Intel® Cluster Ready Partner Newsletter Q2 2013

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Feature Stories

Attacking the Biggest HPC Challenges Through Cost-Effective Supercomputing
The ability to evaluate individual health and deliver targeted treatments based on a deep, quantitative understanding of each individual—from DNA and cellular chemistry to tissue interactions and disease mechanisms—presents computational challenges that go far beyond today’s capabilities. Intel and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are joining forces to take on these challenges. They are combining their expertise in medical technology and extreme computing that will focus initially on cancer. Intel will jumpstart the research process by donating a supercomputing cluster. Although the specific design will be decided by collaborative research and development with OHSU, one thing is certain. The supercomputer will be based on the Intel® Cluster Ready architecture. Read why.

See you at ISC’13
Come meet us in Booth # 541! See what’s new with Intel® Cluster Checker 2, Intel® Xeon Phi™ support and other developments at ISC! Read more.

In addition to supporting your booth and floor activities, we will also host our ISC’13 Partner Appreciation celebration on Tuesday, June 18, from 6:00-8:00pm at The Hacienda. Click here to RSVP.

Tips & Tricks

Using Warewulf with Clusters
Warewulf* is an important provisioning system for clusters. Its defaults work for simple clusters; however, when configuring a cluster in a real-world setting, the defaults don’t always give you what you want. For instance, in a setting where multiple clusters are served user credentials and home directories from a single server through LDAP, or when Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors are used within the cluster, extra setup is required. The Tips below give guidance in these situations.

Partner Highlights

IBM Joins the Intel® Cluster Ready Partner Family
IBM is excited about the latest Intel® Cluster Ready certification on the following products: IBM system x iDataPlex cluster bundled with IBM Platform HPC software and IBM Platform Cluster Manager – Standard Edition V4.1. Read more about how IBM is making deploying and managing clusters easier.

The Parallelism You Need, The Simplicity You Want
Some of today’s leading research organizations and businesses are using Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, and the Intel® Cluster Ready Architecture to dramatically speed performance for some of their most highly parallel applications—with far less effort than would have been possible just a short time ago. Read a brief overview of the products and strategies you can use to achieve similar performance gains for your highly parallel applications.

New FUJITSU Software HPC Cluster Suite
As an essential component of all High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions from Fujitsu, the new HPC Cluster Suite (HCS) is a comprehensive software stack that consists of a set of fully validated HPC software components. HCS incorporates easy-to-use cluster management along with the choice of most popular workload managers and general HPC Open Source Software ensuring optimal usage of the Fujitsu PRIMERGY x86 hardware platforms. Read more.

E4 Computer Engineering Certifies Cluster with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors
Congratulations to Intel® Cluster Ready partner, E4 Computer Engineering, on their new cluster certification with Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors! Using the latest Intel® Cluster Checker, E4 was the first European Partner to specifically check the functionality of MIC.

Engineer Francesca Tartaglione said, “This certification gave us the opportunity to certify a cluster with innovative hardware (the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor) in a very easy way. I really appreciated the new Intel Cluster Checker version because it is faster and it has improved usability. E4 Computer Engineering is dedicated to providing their customers with Intel Cluster Ready certified solutions. “

Also… newsworthy, at ISC’13, E4’s booth will have a dedicated space to Intel Cluster Ready certified Intel Xeon Phi solutions.


VAUC: 6th European Vibro-Acoustic Simulation Conference
June 5-6
Paris, France

NAFEMS: World Congress
June 9-12, 2013
Salzburg, Austria

ISC’13: International Supercomputing Conference
June 16-20, 2013
Leipzig, Germany

ANSYS Conference & CADFEM Users Meeting
June 19-21, 2013
Mannheim, Germany

Open Source CFD International Conference
October 24-25
Hamburg, Germany

November 17-22
Denver, Colorado