Consistency and interoperability are key elements when operating a technical computing environment for achieving consistent application results and performance. Although various methods exist to check for consistency of a technical computing environment, Intel Cluster Ready provides a reference architecture for Linux x64 based hardware and software interoperability.
IBM System x clusters managed with IBM Platform HPC are now Intel Cluster Ready certified. IBM System x clusters offer affordable, robust x86 systems and options that can help improve your critical technical and business decisions so you can drive innovation with breakthrough results.
IBM Platform HPC is comprehensive software for managing your technical computing environment. It simplifies cluster management and helps to ensure effective utilization of the compute resources, all through an easy to use web based interface. The intelligent workload scheduler embedded in the software allows prioritization of the workload execution at runtime and delivers improved overall system performance for technical computing users.
The Intel Cluster Checker tool can be used to check compliance and performance consistency at initial setup phase of a cluster and also during the life of the cluster. For example, Intel Cluster Checker can be used to check consistency if new nodes are added to a cluster or upgrades (software, hardware) performed to cluster nodes.
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