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Learn About Clusters: Beowulf 101

Want to be a cluster maven? Ever wonder where to learn all those secrets only the those cluster geeks seem to know? Well now you can. The Advanced Research Computing (ARC) team at Georgetown University's is offering Introduction to Beowulf Design, Planning, Building and Administering. From the looks of the syllabus they are covering all the right stuff. If you are so moved, add a comment on what courses you think the HPC cluster community needs.

16,128 Cores and Counting

Appro International has just announced the sale of a 16,128 core cluster to Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL). The number of cores is quite impressive as it will exceed ASC Purple and be the second largest system behind IBM's Blue Gene. The LLNL scorecard is here. The core density is accomplished by using quad-socket motherboards with dual core Opteron processors. The full press release is below.

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Open MPI 1.1 Released

The Open MPI Team, representing a consortium of research, academic, and industry partners, is pleased to announce the release of Open MPI version 1.1. This release contains many new features, performance enhancements, and stability bug fixes. Version 1.1 can be downloaded from the main Open MPI web site or any of its mirrors (mirrors will be updating shortly).

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The Need for Speed Can be Cool Indeed

This week we highlight some talks between AMD and ClearSpeed, a notable cluster achievement that has nothing to do with the Top500, some new "cool" processors, and new kernel additions that might be of interest to cluster mavens like yourself. And in true journalistic fashion, now that I have baited you with intrigue and mystery, you immediately click the headline to get the whole story. Right?

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Open MPI: Monkey's on The Move

The Open MPI Project has some exciting news to announce. I received an note from Distinguished Monkey Jeff Squyres about some big changes. Jeff is getting a new desk and chair (among other things) and OpenMPI is getting some support from some major players (Cisco, Voltaire, and Sun). The announcement follows.

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