, only the device drivers found on Red Hat's installation boot floppy were included.

Bug fix - User-specified NIS domains are now supported (in Rocks 2.3, only 'rocks' NIS domain was supported).

Bug fix - User-specified compute node disk partitioning is now supported.

Bug fix - Sun Grid Engine commd port errors during post installation and Sun Grid Engine warnings during insert-ethers were fixed.

Bug fix - Building for Pentium II/III and Athlon added to ATLAS RPM. (on a side note, ATLAS is now built against gcc version 3.2).

Enhancement - PVFS upgraded to version 1.5.6.

Enhancement - More detail has been added to the PBS queue monitoring web page (e.g., can view jobs for only one user and can view nodes for one job). Additionally, the monitoring code now more efficent and it has been hardened due to direct experiences on a 300-node Rocks cluster.

Enhancement - The bssh service has been moved from a standalone service to a task managed by the Ganglia gschedule service.

Enhancement - The ethernet-based MPICH package has been updated to version 1.2.5.

Enhancement - The Myrinet-based MPICH package has been updated to version 1.2.5..9.

Enhancement - OpenPBS version 2.3.16 has replaced PBS. Additionally, the big memory patch has been applied. Also, the license for OpenPBS requires registration for those that use OpenPBS, so if you use OpenPBS to manage your computational resources, please register at http://www.OpenPBS.org.

Enhancement - The maui package has been updated to version 3.2.5.

Enhancement - Updated Myricom's GM to version 1.6.3.

New Feature - Added a link of the main web page of the frontend that allows one to make sheets of labels with the names of all the compute nodes.

New Feature - An alternative version of gcc is now installed (version 3.2 is installed in /opt/gcc32/...).