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04 Jun 2009
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Lustre 1.8 Released [21918]
Maintenance Release Offers Several Robust and New Features

This maintenance release does offer new features, performance and scalability improvements, reliability/recovery improvements, and forward interoperability with Lustre 2.0. Specific updates to the object-based, distributed file system include adaptive timeouts, client interoperability, OSS read cache, OST pools, and version-based recovery.
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26 May 2009
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Sun to Offer Standard Support for HPC Open Source Management Tools [21651]
Download Free Software, Receive Support from Sun Services

High Performance Computing (HPC) customers will now have the flexibility to receive support for Sun non-owned IP open source software in addition to the Sun owned products associated with the HPC Software Stack. HPC Open Source Management Tools Version 1.0 is a group of Sun non-owned IP that is freely downloadable. Sun is now offering its standard support of these products on a limited basis (North America only).
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15 May 2009
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HPC News Bites [21817]
Short Items of Interest to the HPC Community

  • Sun HPC Consortium in Hamburg, June 21 & 22
  • Cluster Computing the End-All Solution? Not Necessarily.
  • Video Presentation on the Features of Lustre 1.8
  • White Paper on Lustre Networking
  • Julich Supercomputer Center Chooses Sun HPC Technologies
  • TACC Implements Data-Intensive System Base on Lustre
  • Sun HPC News

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13 May 2009
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Pathways to Petascale Computing -- Updated White Paper [21728]
Includes Information on the Latest Xeon Processors, QDR InfinBand

"Pathways to Open Petascale Computing: The Sun Constellation System - Designed for Performance" is an updated version of a white paper covered in an earlier System News article [20167] that now presents fully updated information on the latest Xeon processors and QDR InfinBand, describing Sun's systemic design approach to building and scaling large petascale computing environments with Sun Constellation System.
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06 May 2009
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Sun Lustre Storage System Breaks the HPC / I/O Bottleneck [21669]
Sun BluePrints Article Explains How

The Lustre Storage System, a clustered file system can remove high performance computing I/O bottlenecks created by increasing load. The Lustre Storage System takes front stage of the methods used for traditional CPU performance because of growing computing requirements by HPC clusters.
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24 Apr 2009
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Podcast: Intel 5500 Processors for Sun Constellation System [21686]
Features and Architecture Highlighted

Radio HPC podcast gives listeners an opportunity to learn more about the Intel Xeon processors released for the Sun Constellation System when Michael Schulman, HPC, discusses its features. Then, the Tech Corner part of the program features Tony Kay who describes the new Xeon processor architecture features for HPC.
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