When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
is a column labeled "PLANNER." Use this planner to build your own
schedule. Once you select an event and want to add it to your personal
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.
Best Practices for the Deployment and Management of Production HPC Clusters
SESSION: State of the Practice - Perf/Viz/Deploy
EVENT TYPE: State of the Practice
TIME: 4:30PM - 5:00PM
SESSION CHAIR: Robert A. Ballance
AUTHOR(S):Karl W. Schulz, Robert McLay, William L. Barth, Tommy Minyard
ABSTRACT: Commodity-based Linux HPC clusters dominate the scientific computing
landscape in both academia and industry ranging from small research
clusters to petascale supercomputers supporting thousands of users.
To support broad user communities and manage a user-friendly
environment, end-user sites must combine a range of low-level system
software with multiple compiler chains, support libraries, and a suite
of 3rd party applications. In addition, large systems require bare
metal provisioning and a flexible software management strategy to
maintain consistency and upgrade-ability across thousands of compute
nodes. This report documents a Linux operating system framework, LosF, which has evolved over the last seven years to provide an
integrated strategy for the deployment of multiple HPC systems at the
Texas Advanced Computing Center. Documented within this effort is the
high-level cluster configuration options and definitions, bare-metal
provisioning, hierarchical HPC software stack design,
package-management, user environment management tools, user account
synchronization, and local customization configurations.
Robert A. Ballance (Chair) - Sandia National Laboratories