Title

Boise State Automated Cluster Installer Upgrade

Type of Culminating Activity

Graduate Student Project

Graduation Date

5-2009

Degree Title

Master of Science in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

Major Advisor

Amit Jain

Abstract

This paper gives a general overview of the type of HPC (high performance computing) cluster installed by the Boise State Automated Cluster Installer, or BSACI. The installation tool and its various components are then described in detail. A description of how to upgrade the installation tool is given, illustrated with specific examples from the Fedora Core 5 to Fedora 7 upgrade.