Transforming Your Business with SUSE Linux HPC at ISC 2017

suse_logo_gecko_lizard_with_name_Fractal_GearsWe are a little more than a week away from the International Super-computing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany and it’s clear that there will be a lot of SUSE HPC customers at this conference. This year’s ISC conference promises to accelerate the HPC transformation that started last year.

The transformation began with SUSE’s collaboration with Intel for HPC Orchestrator at the 2016 ISC Conference. Together, SUSE and Intel offered fully integrated joint support for this combined enterprise-grade solution. SUSE continued to collaborate with Intel by supporting HPC Orchestrator V2 and the Intel Omni-Path Architecture.

As a founding member of the OpenHPC community, SUSE is committed to helping accelerate the transformation of open source packages into a stable and flexible HPC software stack. SUSE partnered with ARM Ltd (a SoftBank company) and Cavium to provide the build and test infrastructure needed to deliver OpenHPC v1.3 for the 64-bit ARMv8 platform. This infrastructure, based on Cavium ThunderX hardware and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12, is available for use by all members of the OpenHPC community.

SUSE is also helping to transform the 64-bit ARMv8 platform to an enterprise computing platform by being the first commercial Linux distributor to fully support ARM servers. These servers, built on chips from AMD, Applied Micro, Cavium, NXP, and Xilinx were fully supported as part of SLES 12 SP2, which was released in November 2016. SUSE is currently beta testing support for the next generation of ARMv8 processors from Cavium, Qualcomm, MACOM, HiSilicon, and other ARM partners that have great potential for future HPC environments.

Finally, SUSE has transformed its own HPC offering by creating a new HPC Module for SLES. The HPC Module is designed to provide more flexibility to support the rapid pace of innovation in the open-source HPC community. The HPC Module is a companion to SLES 12 for X86 and ARM platforms. The SLES 12 subscription includes support for HPC Module packages.

This year promises to be an even more exciting for SUSE as we deliver new support for emerging HPC trends, leveraging container technology, OpenStack Cloud, and data analytics.

Please visit SUSE at ISC Booth J-620 to learn how we can help you transform your business with HPC.

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About Jay Kruemcke

Jay has had more than twenty years of experience in the information technology industry. Starting from a rather humble beginning at IBM, Jay became a mainframe systems support programmer. Eventually Jay joined the AIX operating systems development team early in that product's development. Jay leveraged technical skills that he built in systems management to establish himself as a member of the IBM Austin Executive Briefing Center. His expertise in systems management with the SAP ERP system enabled his first product management role, as the owner of the Tivoli management product for SAP. Over the next three years he established that product as a success with the help of a strong development team. Jay returned to AIX in a product management position initially focusing on managing new requirements for the AIX operating system. Jay established himself as a subject manager expert in AIX and Power Systems virtualization and became a frequent guest at conferences around the world. Jay succumbed to the dark side and spent four years in IBM marketing in which he introduced AIX version 6 and AIX version 7 and many product innovations including the first every open beta program for an AIX release and a significant restructuring of the AIX offering structure and prices. Jay was part of the cloud software development organization and and focused on managing development engagements for clients deploying clouds using Power Systems servers with PowerVC and related products. In March of 2016, Jay retired from IBM and started in a new role as a product manager for SUSE, the Open Software company. Jay new focus is on enterprise Linux for POWER and ARM processor based systems. The postings on this site solely reflect the personal views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of my employer. Follow me on twitter @mr_sles, @cloudrancher and @chromeaix.
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