For Scientific Computing

A robust platform for the scientific user

Red Hat® offers packages specifically for the scientific high-performance computing (HPC) user to deploy clusters of systems to tackle the most challenging missions. Subscriptions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux® in clusters are affordable and easy to deploy, and support scale-out systems.

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The Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing platform is deployed as an interactive Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node and a homogenous cluster of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Nodes.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node is a full-featured platform to be deployed as the interactive system in an HPC cluster.
  • Each Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node subscription inherits the support level of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node that's deployed in the cluster.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.
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BENEFITS & FEATURES

Low acquisition and support costs

With Red Hat's subscription pricing for your high-performance cluster's nodes, plus support costs tied to the cluster head node, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing costs less. If you have an HPC cluster managed as a single scale-out system, we make it simple for you to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux everywhere.

Streamlined, lightweight deployment

A slim component set that can be customized to your environment:

  • Reduces the deployment footprint
  • Simplifies management tasks
  • Minimizes points of failure and security vulnerabilities

Multicore affinity and enablement

With its excellent ability to detect and optimize hardware configurations, Red Hat Enterprise Linux quickly and easily gets the most from your hardware. Red Hat's deep relationships across the industry translate into a platform optimized for the latest capabilities.

Validation of proper cluster operation

Advanced monitoring capabilities:

  • Enhance your cluster's manageability.
  • Provide timely performance information for tuning.
  • Minimize the need for manual system checks.

Improved I/O performance

With faster I/O, get data into and out of your HPC cluster more quickly, maximizing the cluster's processing performance.

ADD-ONS

Scalable File System

Red Hat's Scalable File System Add-On provides support for file systems that are more than 16TB in size. You can manage these large data stores using advanced features, like 64-bit journaling and advanced locking algorithms.

High Performance Network

The High Performance Network Add-On is ideal for:

  • High-speed data-processing applications that require low latency.
  • Speeding up cluster locking.
  • Scaling up applications on distributed systems without investing in specialized networking technologies.

Smart Management

The Smart Management Add-On lets your organization easily manage and update Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems using Red Hat Network or Red Hat Network Satellite.

Resilient Storage

Red Hat's Resilient Storage Add-On lets a shared storage or clustered file system access the same storage device over a network. By providing consistent storage across a cluster of servers, the Resilient Storage Add-On creates a pool of data that's available to each server in the group, but that's protected if any one server fails.

HOW TO BUY

Contact Red Hat Sales

Contact Red Hat Sales to learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing, to get an evaluation copy, or to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing.

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Purchasing guide

Read our purchasing guide for information on how to purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Variants

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

A versatile platform for x86 and x86-64 that can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing

Red Hat offers packages specifically for the scientific user to deploy clusters of systems to take on the most challenging of missions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Head Node
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, deployed on IBM System z, provides flexibility, performance, and scalability for server consolidation and mainframe reliability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM POWER

Deploy applications with confidence using the advanced features in IBM Power Systems and the consistency and flexibility of the market-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications

Red Hat packages and supports the software infrastructure stack required for optimal operation of SAP applications with enterprise-class service and support.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop

Available in either desktop or workstation configurations.

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