manages installations of several Linux distributions with varying level of support:
All of these can be installed on desktop computers and compute servers or cluster nodes.
The following tables visualizes the benefits and disadvantages of the different distributions:
|| Red Hat EL
| Upgrade cycle
|| 3-4 years
|| 2 years (LTS) / 6 months
| Supported releases
|| current and previous
|| current and previous (LTS) / current
| Support by isginf
generally recommends Red Hat Enterprise Linux
for desktops and servers.
Installations are deployed automatically over the network. ITCs
can request an installation through our installation request form
In general we are able to install any of the supported Linux distributions on all 64 bit platforms as long as the kernel supports the relevant hardware.
Software is generally updated and installed during start-up. Systems should be rebooted from time to time to apply the updates.
All Linux flavors that are fully managed by isginf
are configured to use individual KDE and GNOME configurations to avoid conflicts. These are in
for GNOME and