Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
About the Event
Rocky Linux is a new community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the top commercial enterprise Linux distribution. The need for Rocky Linux emerged because CentOS, long the most popular community RHEL-compatible enterprise distribution, will be transitioned from 100% RHEL-compatible to a forward-looking (and thus less stable) distribution. Rocky Linux is led by Gregory Kurtzer, founder of the CentOS project, and is building on years of experience and lessons learned to create an even better community Linux distribution. Rocky Linux is already receiving widespread advocacy and intensive development by the community, and Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. Learn why Rocky Linux is great for the HPC community, and how to download, use, and contribute.
About the Speaker
Gregory Kurtzer, CEO, CIQ and Rocky Linux
Throughout the High-Performance Computing industry, Greg is well known as a thought leader, innovator, disruptor, and generally cool guy. He is probably most well known for starting and leading the CentOS distribution of Linux, but he is also the person behind Warewulf, Singularity Containers, and Rocky Linux. Previously Greg spent nearly twenty years working for the United States Department of Energy (DoE) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as Chief HPC Systems Architect. After that, Greg founded Sylabs, which was acquired early in 2020 before launching Ctrl IQ.