Intel® Cluster Ready Recipes for OSCAR-Pro*

By Werner Krotz, Published: 03/04/2012, Last Updated: 03/04/2012

Save time as you create robust Intel® Cluster Ready systems. Intel Cluster Ready reference designs – recipes – provide starting points to help hardware vendors, platform integrators, and system integrators design and build certified Intel Cluster Ready systems.

Recipes provide instructions to get you started configuring Intel® Xeon® processor-based systems into a copy of a certified implementation of the Intel Cluster Ready architecture specification. Use the Intel Cluster Ready specification for guidance as you add components and features that enhance capabilities, differentiate your cluster offerings, and add value for customers.
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This is a complete list of all Intel Cluster Ready recipes featuring the NEC* OSCAR-Pro* provisioning suite. Please note:

  • Recipes provide repeatable instructions, but do not include software itself.
  • Additional tools and requirements for achieving Intel Cluster Ready certification, including Intel® Cluster Checker, are available to partners of the Intel Cluster Ready program.
  • Each new system you create is subject to individual verification and certification to confirm that it follows the Intel Cluster Ready specification.

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5300 series

Reference Recipe Description Nodes† Last Update


July 8, 2008


June 18, 2008


Intel® Xeon® Processors 3200 series

Reference Recipe Description Nodes† Last Update


July 1, 2008

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†Indicates the actual number of nodes in the recipe used to certify the reference implementation as Intel® Cluster Ready. The same recipe may be used to scale up to 2N nodes, where N is the number of nodes recorded for the original certified cluster. For example, a certified 32-node recipe means that a 16-node cluster is considered certified, as would any number of nodes from 4 to 64 based on the same recipe. Read more about scaling your certified clusters in the white paper, Mass-Producing Your Certified Cluster Solutions.

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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