[Beowulf] HPC fault tolerance using virtualization

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Jun 16 10:13:29 PDT 2009

John Hearns wrote:

> Any HPC installation, if you want to show it off to alumni, august 
> committees from grant awarding bodies etc.  and not get sand kicked in 
> your face from the big boys in the Top 500 NEEDS an expensive 
> infrastructure of various MPI libraries. Big, big switches with lots of 
> flashing lights. Highly paid, pampered systems admins who must be 
> treated like expensive racehorses, and not exercised too much every day. 
> They need cool beers on tap and luxurious offices to relax in while they 
> prepare to do that vital half hours work per day which keeps your 
> Supercomputer flashing away and making noises.

And let us not forget ... the machine that goes "Bing!" 

My apologies to the squeamish amongst you ...

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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