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.)

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Here's a new article from Sun engineers on the BigAdmin site for sys admins. Find out how to configure and deploy the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System for Oracle RAC infrastructure, using the Solaris OS or RHEL.

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.)

Thursday Mar 05, 2009

Lustre File System - Demo Quick Start Guide

This new Sun BluePrints cookbook is for non-Linux users. See how to set up a demo of the Linux-based Lustre file system (a scalable, secure, robust, and highly available cluster file system for large computing clusters) using small servers, workstations, PCs, or other available hardware. (Note: Registration is required for Sun BluePrints publications.)

Friday Feb 27, 2009

MySQL Guide for Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This Sun BluePrints paper demonstrates how Sun's unified storage systems can share NFS and iSCSI file systems with MySQL database servers deployed on Sun SPARC and x86 servers running the Solaris OS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2. (Registration required.)

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.

Tuesday Dec 30, 2008

A DBA's Journey in the Sun: Solaris and OpenSolaris Over Linux

George Trujillo blogs about the advantages of Solaris and OpenSolaris over Linux, from a DBA's viewpoint. Lots of resources under the "Great links on advantages of running Solaris" section.

Monday Nov 10, 2008

Sun's Benchmarks and World Records

Here are 350+ world-record benchmarks set by Sun products, including new results for Sun Fire T5440 servers and for servers with Intel and AMD x64 processors running the Solaris OS and Linux.

Wednesday Oct 01, 2008

Sun Cluster Software Support for Solaris 8/9 Containers and Linux Containers

Ever wonder if Sun Cluster software supports Solaris 8 and 9 Containers or Linux Containers? This FAQ describes three patches that support solaris8, solaris9, and lx branded zones. Also, there's a link to a blog that describes how Solaris Containers offer a phased approach to upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS.

Wednesday Aug 20, 2008

Debugging on the AMD64 Platform: Finding Argument Values

Poonam Bajaj's new article discusses the parameter passing convention used on the AMD64 platform, possible difficulties, and a workaround.

Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

Event: Open Source Days (Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 3-4)

Sidsel Jensen, Sun campus ambassador at the University of Copenhagen, announces the 11th annual Open Source Days to be held in Denmark in October.

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Friday Jun 20, 2008

OpenSolaris and Linux on One USB Stick for Dual Usage

New article from the community: Learn how to create a dual-bootable USB stick that runs the OpenSolaris OS for x86 platforms and Linux, to use for rescue tasks on both operating systems. You can also boot the USB stick in the QEMU virtual machine for maintenance tasks.

Wednesday Jun 04, 2008

Wiki: Using Disk Labels on Linux File Systems

This tech tip from the community describes how to use disk labels on Linux file systems. This is better than hard coding device names, since device names can change when devices are added or removed.

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Sun's VirtualBox 1.6.0 Now Available

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also open-source software. Check out VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) and other editions. Read more.

Thursday May 15, 2008

Wiki: Access a Partition in the Solaris OS From a Different OS

This wiki tech tip comes from our sys admin community. Here is a method for reading data from or writing data to Solaris partitions from within Microsoft Windows or Linux.

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