OpenHPC to Lead Tutorial at PEARC17

Join OpenHPC Technical Steering Committee members on a walk through of Getting Started With OpenHPC at PEARC17.

Gain insights and experience from core contributors to the OpenHPC stack as they lead a thorough introduction and overview of the OpenHPC community project at PEARC17 in New Orleans July 9-13. This half-day session (taking place on July 10) will be organized into two primary phases:

  1. a lecture phase highlighting ...
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OpenHPC Announces Release of v1.2.1

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenHPC, v1.2.1.

This is an update release against OHPC 1.2 that provides a small number of fixes and minor component changes. Users who previously enabled the OHPC 1.2 repository via the ohpc-release package will have access to the updates available in 1.2.1 and no additional repository enablement should be necessary.

Note that updates will be visible once your local package manager repo metadata is refreshed. For yum, ...

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OpenHPC Technical Steering Committee Year in Review

The OpenHPC Technical Steering Committee adjourned its regular meetings for the remainder of the calendar year. We would like to thank the entire community for the success of this project and in particular thank the volunteer contributors to the Technical Steering Committee.

Here are some of the highlights from 2016

  • Formalized governance process with governing board and this Technical Steering Committee (TSC) as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project
  • TSC formally begins meeting at beginning of June 2016:
    • settles on updated mission/vision statements
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OpenHPC 1.2 Released

The OpenHPC Technical Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of OpenHPC, v1.2.

At SC16 in Salt Lake City, project lead Karl Schulz announced the latest release of the OpenHPC project.

This minor release includes several new components, a significant number of component version updates, and a Tech Preview of ARM aarch64 builds. The number of available installation recipe guides has also expanded to support an additional resource manager option (PBS Professional) and the aarch64 architecture.

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Learn about Cluster Computing with OpenHPC at HPC Sys Pros

OpenHPC Project Lead Karl Schulz will be presenting at the inaugural HPC Systems Professionals Workshop on Nov. 14.

The workshop is designed as a platform for discussing the unique challenges that come from supporting large-scale, high performance systems.

In this three hour workshop, Karl will participate in a panel on: “Recruiting and Professional Development of HPC Systems Professionals.” In addition he will present on Cluster Computing with OpenHPC.

Find more details here.

 

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Energy Efficiency Key European HPC Strength

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David BrayfordLRZ
Dr. David Brayford is a scientific HPC consultant at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) with extensive experience in HPC, 3D computer graphics including device driver development & physics based photorealistic rendering, scientific and medical software development. At LRZ, Dr. Brayford develops highly ...

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The HPC Community Needs Standards

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In November 2015 Altair announced its decision to open source PBS Professional, the workload manager and job scheduler of the PBS Works suite, which was awarded “Best HPC Software or Technology” in 2014’s HPCwire Reader’s Choice Awards. The decision involves working with OpenHPC to integrate PBS Professional with the OpenHPC software stack.

We had a chance to talk with Dr. Bill Nitzberg, CTO of the PBS Works division at Altair, and internationally recognized ...

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HPC Open Source Software Lacks Cohesion

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Dr. Marc Snir is a parallel computing pioneer whose innovative work has advanced the elite supercomputing systems that drive scientific discovery. Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Snir is also the Michael Faiman and Saburo Muroga Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), a department he led from 2001-2007.

An Argonne Distinguished Fellow, AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, and IEEE Fellow, ...

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Japan’s RIKEN is Strong HPC Open Source Software Supporter

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OpenHPC member RIKEN is Japan’s largest research institution. It has approximately 3000 scientists on seven campuses across Japan, the main one just outside of Tokyo. The full Japanese name of RIKEN is Rikagaku Kenkyūsho (理化学研究所), which means “The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research,” though it now also conducts research in biology and other fields. It’s commonly abbreviated as RIKEN (理研). It is almost entirely funded by the Japanese government, and its annual ...

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Developing Strong Open Source Communities

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The High Performance Computing (HPC) market is moving away from RISC/UNIX symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) servers and proprietary cluster platforms. It’s moving toward Linux industry standard servers and clusters. This trend is reducing costs and allowing enterprises that do not consider themselves involved in supercomputing to adopt HPC. This is seen in a wide range of applications such as financial analysis and portfolio management, digital ...

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