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Intel® Cluster Ready Architecture Specification version 1.3.1 Summary

The Intel® Cluster Ready architecture specification version 1.3.1 has officially released as of July 2014.  This is a minor update from version 1.3 with most of the changes between the versions are

Authored by Brock Taylor (Intel) Last updated on 06/16/2016 - 09:44
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What’s new in Intel® Cluster Checker version 2.2

Intel® Cluster Checker version 2.2 is an update in conjunction with Intel® Cluster Ready Architecture Specification version 1.3.1 release and also adds additional functions and capabilities.

Authored by Brock Taylor (Intel) Last updated on 06/16/2016 - 09:36
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How to achieve an Intel Cluster Ready Certification with Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0 on a Cluster using the Intel® True Scale Fabric

This article describes the steps that are necessary to achieve an Intel® Cluster Ready Certification using Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0 on a cluster using the Intel® True Scale fabric. In order to comply with the requirements of the Intel® Cluster Ready architecture specification 1.3.1, certain aspects of the cluster configuration have to be checked. Those requirements may not necessarily be...
Authored by Andreas Hirstius (Intel) Last updated on 06/08/2016 - 15:09
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How to achieve an Intel® Cluster Ready Certification with Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0 on clusters with non-identical configuration of head and compute nodes

This article describes the steps that are necessary to achieve an Intel® Cluster Ready Certification using Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0 on a cluster where the head node and compute nodes are using different hardware or software configurations. The compute nodes use identical hardware and software configurations.
Authored by Andreas Hirstius (Intel) Last updated on 06/08/2016 - 15:09
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How to achieve an Intel® Cluster Ready Certification with Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0 on a Cluster using Mellanox InfiniBand HCAs

This article describes the steps that are necessary to achieve an Intel® Cluster Ready Certification using Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0 on a cluster using the Mellanox InfiniBand cluster interconnect. In order to comply with the requirements of the Intel® Cluster Ready architecture specification, certain aspects of the cluster configuration have to be checked. Those requirements may not...
Authored by Andreas Hirstius (Intel) Last updated on 06/08/2016 - 15:09
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How to handle mismatched InfiniBand HCA and switch speed with Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0

Intel® Cluster Checker v3.0 can detect the type of the InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter (HCA) that is installed in a cluster node.

Authored by Andreas Hirstius (Intel) Last updated on 05/07/2016 - 00:28
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How to use the Intel® Cluster Checker v3 SDK on a cluster using multiple Linux Distributions

Linux based HPC clusters can use different Linux distributions or different versions of a given Linux distribution for different types of nodes in the HPC cluster. When the Linux distribution on which the connector extension has been built uses a glibc version 2.14 or newer and the Linux distribution where the connector extension is used, i.e. where clck-analyze is executed, uses a glibc version...
Authored by Andreas Hirstius (Intel) Last updated on 05/07/2016 - 00:28
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How to use the Intel® Cluster Checker v3 SDK with gcc5

When compiling connector extensions in the Intel® Cluster Checker v3 SDK it is recommended to use an Intel compiler version 15.0 or newer and a gcc/g++ compiler version 4.9.0 or newer, as described in the Intel® Cluster Checker developer's Guide. This explicitly includes gcc version 5.1.0 and newer as well.
Authored by Andreas Hirstius (Intel) Last updated on 05/07/2016 - 00:28
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