SpyderByte: WinHPC.org EnterpriseLinux.org BigBlueLinux.org
 The #1 Site for News & Information Related to Linux High Performance Technical Computing, Linux High Availability and Linux Parallel Clustering
Home About News Archives Contribute News, Articles, Press Releases Mobile Edition Contact Sponsorship Search Privacy
More Links
  • Printer friendly version
  • Share this story

  • Research and Services
    Cluster Quoter
    Windows HPC News
    Cluster Builder
    Hardware Vendors
    Software Vendors
    Training Vendors
    Golden Eggs
    High Availability

    Submit News/Article/PR
    Latest News
    News Archives
    Search Archives
    Featured Articles
    User Groups
    Higher Education
    Cluster List
    Linux HPC News Update
    Stay current on Linux related HPC news, events and information.
    LinuxHPC Newsletter

    Other Mailing Lists:
    Linux High Availability
    Beowulf Mailing List
    Gelato.org (Linux Itanium)

    Linux HPC Links
    Beowulf Users Group
    Cluster Monkey
    High Performance Computing Clusters
    The Aggregate
    Cluster Benchmarks
    Cluster Computing Info Centre
    Coyote Gultch
    Linux Clustering Info Ctr.
    Robert Brown's Beowulf Page
    Sourceforge Cluster Foundry
    HPC DevChannel
    HPC User Forum
    News Feed
    LinuxHPC.org.org has an RSS/RDF feed if you wish to include it on your website.
    Mobile Edition

    Linux Cluster RFQ Form
    Reach Multiple Vendors With One Linux Cluster RFQ Form. Save time and effort, let LinuxHPC.org do all the leg work for you free of charge. Request A Quote...

    LinuxHPC.org is Looking for Interns - If you have experience with Linux clusters and/or cluster applications and you're interested in helping out with LinuxHPC.org let me know. I can promise the experience will be rewarding and educational, plus it'll make good resume fodder. You'll work with vendors and cluster users from around the world. We're also looking for writers and people to do hardware/software reviews. Contact Ken Farmer.

    Latest News

    HP: High Performance Made Simple
    Wednesday June 04 2003 @ 07:43PM EDT

    Companies in an expanding range of industries are using fully tested and certified cluster solutions with Linux to replace expensive proprietary systems.

    For many IT managers, "HPTC" might still conjure up images of the massive systems used by people in white coats at government and research institutions, but the rise of Intel-based clusters running Linux has made high-performance computing available to companies in a wider range of industries, including financial analysis, computer-aided design and engineering, electronic design automation, geosciences, demographic research, and many others.

    The Aberdeen Group recently projected that within the next few years, Linux will emerge as the primary operating system for HPTC. It also estimates that Linux is a viable choice for 80 percent of mid-range HPTC applications, as major ISVs move their applications to Linux.

    Dan Cox, manager of Linux Cluster Programs in HP's Industry Standard Server Group, says the surging popularity of Linux for HPTC is easy to understand. "People who are running big RISC UNIX machines are saying, 'I've got this proprietary RISC chip, which I pay a fortune for, and this proprietary UNIX, which I also pay a fortune for. And I pay a fortune for maintenance on it too. And, yes, the thing does run like a screaming Mimi, but with a clustered dual-processor Xeon system running Linux, I could get about 75 to 80 percent of the performance at a fraction of the cost.'"

    Cox says such systems are making HPTC available to more customers than ever before. "Take 32 nodes of HP ProLiant DL360s and put them together with Myrinet—high-bandwidth, low-latency interconnect—and it's going to perform like a Top 500 supercomputer for less than $250,000. That's why the Linux cluster phenomenon is booming."

    When it comes to clusters, most IT managers are looking for ease of installation, deployment, and management, as well as the ability to scale out. But according to Cox, "If you buy a typical 32-node OEM cluster, what you get delivered will be two or three pallets of parts. Perhaps for an additional charge the cluster hardware will be put together and even have some software loaded, but the customer is left to handle the integration and acceptance-testing of the cluster to ensure it meets their needs."

    HP, by contrast, is attempting to deliver an all-in-one solution, says Cox. "Customers can take it, plug it into the wall, and go. They won't have to worry about setup, testing, or loading the software because it's all been tested and certified by HP." The solution, Cox adds, will cable together properly and will be supported by HP's worldwide field service organization, as well as its worldwide consulting and integration services teams. These organizations can provide on-site architecture and performance planning to help customers choose the right cluster and size, and can provide expert education and training for both the hardware and software.

    HP offers customers a choice of certified management software, including Scyld Beowulf Professional Edition and Scali Universe XE, Scali Manage, ScaliMPI applications, as well as Rocks cluster management software from the San Diego Supercomputing Center. Developed on the ProLiant DL360, Rocks depends on ProLiant as its reference platform.

    HP continues to improve and expand its HPTC offerings to provide the solutions customers have been asking for, and it expects to announce further developments in the coming months. For more information on HP's HPTC Linux cluster initiatives, please visit HP online, http://www.hp.com/go/linuxclusters .

    < Dell does an about face on Itanium | c|net: Intel: Linux good for 32-chip server >



    Stay up-to-date on the Progress of Microsoft's Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

    Golden Eggs
    (HP Visual Diagram and Config Guides)
    HP Integrity Family Portrait, IA64
    rx1620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    rx2620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    rx4640 1600MHz 4P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    DL140 3060MHz 2P IA32
    DL140 G2 3600MHz 2P EM64T
    DL145 2600MHz 2P Opteron
    DL145 G2 2600MHz 2P Opteron Dual Core
    DL360 G4 3400MHz 2P EM64T
    DL360 G4p 3800MHz 2P EM64T
    DL380 G4 3800MHz 2P EM64T
    DL385 2800MHz 2P Opteron Dual Core
    DL560 3000MHz 4P IA32
    DL580 G3 3330MHz 4P EM64T
    DL585 2800MHz 4P Opteron Dual Core
    CP3000 32x DL140G2 & DL360G4p GigE EM64T
    CP4000 32x DL145G2 GigE Opteron, Dual Core
    CP4000 64x DL145 GigE Opteron
    CP4000 102x DL145 GigE Opteron
    CP4000 32x DL145 Myri Opteron
    Rocks Cluster 16-22 DL145 Opteron
    Rocks Cluster 30-46 DL145 Opteron
    Rocks Cluster 64-84 DL145 Opteron
    LC3000 GigaE 24-36 DL145 Opteron
    LC3000 Myri 16-32x DL145 Opteron
    LC3000 GigaE 16-22x DL145 Opteron
    LC2000 GigaE 16-22x DL360G3 Xeon
    MSA500 G2, SCSI
    MSA1510i IP SAN 48TB, SCSI and SATA
    MSA1500 48TB, SCSI and SATA
    Dual Core AMD64 and EM64T systems with MSA1500

    Linux Magazine
    At Newstands Now!Linux Magazine

    Click for King, North Carolina Forecast

    PageRank is Google`s measure of the importance of this page!


    Home About News Archives Contribute News, Articles, Press Releases Mobile Edition Contact Sponsorship Search Privacy
         Copyright © 2001-2006 LinuxHPC.org
    Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds
    All other trademarks are those of their owners.
      SpyderByte.com ;Technical Portals