Intel® Cluster Ready Newsletter Q1 2012

View all Partner Newsletter articles at a glance ›

Subscribe today ›

Feature Stories

HPC Everywhere! 
The pieces are falling into place for a surge in HPC adoption across millions of small to medium-sized businesses. Learn more about this vast new market and how Intel® Cluster Ready can help you engage successfully with this new class of customer.

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family (Sandy Bridge-EP) – Launched 
Are you ready to deliver a major leap in cluster performance and capability to your customers? The new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family has arrived, and it provides more computing resources across virtually every dimension. Get the details and access resources that will help you get powerful new clusters to market faster and with less effort. Read more.

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family & Intel® Cluster Ready Toolkit
Technical High-Performance Computing got a huge boost last week with the launch of the new Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 product family (Sandy Bridge-EP). To help you take full advantage of Intel Cluster Ready and the latest Intel Xeon Processor, a "toolkit" of content has been developed to provide you with new platform messaging, technical tools, and deployments of Intel Cluster Ready E5 systems. Find the resources here.

Tips & Tricks

Intel® Cluster Checker 1.8 Execution Time

To help you estimate execution time during trouble shooting, this article lists reference times for a full execution on different node counts, similar to the one required for Intel Cluster Ready architecture compliance. Read more.

Using Intel Cluster Checker to Test MPI Applications Running Over InfiniBand*
Learn how Intel Cluster Checker can act as an MPI application proxy in your cluster. Full-fledged automated checks on the required environment, runtimes and proper functionality are no-brainers! Learn how.

Partner Highlights

World-Class Supercomputing on a Flexible, Standards-based Cluster
When the Center for Computing and Communication at RWTH Aachen University decided to upgrade its high-performance computing (HPC) system, Bull, science+computing and Intel Cluster Ready helped deliver powerful, flexible HPC resources to more than a thousand researchers. Read more.

Test Drive Your Application on an HPC Cluster in the Cloud
Using UniCloud*, an HPC platform-as-a-service product from Univa, you can setup an Intel Cluster Ready cluster in a public cloud, such as Amazon EC2*, in a matter of minutes. It’s a low-cost, low-risk way to find out how HPC cluster computing can help you accomplish more in less time—or to supplement existing cluster resources. (Please work with your ISV to secure application licenses for Cloud usage.) Learn more.

New Intel Cluster Ready Partner Registrations 
Intel Cluster Ready registered applications ensure they are interoperable with the full range of certified cluster systems. This gives customers a broader, simpler choice of cluster hardware that can run your application and deliver optimal performance. Below is a list of new Intel Cluster Ready registered software solutions. 

Intel® Cluster Ready News

New Intel Cluster Ready Recipes 
Two new Reference Designs (recipes) for the Intel® Xeon® Processor E52600 product family powered servers are now available. Providing a very simple HPC cluster deployment in the fewest steps, the designs use Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) version 5.2 as commercial provisioning system and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for the Operating System (OS). Bright Cluster Manager 5.2 using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 installs the cluster with RHEL 6.2 providing full usage of all the latest Intel Xeon processor features (AVX extensions, Intel TXT technology, and others). Bright Cluster Manager 5.2 using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 installs RHEL 5.7 allowing flexibility to choose the OS that better fits the HPC applications targeted by the end user.

To get started designing and building Intel Cluster Ready systems using these new recipes or other pre-certified cluster reference designs click here.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.