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HPC Pitfalls: The Costs of Free Software

Douglas Eadline is continuing his series of posts on HPC Pitfalls this week by taking on the notion that Free Software has no Cost: One of the biggest issues facing cluster administrators is upgrading software. Commonly, cluster users simply load a standard Linux release on each node and add some message-passing middleware (i.e., MPI) and a batch scheduler. This arrangement offers a quick victory for the administrator, but could cause serious upgrade issues and...

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Video: Scalability — How to Configure and Manage Scalability for Moab and Torque

In this video, Jason Booth and David Beer from Adaptive Computing present: Scalability — How to configure and manage scalability for Moab and Torque. Following that, Bryan Caron from Compute Canada presents a customer case study. In this talk we will outline the experiences of the centre with Moab and Torque in...

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Interview: Xyratex CEO Steve Barber on Raising the Bar for HPC Storage

In this video, Xyratex CEO Steve Barber discusses the company’s role in the HPC market as an OEM provider of high-speed storage systems based around the Lustre file system.

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Colfax Goes Cluster Ready with Sandy Bridge and Bright Comptuing

Colfax International is one of the first vendors out of the gate to have certified Intel Cluster Ready systems based on the new Sandy Bridge Xeon E5 processors. To get customers up and running quickly, the company announced that it will include a free trial of Bright Cluster Manager on...

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Video: OFA Code in Linux Distributions

In this video, Doug Ledford and Peter Martuccelli from Red Hat present: OFA Code in Linux Distributions. Recorded at the Open Fabrics Workshop on March 27, 2012 in Monterey, CA. Related posts:Interview with Doug Ledford of Red HatInterview: SUSE and Open FabricsVideo: Portals 4 Exascale...

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