[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

RE: Some initial discussions of a Fedora HPC SIG



Sounds good, 

That makes four people so far.

If other people are interested, let's figure out the best way to keep the community informed. We can setup a Fedora meeting on IRC, but there's no formal SIG yet. 

Thanks, 
Shawn.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Che 
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 9:52 AM
> To: fedora-nightlife-list; Shawn Starr
> Subject: Re: [Fedora-nightlife-list] Some initial discussions of a
> Fedora HPC SIG
> 
> 
> Hi Shawn, I'd be interested.
> 
> Bryan
> 
> Shawn Starr wrote:
> > (This was also sent to fedora-devel-list)
> > 
> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > There is talk of creating a HPC SIG that will focus on 
> making Fedora HPC/Grid/Cluster ready. It would be great to 
> find out who in Fedora is interested in beginning some discussions. 
> > 
> > Here's some of my own questions to add to the mix:
> > 
> > - How can we make Anaconda support different interconnects?
> > 
> > - How do we handle HPC/Grid needs which differ from 
> traditional systems? Using puppet, others?
> >    * Should we provide 'sane' defaults needed within a HPC 
> environment out of the box? 
> >    * Addon packages to modify configurations of other packages?
> > 
> > - Which job submission/batch schedulers? more choice is better.
> > 
> > - Full OFED integration (Doug Ledford has been working on this)
> > 
> > - Provisioning: Multiple methods for provisioning? 
> >   * Cobbler, Spacewalk, other open source mechanisms?
> > 
> > - Packaging of HPC applications/libs
> >   * Open MPI, MPICH1/MPICH2?, MVAPICH1/MVAPICH2?
> >   * Directory structure - FHS
> >   * Using environment-modules or alternatives to allow 
> users to switch between different MPIs etc.
> > 
> > - Package Optimization
> >   * A lot of people tend to want highly optimized packages 
> such as ATLAS and usually will recompile them against their
> >      new processors. Do we just settle on defaults, can't 
> satisfy all people.
> > 
> > There are many more questions and getting some initial 
> discussions going will be beneficial to Fedora.
> > 
> > --
> > Shawn Starr
> > Software Developer, Open Source Grid Development Center (OSGDC)
> > Platform Computing
> > 3760 14th Avenue
> > Markham, ON L3R3T7
> > direct: 905.948.4229
> > http://www.platform.com
> > 
> > _______________________________________________
> > Fedora-nightlife-list mailing list
> > Fedora-nightlife-list
> > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-nightlife-list
> 
> -- 
> Bryan Che
> Red Hat, Inc.
> 314 Littleton Rd
> Westford, MA 01886
> 978-392-3107
> bche at redhat d0t com
> 


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]