Some initial discussions of a Fedora HPC SIG
sstarr at platform.com
Fri Jul 18 15:05:45 UTC 2008
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.
> -----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.
> 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.
> > --
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