[sle-beta] [ANNOUNCE] SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing officially part of the SLE 15 Beta Program!

SUSE Beta Program beta-programs at lists.suse.com
Tue Apr 10 09:46:09 MDT 2018

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing officially part of the SLE 15
Beta Program!

As part of the (upcoming) major version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, SUSE Linux
Enterprise High Performance Computing (HPC) is now a dedicated SLE product
base on SLES 15. This product is available for the x86_64 and ARM aarch64
hardware platforms.
So you can now request beta registration code for SLE-HPC 15 on x86_64 or 

With the new SLE 15 Installer, there is now a single unified way to install one
of the SLE products: the SLE HPC 15 option will set up the installation 
including the HPC module and lets the user chose between system roles customized
for HPC which will simplify the installation of development, control and compute

# HPC components
The HPC Module offers components to address several aspects in High Performance
- A workload manager (slurm)
- Cluster management software (mrsh, pdsh, conman, etc)
- Cluster monitoring (ganglia)
- An environment module system (Lmod)
- Multiple MPI implementation selectable thru environement modules (OpenMPI v2,
 mvapich2, mpich) with support for Infiniband and OPA in close cooperation with
 major fabric manufacturers.
- Computational libraries built for use with environment modules, the MPI
 versions of these exist for all supported MPI flavors.
- Development and benchmarking tools.
The release frequency if these computation libraries will be much higher than
software for SLES in general.
The environment modules does not only allow the cluster administrator install
variants built for different MPI flavors on the same system but also to keep
multiple versions of these libraries installed in parallel.
It will also allow the user to select between libraries built with different
compilers or different compiler optimizations.

# More on SLE-HPC
Today, SUSE Linux Enterprise already runs on half of the top 100 HPC systems,
SUSE partners with major players in the HPC eco system:
- AMD, Intel, NVIDA ...
- Cray, HPE/SGI, Fujitsu, NEC, Mellanox, Qlogic, ...
It provides technologies like
- 'Tickless Kernel' which brings huge power savings,
 a 3 percent performance improvement on classic
 systems and which is essential on Many Core systems
 like Intel Xeon Phi.
- Automatic NUMA Balancing
- PREEMMPT_RT (Linux-based real-time) which allows for tighter synchronization
 on HPC clusters with significant efficiency gains.
This together with 3rd party technologies - like Lustre, NVIDIA Cuda, 
AMD ROCm - makes SUSE Linux Enterprise HPC a first class choice for High
Performance Computing.

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