[Beowulf] Are You Ready for "Intel Cluster Ready"

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Wed Jun 27 10:30:23 PDT 2007

Those software requirements are indicative of web servers farms rather
than scientific HPC.


> I've heard about it but was expecting it to be like a hardware spec (a la
> PC spec). Rather surprising to see so many software requirements. It's
> sort of understandable why Perl or Python (MPICH2/IntelMPI) are required.
> But Java, Tcl and even Python should be optional. The funny thing is we
> have a cluster which should comply (loads of Intel software) and yet every
> time I update Intel compilers the installers complain the libs are not
> supported (because it's Suse 10.1). Everything works fine. So what?
> Igor
> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of Kevin Ball
> Sent: Wed 27/06/2007 17:30
> To: Douglas Eadline
> Cc: Beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Are  You Ready for "Intel Cluster Ready"
> Wow... they require, on every node:
> Java Runtime Environment
> Perl
> Python
> Tcl
> Kitchen Sink*
> *(Okay, only figuratively)
> But I guess we already knew 'lean and mean' is not something Intel
> thinks about very often.
> -Kevin
> On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 06:30, Douglas Eadline wrote:
>> Intel has announced their new "Cluster Ready"
>> program. I have a short write-up with links on
>> Cluster Monkey.
>> http://www.clustermonkey.net//content/view/204/1/
>> It is an Intel centric spec for clusters. A "good thing"
>> in general I think, though I have concerns. (read the post)
>> Opinions ? (yes a dangerous but worthy question on this list!)
>> --

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