SpyderByte.com ;Technical Portals 
 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 Advertising/Sponsorship Search Privacy
More Links
  • http://oscar.openclustergroup.org/
  • http://oscar.openclustergroup.org/
  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/oscar
  • http://www.OpenClusterGroup.org
  • http://www.OpenClusterGroup.org/HA-OSCAR

  • Research and Services
    Cluster Quoter (HPC Cluster RFQ)
    Hardware Vendors
    Software Vendors
    HPC Consultants
    Training Vendors
    Latest News
    News Archives
    Search Archives
    Featured Articles
    Cluster Builder
    User Groups
    Golden Eggs (Configuration Diagrams)
    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
    Cluster Monkey (Doug Eadline, et al)
    HPCWire (Tabor Communications)
    Scalability.org (Dr. Joe Landman)

    Beowulf Users Group
    High Performance Computing Clusters
    Thinking Parallel
    The Aggregate
    Cluster Computing Info Centre
    Coyote Gultch
    Robert Brown's Beowulf Page
    FM.net: Scientific/Engineering
    HPC User Forum
    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...

    Latest News

    OSCAR 5.0 released, Open Source Cluster Application Resources toolkit
    Posted by Michael Edwards, Monday November 20 2006 @ 04:08PM EST

    The OSCAR working group has released a new version of the Open Source Cluster Application Resources (OSCAR) toolkit, OSCAR 5.0.

    OSCAR is a software package that supports the use of high-performance computing by reducing the work of cluster configuration, installation, operation, and management. The infrastructure underlying OSCAR 5.0 has been completely reworked to include smart package managers, yum based image building and package installs, easier client updating by using a repository based approach, and optimized start ups to reduce build time. Another long anticipated feature added in 5.0 is the ability to support multiple Linux distributions and architectures on the same cluster.

    Many other improvements to the OSCAR infrastructure, including better prerequisite handling and pre-installation system configuration checking, should make installation smoother than ever. Less time is wasted downloading packages for installation types which are not of interest, due to a shift to modular distribution tarbals.

    A new utility called netbootmgr greatly reduces the amount of time spent mucking about in the BIOS by centrally managing a nodes behavior when a network boot is detected. You can easily switch nodes from accepting new images to booting off their local hard drive and back again from an easy to use interface.

    Node Image deployment is also faster and easier to keep track of with new, scalable bittorrent deployment options and an improved deployment monitor. A new deployment kernel for systemimager means improved hardware support, and the newly redesigned "Use Your Own Kernel" functionality means better support for bleeding edge equipment and customized kernels.

    As one would expect, the packages included with OSCAR 5.0 have been updated, including Maui 3.2.6p14, Torque 2.0.0p8, LAM MPI 7.1.2, MPICH 1.2.7, and Ganglia 3.0.3. OpenMPI 1.1.1 and Sun Grid Engine (SGE) 6.0u8 are also now included as core packages.

    Looking toward future releases, a new package and database structure was designed to prepare OSCAR for Debian support.

    OSCAR 5.0 has been fully tested for use with both IA32 processors and x86_64 processors under Fedora Core 4 & 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, Scientific Linux 4, and CentOS 4. Mandrivia 2006 and SuSE Linux 10.0 (OpenSuSE) were also tested for IA32.

    OSCAR 5.0, previous OSCAR versions, and additional information about the OSCAR project are available from the OSCAR web site:


    The OSCAR working group is a consortium of industry, academic and research participants. Organizations who contributed to OSCAR 5.0 include Revolution Linux, Bald Guy Software, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, NEC HPC Europe, IBM, Intel, Indiana University, Louisiana Tech University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. OSCAR is the product of the OSCAR working group of the Open Cluster Group (OCG). OCG is dedicated to making cluster computing practical. The OCG and its subgroups are open to all.

    Related resources:

    < Vendors Hope Turnkey Systems Fit HPC Users | Introducing CePOINT Quad Xeon Dual-Core MP 7100 series server! >




    Cluster Monkey

    Golden Eggs
    (HP Visual Diagram and Config Guides)
    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
    DL365 System 2600Mhz 2P 1U Opteron Dual Core
    DL360 G5 System 3000Mhz 2P 1U EM64T Dual/Quad Core
    DL385 G2 2600Mhz 2P Opteron Dual Core
    DL380 G5 3000Mhz 2P EM64T Dual/Quad Core
    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
    Montecito 2P-16P, rx2660-rx8640 (multi-system diagram)
    rx2660 1600MHz 2P 2U Montecito Systems and Cluster
    rx6600 1600MHz 4P 7U Single & Cluster
    rx3600 1600MHz 2P 4U Single & Cluster
    rx2620 1600MHz 2P 2U Single & Cluster
    Superdome 64P base configuration
    Integrity Family Portrait (rx1620 thru rx8620), IA64
    rx1620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    rx2620 1600MHz 2P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    rx4640 1600MHz 4P MSA1000 Cluster IA64
    rx7620 1600MHz 8P 10U Systems and MSA1000 Cluster
    rx8620 1600MHz 16P 17U Systems and MSA1000 Cluster
    MSA30-MI Dual SCSI Cluster, rx3600, rx6600 and rx2660
    MSA30-MI Dual SCSI Cluster, rx1620...rx4640
    MSA500 G2, SCSI
    MSA1510i IP SAN 48TB, SCSI and SATA
    MSA1500 48TB, SCSI and SATA
    Dual Core AMD64 and EM64T systems with MSA1500

    Appro: Enterprise and High Performance Computing Whitepapers
    Is Your HPC Cluster Ready for Multi-core Processors?:
    Multi-core processors bring new challenges and opportunities for the HPC cluster. Get a first look at utilizing these processors and strategies for better performance.

    Accelerating Results through Innovation:
    Achieve maximum compute power and efficiency with Appro Cluster Solutions. Our highly scalable clusters are designed to seamlessly integrate with existing high performance, scientific, technical, and commercial computing environments.
    Keeping Your Cool in the Data Center:
    Rethinking IT architecture and infrastructure is not a simple job. This whitepaper helps IT managers overcome challenges with thermal, power, and system management.

    Unlocking the Value of IT with Appro HyperBlade:
    A fully integrated cluster combining advantages of blade and rack-mount servers for a flexible, modular, scalable architecture designed for Enterprise and HPC applications.
    AMD Opteron-based products | Intel Xeon-based products

    Hewlett-Packard: Linux High Performance Computing Whitepapers
    Unified Cluster Portfolio:
    A comprehensive, modular package of tested and pre-configured hardware, software and services for scalable computation, data management and visualization.

    Your Fast Track to Cluster Deployment:
    Designed to enable faster ordering and configuration, shorter delivery times and increased savings. Customers can select from a menu of popular cluster components, which are then factory assembled into pre-defined configurations with optional software installation.
    Message Passing Interface library (HP-MPI):
    A high performance and production quality implementation of the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) standard for HP servers and workstations.

    Cluster Platform Express:
    Cluster Platform Express comes straight to you, factory assembled and available with pre-installed software for cluster management, and ready for deployment.
    AMD Opteron-based ProLiant nodes | Intel Xeon-based ProLiant nodes

    Home About News Archives Contribute News, Articles, Press Releases Mobile Edition Contact Advertising/Sponsorship Search Privacy
         Copyright © 2001-2007 LinuxHPC.org
    Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds
    All other trademarks are those of their owners.
      SpyderByte.com ;Technical Portals