Sun HPC Software, Developer Edition 1.0 for OpenSolaris
By Lubomir Petrik on Jun 29, 2009
Just couple days ago, Sun announced the Sun HPC Software, Developer Edition 1.0 for OpenSolaris. It's a fully-featured HPC development environment that is distributed as a virtual machine (VM). It is based on OpenSolaris 2009.06 and includes pre-configured:
- Sun Grid Engine 6.2u3
- Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.1
- Sun Studio 12u1
- Sun Studio IDE Plugins
- Examples of DTrace and performance analysis
- Accounting and Reporting Console (ARCo)
The compelling feature for HPC developers is that this VM can add cluster resources from Amazon EC2 when local simulated 3-node cluster is insufficient. See the architecture diagram here.
If you wish to give it a try on VirtualBox rather than on VMware follow this blog post.