Intel® Cluster Checker Release Notes and New Features

This page provides the current Release Notes for Intel® Cluster Checker. The notes are categorized by year, from newest to oldest, with individual releases listed within each year.

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2019

Update 4.0 (only available through Intel® Parallel Studio XE)

Linux* Release Notes

  • Enhanced functionality for testing memory uniformity.
  • Added flexibility on checks for memlock limits to InfiniBand and Intel(R) Omni-Path Architecture (Intel(R) OPA) checks.
  • Improved support for diskless clusters.
  • Improved messages and bug fixes.
Update 3.5

Linux* Release Notes

  • Added support for checking of second-generation Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processors by privileged or non-privileged users.
  • Updated support for validation of Intel(R) Select Solutions for Simulation and Modeling to include the second-generation Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processor solution.
  • Added support for checking Intel(R) Optan(TM) DC Persistent Memory configurations and uniformity.
  • Included support for second-generation Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processor with the Intel HPC Platform Specification.
  • Added checking for the Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2019.0 runtimes.
Update 2.1

Linux* Release Notes

  • Updated support for validation of Intel(R) Select Solutions for Simulation and Modeling.
  • Added in support for Intel HPC Platform Specification 2018.0.
  • Intel(R) Cluster Checker 2019 Update 2.1 includes functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.
Update 2

Linux* Release Notes

  • Intel(R) Cluster Checker 2019 Update 2 includes functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.
Initial Release

Linux* Release Notes

  • New 'clck' command simplifies execution with a single command.
  • Added improved output messaging:
    • New compact summary output provided on screen.
    • Details of analysis provided in the output logfile.
    • Simplified scheme to assess issues as ‘CRITICAL’, ‘WARNING’, or ‘INFORMATIONAL’
    • Added –R option for specifying where results are written.
    • Changed -o option to specify where log output is written.
  • Added performance threshold checking for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) Processor x205 Product Family.
  • Added -X command line option, allowing a user to obtain a list of available framework definitions and their respective descriptions on data collected and analysis tests.
  • Added the ability to mark two snapshots of a cluster state to identify changes. Currently supported with the following framework definitions: rpm_snapshot, hardware_snapshot, files_snapshot.
  • Added a user option to collect any missing or old data before analysis.
  • Added ability to collect data on a cluster that does not have pdsh if the Intel(R) MPI Library is installed.
  • Added the ability to collect data without specifying a node file if nodes are allocated through SLURM.
  • Added in support for validation of Intel(R) Select Solutions for Simulation and Modeling.
  • New Intel(R) Cluster Checker API.

2018

Update 3

Linux* Release Notes

  • Resolved an issue with running lshw without privileged access.
Update 2

Linux* Release Notes

  • Added support for Intel(R) Select Solutions Framework Definitions.
Update 1

Linux* Release Notes

  • Enabled provider configuration as part of Framework Definitions.
  • Enabled latest Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors.
  • Renamed predefined Framework Definition names to be more informative.
  • Added support for the SGEMM benchmark.
  • Improved memory checking.
  • Enhanced user visible message output.
  • Added checks for Intel(R) Omni-Path Fabric subnets.
  • Bug fixes.
Initial Release

Linux* Release Notes

  • Added support for Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processors.
  • Added Framework Definition feature to allow for customization of analysis.
  • Added support for Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology validation.
  • Added support for analysis from multiple database sources.
  • Updated samples and SDK.
  • Converted documentation to online format.
  • Enhanced Intel(R) Omni-Path Architecture validation.
  • Added OpenFabrics Interfaces support.
  • Enhanced user viewable message output.
  • Bug fixes

2017

Update 2

Linux* Release Notes

  • Additional support for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) Product Family x200 processors.
  • Additional support for Intel(R) Omni-Path Architecture.
  • Bug fixes.
Update 1

Linux* Release Notes

  • Added Intel(R) Scalable System Framework support.
  • Deprecated support for Intel(R) Cluster Ready.
  • Added additional support for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) Product Family x200 processors.
  • Removed heartbeat functionality.
  • Bug fixes.
Initial Release

Linux* Release Notes

  • Added support for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) Product Family x200 processors.
  • Added support for the Lustre* file system.
  • Significantly improved analysis performance for large databases.
  • Extended the API to provide the ability to collect data.
  • The separate analyzer (clck.xml) and data collection (clckd.xml) configuration files were merged into a single file (clck.xml). Previous configuration files are not compatible.
  • Allows more granular suppressions. See the section on suppressions in the User's Guide for more information.
  • The asynchronous data collection daemons, clckd and clck-serverd, have been replaced by a plugin to the Open Resilient Cluster Manager* (ORCM). See orcm/README for more information. The ORCM plugin is a technical preview feature; please see the Known Limitation section for its current limitations.
  • Databases from previous versions of the product are incompatible with version 2017 due to database schema changes.
  • The samples have been moved online and are no longer distributed as part of the product. They are now available at the URL below: https://software.intel.com/en-us/product-code-samples?topic=20903
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