Linux Dominates the Top of 500 List

Jun 23, 2009

The 33. International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 09 has released its Top 500 List. US machines dominate the first ten positions with Linux Roadrunner leading, but slots 3 and 10 have been taken by Linux PCs from the Juelich development center in Germany.

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Data Center Intro Smart tools for the cloud and rack

Jun 01, 2009

The server space is changing, bringing new opportunities for the agile admin. If you plan on taking up residence in the new data center, you'd better get your toolkit ready. This month we explore tools and techniques for data center and server room environments.

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PelicanHPC Turn your desktop computer into a high-performance cluster with PelicanHPC

Jun 01, 2009

Crunch big numbers with your very own high-performance computing cluster.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Arrives

Mar 24, 2009

Novell announced today that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is officially out in version 11. The SLES extensions for Mono and the desktop version SLED 11 should also concurrently hit the market. A high-availability extension is to follow.

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Virtual Admin Tools for managing virtual environments

Jan 01, 2009

This month we examine techniques for deploying and managing virtual systems.

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Rocks Clustering Creating virtual clusters with Rocks

Jan 01, 2009

Rocks offers an easy solution for clustering with virtual machines.

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High Availability: Linbit Merges DRBD+ with DRDB into Open Source

Nov 18, 2008

Austrian company Linbit has announced that it is merging its DRBD+ commercial high availability (HA) software with the open source version DRBD to make a free software solution.

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USENIX Tips for Admins: Virtualization and HPC Don't Go Together

Nov 12, 2008

At the USENIX LISA conference in San Diego, Lee Damon and Mike Ciavarella presented a foundation workship as a tutorial for admins with tips and tricks for working efficiently. The presentors didn't agree on all points, but one commonality was that they advised against running High Performance Computing (HPC) together with virtualization.

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