Thursday Sep 04, 2008

Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0

As I mentioned yesterday the next release of ClusterTools is out today... below is an official announcement.

Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 is based on Open MPI 1.3 and it is the first release of ClusterTools to include support for Linux platforms as well as Solaris. It also provides support for MPI application profiling with Sun Studio Performance Analyzer (available in Studio Express 7/2008). MPI is the dominant programming paradigm for cluster applications in High Performance Computing (HPC), and HPC ClusterTools provides a production-quality MPI -- supported by Sun -- which is crucial to today's compute-intensive HPC workloads.

Key features of HPC ClusterTools 8.0 include:

  • Support for Linux (RHEL 4&5, SLES 9&10), Solaris 10, OpenSolaris
  • Support for Sun Studio compilers and tools and GNU/gcc toolchains on both Solaris and Linux OSs
  • MPI profiling support with Sun Studio Analyzer, plus support for VampirTrace and MPI PERUSE
  • Infiniband multi-rail support
  • Mellanox ConnectX Infiniband support
  • DTrace provider support on Solaris
  • Enhanced performance and scalability, including processor affinity support
  • Support for InfiniBand, GbE, 10GbE, and Myrinet interconnects
  • Plug-ins for Sun Grid Engine (SGE) and Portable Batch System (PBS)
  • Full MPI-2 standard compliance, including MPI I/O and one sided communication

For what it's worth.

Wednesday Sep 03, 2008

When did that happen

So a couple of updates... and trying to re-jumpstart myself to get back into blogging... I have ended up community building on twitter lately (@dlacher). So I thought I would share some updates on what the heck I have been up to, what I am doing and some general catch up.

My team has been working on getting the next release of Sun HPC ClusterTools, should drop any day now. With in some testing for follow I have been working with getting ClusterTools up in pkg.opensolaris.org. I have to tell you, I love pkg and I can't wait for caiman.

On a personal note, my backpacking / hiking season has more than likely ended for this season, since I don't winter backpack. Turns out that a knee injury from a few years back has come back and is not subsiding this time. A few year back I found that the meniscus in my right knee has two tears in it. Then the pain went away and all was back to well so nothing was to correct the tears... could be now is the time for the corrective methods, I will find out more in a couple of days. So my backpacking partner knows all of this and is not allowing me to go with on the trek that we had planed for North Manitou Island again this year. I just hope that rehab if the knee has to go in for corrective measures heals fast and I can still make the 20 mile day hike in November.

So that is the catch up, I thought I would leave you today with a simple yet wonderful recipe for marinated tomatoes.

Marinated Tomatoes
  • 3 large tomatoes sliced
  • 1/3 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
Shake well & chill. Pour over tomatoes. Enjoy

For what it's worth.

Wednesday Oct 04, 2006

OpenSolaris / PowerPC Code Release

Bring on opensolaris to my laptop. I just saw the announcment that the opensolaris powerpc code has been released.
Sun Labs has released some initial code in the effort to port OpenSolaris to the PowerPC architecture. Per the announcement, "This source contribution provides the community with a functional Solaris PowerPC development environment on selected target platforms. This is a modest, but important step toward reaching the goal of developing the Solaris PowerPC port project to the point where it includes the latest source tree, provides a shell or single user prompt on the target platform, and has enhanced debugging, ie: KMDB."

For what it's worth.

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