Christopher Huhn
GSI Darmstadt

Evolution of Configuration Management at the GSI HPC Farm

Use of a decent Configuration Management System is a prerequisite 
for efficiently managing a large heterogeneous cluster.
GSI is successfully utilizing Cfengine for configuration management 
since almost a decade. Even though Cfengine is powerful as well as 
reliable we started to evaluate the configuration management system 
Chef as a successor or complement to Cfengine to implement features 
we are lacking up to now.