<zimoun>rekado: nice slides! Now, the audience is convinced that Guix rocks, for sure! :-)
<zimoun>civodul, rekado: at work, we are discussing to install 3 different OS on 3 different hardware (revamp an old cluster) for testing reproducibility and friends. The question is: which OS do you use in your lab? CentOS? Else?
<zimoun>Well, it appears to me already hard to convince HPC folks to install Guix on the top of any distro, so I will not try to convince them to install Guix System. Especially, when I am not personally convinced Guix System fits the constraints of cluster world. Anyway, we are drifting. :-)
<zimoun>civodul: Which OS (distro) is running on the cluster of your lab?
<rekado>proprietary firmware and drivers is not an obstacle to using Guix System; you’d just use a different kernel
<rekado>*third-party* proprietary stuff is a bigger obstacle
<rekado>but when your cluster depends on third-party proprietary modules you’ve already lost control over the design of your cluster anyway.
<rekado>I’m looking for inspiration for the upcoming workshop. It’s supposed to prepare participants to contribute to Guix, so we’ll go through parts of the contribution workflow and play with channels.
<rekado>for your past workshops do you have any materials (e.g. exercises or steps) you could share?