Partner Newsletter Q2 2011 Intel Cluster Ready Articles 4

Intel Cluster Ready News

Available Now: New Versions of Intel® Cluster Ready Specification
and Intel® Cluster Checker

The updated Intel® Cluster Ready Specification Version 1.2 and Intel® Cluster Checker Version 1.7 for Linux* are now available.

While most requirements remain unchanged, the updated specification contains a variety of features designed to increase the value of your Intel Cluster Ready partnership.

A major addition aims to address the need to balance backward compatibility and rapidly advancing technologies. The updated specification introduces a library requirement that solution providers will use to specify which version or versions of the Intel Cluster Ready architecture a given implementation supports. This capability should help solution providers deliver new technologies to market quickly while maintaining cluster stability. It also allows application developers to target architecture support by versions and solution providers.

The latest release of Intel Cluster Checker supports the evolving Intel Cluster Ready Specification version 1.2, and is backward compatible with version 1.1. Dozens of improvements and updates provide faster execution times, new test modules, broader Linux* OS support, and greater simplicity and control.

» Read more about the new features in Intel Cluster Checker 1.7
» Learn more about Intel Cluster Checker
» Download the Intel Cluster Ready Specification 1.2

See You at ISC’11 in Hamburg!

The Intel Cluster Ready team is looking forward to an exciting show at the International Supercomputing Conference, working with you to deliver the best solutions to your customers, expand the Intel Cluster Ready program, and promote the program’s value to our partners and your customers.

In addition to supporting your booth and floor activities, we invite you and your customers to our ISC’11 Customer Appreciation gathering. Please join us on Tuesday, June 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 for pizza and beer at the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg, High End (26th floor). Stop by Intel booth #530 to pick up an invitation.

We also hope to see you at two workshops held on June 19 in conjunction with ISC:

    • Intel’s Herbert Cornelius and Stephen Gillich will participate in the Mid Market HPC Workshop, discussing challenges and opportunities for small and medium businesses.

HPC Advisory Council and Intel® Cluster Ready
Deliver Application Guides

New Application Guides from Intel® Cluster Ready and the HPC Advisory Council can help your customers install, run, and benchmark HPC applications on their certified Intel Cluster Ready cluster. Get best practice guidelines from the HPC Advisory Council. Read the article at Cluster Connection and learn what’s available.


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