Friday Nov 13, 2009

From Sun BluePrints: Using Sun Ops Center with Sun HPC Software

Sun HPC Software, Linux Edition is an integrated open-source software solution for Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) clusters running on Sun hardware. This Sun BluePrints article describes how to configure the Sun Ops Center data center management tool to simplify the process of deploying and managing large-scale Linux HPC clusters. (Registration required.)

Monday Jul 06, 2009

Solid State Drives in HPC: Reducing the I/O Bottleneck

This Sun BluePrints article compares traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and the newer solid state drive (SSD) technology in high-performance computing applications. SSD devices can help correct the imbalance between processor and storage speed while also reducing energy usage and environmental impact. (Login required.)

Wednesday Jul 01, 2009

From Sun BluePrints: Sun Business Ready HPC for MD Nastran

This Sun BluePrints article (registration required) provides performance tuning recommendations and guidelines to allow an IT administrator or experienced MD Nastran user to configure MD Nastran and the hardware platform for optimum performance (reduced elapsed times).

Wednesday May 06, 2009

Sun's High Performance Computing Reference Architecture

This Sun BluePrints article describes Sun's Reference Architecture for High Performance Computing, a set of solutions designed to address the needs of both large and small supercomputing clusters. ((BluePrints documents require login.)

Monday Dec 15, 2008

High Performance Computing (HPC) Resources for System Administrators

The HPC hub on BigAdmin has lots of information on using HPC products, technologies, open source projects, and web sites like the Sun HPC Community Portal.

Wednesday Dec 03, 2008

Sun BluePrints Article: Booting Over Infiniband for Consolidation Savings

The high speed and low latency of InfiniBand make it the interconnect of choice for large High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters. This article describes how booting over InfiniBand (BoIB) can offer consolidation and scaling benefits for systems with tens to thousands of compute nodes.

Friday Oct 03, 2008

Event: Sun High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium (Austin, Texas, Nov. 15-17)

Sun's HPC staff and research customers will provide two and a half days of presentations and discussions on Sun technology, as well as some customer research projects undertaken with Sun and Sun partners. Customers and partners will be given the possibility to join a tour of the University of Texas TACC's Sun 570+ teraflop "Ranger" datacenter (limited number of tours; registration will be on site). Learn more.

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