|Jul19-11, 06:04 PM||#1|
What is the best Unix like OS for mathematical computation?
I want to basically have a dedicated machine for running scientific computation programs and be able to access it remotely anywhere using a laptop/netbook. That means I donít care much about GUIs. Iím used to using Unix and am perfectly fine with doing everything through a command window. At the same time however, Iím not a skilled programmer and want whichever is easiest to set-up and run things on. I also, need the OS to be able to run MATLAB.
So basically I want to find out which is the best OS for creating numerical analysis programs in C/C++/Fortran/MATLAB which leads me to these questions:
Also on a slightly related topic, can I just build my own home server for cheap? By cheap I mean a budget under $2,500
|Jul24-11, 10:13 AM||#2|
I think the better unix OS is debian, but it's something complicated for using because need knowledge of shell script , so I recommend you to use Ubuntu.
And the server... you can turn your computer in server, there is a lot of software to can do this.
|Jul24-11, 12:59 PM||#3|
I haven't used it myself, but Scientific Linux, which is a joint project of FermiLab and CERN, might fit your needs. It's based on RHEL.
Any of the Linuxes should work, though. Not sure about BSDs, with ports it might work.
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