When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
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schedule, just click on the calendar icon of your choice (outlook
calendar, ical calendar or google calendar) and that event will be
stored there. As you select events in this manner, you will have your
own schedule to guide you through the week.
You can also create your personal schedule on the SC11 app (Boopsie) on your smartphone. Simply select a session you want to attend and "add" it to your plan. Continue in this manner until you have created your own personal schedule. All your events will appear under "My Event Planner" on your smartphone.
SPOTlight on Testing - Stability, Performance, and Operational Testing of LANL HPC Clusters
SESSION: State of the Practice - HPC Health/User Support
EVENT TYPE: State of the Practice
TIME: 4:00PM - 4:30PM
SESSION CHAIR: Michael M. Resch
AUTHOR(S):Georgia A. Pedicini, Jennifer K. Green
ABSTRACT: Testing is sometimes a forgotten component of system management, but it becomes very important in the realm of HPC clusters. Many large-scale HPC installations are one of a kind, with unknown issues and unexpected behaviors. First, the initial installation may uncover complex configuration interactions that are only apparent at scale; Stability becomes a critical feature of early system testing. Second, Performance may be significantly impacted by small changes to the system. Third, after initial shakeout, users expect a system that is reliable on their terms; ongoing Operational tests verify reliability, and provide early warning of developing problems. A robust test suite should address all of these test categories, and present both tests and results in a manner that meets usability requirements. We will describe LANL's current test suite, and the development project to expand the suite to cover these areas and provide better tools for analysis and reporting.
Michael M. Resch (Chair) - HPC Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
Georgia A. Pedicini - Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jennifer K. Green - Los Alamos National Laboratory