Intel® Cluster Ready Partner Newsletter Q4 2012 - Tips & Tricks Actions

Intel® Cluster Checker 2.0

What’s new? Intel® Cluster Checker version 2.0 provides many new and improved features and includes support for third generation Intel® Core™ (codename Ivy Bridge) processors. All the packaged High Performance Computing benchmarks were rebuilt using latest releases of the Intel® Cluster Tools. The list of test modules was streamlined by merging similar checks as well.  Read more.

Tips and Tricks. The tool has switched the main cluster-wide benchmark from HPCC to HPL. This allows a faster but still representative check by default, and can be reconfigured for a stress exercise of the system.  Read how.

Intel® Xeon Phi Support. One of the key benefits of Intel Cluster Checker is that it acts as a real-like user executing commands in the console. The required knowledge to identify what to execute and what to check is then available to anyone.  Read more.

Adopting Intel Cluster Checker as an Overnight Quality Gate. Imagine a cluster that runs Intel® Cluster Checker on a fixed schedule and even reports failures automatically. By using a few extra tools, some of which may already exist on your system, one could have a self-checking cluster in just a few steps. Read how.

See the Intel Cluster Checker product documentation for more details. To download the latest release, log into the Intel® Registration Center and click on the Intel® Cluster Checker product.

New Recipes from Intel® Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance (ESAA)

Intel® Enabled Solutions Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) is scheduled to release High Performance Compute (HPC) recipes supporting Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors on S2600GZ-based systems, as well as HPC recipes supporting S4600LT2-based and S4600LH2-based systems this quarter. These recipes will support Bright Cluster Manager* or Warewulf provisioning software on Red Hat* or CentOS operating systems, and will provide instructions on building an ICR-compliant cluster using these building blocks. For these and other recipes, look here.

Look For Intel® Cluster Ready

When you see the Intel Cluster Ready name, you can be assured the cluster solution complies with the Intel Cluster Ready specification and has passed the tests of the Intel® Cluster Checker.

For more information read the Intel® Cluster Ready Usage Guidelines.

Look for Intel Cluster Ready solution vendors.

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