Tuesday Nov 24, 2009

From Sun BluePrints: Sun Business Ready HPC for Altair RADIOSS

This article gives an overview of running RADIOSS in a high-performance clustered environment on Sun systems. Sample performance data and suggestions for designing and configuring optimal solutions for a variety of workload sizes are presented. (Registration required.)

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.)

Thursday Oct 01, 2009

Free eBook: HPC for Dummies

This special edition eBook from Sun and AMD shares details on real-world uses of HPC, explains the different types of HPC, guides you on how to choose between different suppliers, and provides benchmarks and guidelines you can use to get your system up and running. (Registration required.)

Friday Sep 11, 2009

Sun BluePrints Paper: Sun Business Ready HPC for ANSYS FLUENT

Here's an overview of configuration requirements for running ANSYS FLUENT in a high-performance clustered environment on Sun systems. (Registration required for this Sun BluePrints doc.)

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).

Tuesday May 19, 2009

Register Now for the 2009 Sun HPC Consortium (June 21-22, Hamburg, Germany)

Whether you're an application developer, CIO, or VP of research, if you're interested in high-performance computing, plan to attend the upcoming Sun High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium in Hamburg, just before the ISC09 Conference this June. Early bird registration ends May 21, so register now.

Friday May 08, 2009

Solving the HPC I/O Bottleneck: Sun Lustre Storage System

This Sun BluePrints paper describes the Sun Lustre Storage System, a simple-to-deploy storage environment based on the Lustre file system, Sun Fire servers, and Sun Open Storage platforms. (Requires login.)

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.)

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Live Webcast Today: Sun's New Open Network Systems

Sun's new Open Network Systems are the core building blocks for virtualization, web, business, HPC, and telco architectures. These systems are the industry's only x64 platforms that are optimized to take full advantage of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. Watch today's webcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. PDT. (See the time zone converter for your local time.)

Friday Feb 13, 2009

Resources for the Lustre File System

- Lustre Quick Start Guide: Lustre is the leading parallel file system for Linux clusters in HPC. This guide shows how to install and configure a  Lustre cluster from pre-packaged RPMs and source code.
- On-Demand eSeminar on Storage Cluster and the Lustre File System (60 minutes): The "Uncovering the HPC Bottleneck" eSeminar discusses how to create storage solutions for high-performance computing.

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.

Monday Nov 12, 2007

What's New in High-Performance Computing


Sun is launching an HPC community site for users, so you can interact with Sun's technical HPC experts. Also, check out the OpenSolaris developer community for HPC.

And here's a podcast about the new Sun Constellation System, an open petascale computing environment with high-performance storage and the OpenSolaris platform.

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