|In partnership with Red Hat and Novell, HP offers specially-priced subscriptions for compute nodes in HPC clusters. Combine with enterprise server subscriptions for general purpose and head nodes to ensure full coverage and access to upgrades and software patches.
Linux Cluster Management Products available on HP cluster platforms include:
- HP Cluster Management Utility - CMU is an efficient and robust tool for the management of HPC Linux clusters and compute farms, with support for multiple Linux distributions. A simple graphic interface enables centralized console management, monitoring of cluster-wide and node-specific metrics, and software installation.
- Platform HPC Workgroup Edition
– This ‘all-in-one suite’ is a combination of a simple to deploy and manage cluster management solution from Platform Computing includes Platform Cluster Manager (PCM),
Platform MPI, and Platform LSF Workgroup Edition, available for clusters of up to 32 nodes. PCM enables easy and rapid deployment and administration of an HPC cluster with choice of open source components,
fully supported by Platform Computing and qualified on HP systems. Platform LSF Workgroup Edition is Platform’s sophisticated workload scheduler and resource manager. The solution is offered by HP
in most countries, and is available from Platform resellers.
In addition to the third party solutions noted above, community sponsored and supported toolkits are available that can be deployed on HP Linux Clusters.
- "NPACI Rocks" cluster toolkit - This open source project is led by the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the University of California. NPACI Rocks provides turnkey software installation and update for Linux clusters, as well as tools such as the Portable Batch System (PBS), Maui Scheduler, and MPICH for Ethernet and Myrinet.
A commercially supported version of ROCKS, called ROCKS+, is available from HP partner, Clustercorp.
ROCKS+ is offered directly by HP in several countries via HP's SLMS channel.
- Gelato.org - The Gelato portal is dedicated to providing the Itanium Linux community with the most current and useful resources for running Linux on the Itanium platform. The portal is associated with the Gelato Federation.
HP offers a Linux Value Pack which features popular cluster tools. The HP HPC Linux Value Pack includes HP-MPI, Platform LSF, and HP SHMEM/UPC, is aggressively priced, and available with HP support.
This enables a site to have a single point of service for full cluster environment.
HP can deliver assembled solutions using an integrated software stack comprised of software components from standard open source, third party software, and HP engineered components.
These solutions build on HP experience delivering very large node clusters for supercomputing installations.