[AG-TECH] RE: AGN OS
pjohnson at imsav.com
Wed Sep 15 16:49:59 CDT 2004
Thank you for the information.
Is RedHat Enterprise Linux WS Version 3 supported?
Integrated Media Systems
1260 N. Fee Ana
Anaheim, CA 92807
pjohnson at imsav.com
From: Ivan R. Judson [mailto:judson at mcs.anl.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 7:57 PM
To: Patrick Johnson; ag-info at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: RE: AGN OS
You should probably not consider building a node with 4 computers as is
described in that document. Notice the document should be dated sometime
1999/2000, in four years hardware has significantly changed.
The typical configuration that seems to work well for most people these
is two compuers, one running XP and serving the display (and sometimes
audio) functionality, and the other running some variant of linux
the video capture (and more commonly also the audio) functionality.
are choices for which linux to run, the supported variants (also on the
website you found) are Fedora Core, Slackware, Gentoo, and Debian.
The reason the video capture box is still better to build as linux these
days has to do with the driver support in the software we use to capture
transmit video. It works more reliably and with less use configuration
tweaking on linux systems than windows.
For "support building this system" you're on your own. This is an open
source project, we give you the software, documentation, manuals and
to a community (via the ag-tech mailing list) for free. We can't really
afford to offer you more than that ;-).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-info at mcs.anl.gov
> [mailto:owner-ag-info at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Patrick Johnson
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 4:48 PM
> To: ag-info at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: AGN OS
> I've been tasked with building an Access Grid Node. Reading
> the Access Grid Hardware Specification by Robert Olson, it
> recommends building a Display computer running windows 2000
> pro, a Video Capture computer running an AG distribution of
> Red Hat Linux, an Audio Capture computer running the AG linux
> distribution, and a control computer running windows 98.
> I was looking a the website
wnload.html and notice that there was support for Windows XP.
> My questions are . Is there any reason I shouldn't use
> Windows XP and can I use XP in place of Red Hat?
> Whom should I contact for support building this system?
> Patrick Johnson
> Integrated Media Systems
> 1260 N. Fee Ana
> Anaheim, CA 92807
> office: 714-579-4100
> cell: 714-225-0666
> pjohnson at imsav.com
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