[Beowulf] Most common cluster management software, job schedulers, etc?
ajdecon at ajdecon.org
Mon Mar 7 21:07:21 PST 2016
There's a survey on small HPC center management every year, as well as a
BoF at Supercomputing. It might be worth checking out the yearly survey
results at https://sites.google.com/site/smallhpc/
On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 9:43 PM, Jeff Friedman <
jeff.friedman at siliconmechanics.com> wrote:
> Hello all. I am just entering the HPC Sales Engineering role, and would
> like to focus my learning on the most relevant stuff. I have searched near
> and far for a current survey of some sort listing the top used “stacks”,
> but cannot seem to find one that is free. I was breaking things down
> similar to this:
> *OS disto*: CentOS, Debian, TOSS, etc? I know some come trimmed down,
> and also include specific HPC libraries, like CNL, CNK, INK?
> *MPI options*: MPICH2, MVAPICH2, Open MPI, Intel MPI, ?
> *Provisioning software*: Cobbler, Warewulf, xCAT, Openstack, Platform
> HPC, ?
> *Configuration management*: Warewulf, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, ?
> *Resource and job schedulers*: I think these are basically the same
> thing? Torque, Lava, Maui, Moab, SLURM, Grid Engine, Son of Grid Engine,
> Univa, Platform LSF, etc… others?
> *Shared filesystems*: NFS, pNFS, Lustre, GPFS, PVFS2, GlusterFS, ?
> *Library management*: Lmod, ?
> *Performance monitoring*: Ganglia, Nagios, ?
> *Cluster management toolkits*: I believe these perform many of the
> functions above, all wrapped up in one tool? Rocks, Oscar, Scyld, Bright, ?
> Does anyone have any observations as to which of the above are the most
> common? Or is that too broad? I believe most the clusters I will be
> involved with will be in the 128 - 2000 core range, all on commodity
> Thank you!
> - Jeff
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