By Prasad Pai on Nov 11, 2007
Big day for Sun HPC Software today. At Day 2 of the HPC Consortium in Reno (prelude to Supercomputing 07), Sun announced a pre-built, tested and fully supported HPC Software stack on Solaris and Linux !! This will be available in Spring 2008. The stack consists of all Sun's HPC software components such as xVM Ops Center, Sun Studio, Cluster tools, Cluster File systems, Grid Engine, and more. Based on customer needs, other open source components can also be integrated into the stack. Requirements for this stack will be primarily driven by customer input and experiences. The CHS stack will also be available with a test suite that will allow customers to validate the stack in their own environments. Training and support are key focus areas for CHS stack program. Sun will certify CHS stack on Sun hardware (turnkey HPC solutions) and will make the certification tools available for partner solutions and customer driven deployments. The CHS team will have consultancy resources with Linux kernel and IB expertise. This is HUGE win for Sun HPC customers.