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DevCloud needs to be more Devish

User01
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The Intel DevCloud needs to be more Devish. But not too Devish. How long will that take?

 

I realize that many cluster architectures call for minimal OS images to be used on compute nodes. This can make node utilization more efficient and ease cluster administration by way of a minimal security attack surface and minimal set of packages to maintain and patch.

 

However, for a developer-focused cluster, it would really be helpful to have more dev packages in place. Some examples:

https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/pkg-config

https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/libxml2-dev

https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/libxslt1-dev

https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/openjdk-17-jdk

 

Following the chain of C or C++ package dependencies to download to ~/src and compile locally in ~/opt can be very tedious. And it is almost impossible to build anything without at least pkg-config. This is not as big a deal for languages with package managers such as Python, but much of the DevCloud tooling enables C/C++ and Fortran development use cases.

 

It seems that having more of Ubuntu's "*-dev" packages available via a shared file-system mount would significantly increase the usability of the cluster for exploratory development without affecting the compute nodes beyond including more files from a network mounted storage location.

 

Intel Support - please consider making more "*-dev" packages available on DevCloud.

 

References

https://dilbert.com/strip/1999-12-03

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AbhijeetJ_Intel
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Hi,


Thank you for your feedback.

We have provided this to relevant team.

At this moment there is no visibility when it will be implemented and available for use.

Please let us know if we can go ahead and close this case?

 

Regards


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AbhijeetJ_Intel
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Hi,

Thank you for the feedback.

We have forwarded your query to the concerned team.

Regards

Abhijeet


AbhijeetJ_Intel
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Hi,


Thank you for your feedback.

We have provided this to relevant team.

At this moment there is no visibility when it will be implemented and available for use.

Please let us know if we can go ahead and close this case?

 

Regards


AbhijeetJ_Intel
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Hi,

 

We assume that your issue is resolved. If you need any additional information, please post a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel.


Regards

Abhijeet


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