So I’ve got this computer cluster to manage, and it’s becoming a bit of a PITA to figure out what to run on it. See, it’s a multi-core system, which is peachy and all, but I have no idea if any Linux distros have been optimized to properly scale to multicore systems. Secondly, I don’t know if any schedulers have been put up to the task either.

If anyone has any information on this, I’d love to hear it. My main choices for operating systems right now are Gentoo and Debian, and the scheduler is between Maui Scheduler and Sun Grid Engine.