Wednesday Jun 18, 2008

Giraffe pre-release of the Sun HPC Software, Linux Edition

After a quick sprint from February to June, and some mild bumps in between, Giraffe came to the Sun HPC Consortium and International SuperComputing '08 and announced our first public pre-release of Sun's HPC Software, Linux Edition. While we're still working out some of the kinks and bettering the stack in general, we wanted to be able to finally get the stack into the hands of others.

This pre-release offering comes in the form of a "build your own ISO" package, which includes tools that can be run on a local RPM-based system (RedHat, CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc.) that go out and fetch all the relevant pieces and build an ISO that can then be burned to DVD. Utilizing this shiny, new DVD, one can install a management node and build their very own linux-based HPC cluster.

Please, don't forget to also sign up to our community mailing list, that way we can all get involved in the conversation and really help each other figure out how to better not only the stack, but perhaps linux and HPC as well.

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