LinuxWorld: IBM Contributes HPC Cluster Code

Aug 06, 2008

IBM announced the release of the High Performance Computing (HPC) Open Software Stack as an open source project under the GPL. The HPC Open Software Stack is designed to support high performance clusters. The purpose of this new open source project is to simplify the deployment of open source clusters.

Included with the stack is is the Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit (xCAT), a collection of tools for developing and customizing clustering solutions. The toolkit supports both x86 and Power-based clusters.

The HPC Open Stack will be maintained by the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The repository is available at:
ftp://linuxpatch.ncsa.uiuc.edu/

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