davidbyte
By: davidbyte

November 16, 2017 11:20 am

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SuperComputing all the way

Here it is Thursday at SC17 and I haven’t yet blogged.  This is due to the extreme number of meetings, which is fantastic! This year, one of our competitors FINALLY decided to join us in commercial support for ARMv8a based systems, although, I must say their support seems a little lacking compared to ours since we […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

September 12, 2017 7:10 am

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The Lustre of the Chameleon

Intel® and SUSE Continue Collaboration to Advance HPC Solutions If you’ve ever heard anyone from SUSE talk about HPC, especially me, you probably already know that SUSE leads in share of the top 100 systems and is a significant player in the list as a whole. In fact, SUSE has the largest share of the list […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

May 2, 2017 12:36 pm

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Lenovo says "Make it so" to HANA + SUSE Enterprise Storage

Quietly, and without fanfare, SUSE partner Lenovo went where nobody has gone before. They asked a question, and after investigating for a period of time said, “Make it so!”  What exactly did Lenovo do?  They certified a Ceph based storage solution with SAP for HANA TDI deployments! I know, you are probably saying, “Don’t you always […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

February 21, 2017 4:35 pm

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Multi-PXE Install Server

I build a lot of SUSE Enterprise Storage Clusters and am always working to improve the deployment times. In the past, I setup a PXE server to handle my BIOS based x86 environment, but given that we are now in a multi-architecture environment that supports both X86_64 and ARMv8 platforms with both BIOS and EFI, […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

February 2, 2017 3:47 pm

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Doctor Strange the Storage Guru?

We’ve tried everything.  There’s just no curing the injury we’ve received from the information explosion.  Gone are the days of the fine art of carefully excising small bits of useless data.  We’ve explored the latest and greatest from the traditional vendors, but nobody has a holistic answer. It’s time to visit the gurus.  Time to pursue a new […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

December 15, 2016 1:20 pm

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SDS Appliance? SoftIron says YES!

While at the SC16 show in Salt Lake City, SoftIron, a storage startup and SUSE partner,  launched their HyperDrive storage platform.  There are several aspects of their offering that on which I would like to provide comment. The first is that SoftIron bridges a gap between the proprietary storage arrays from the traditional vendors and the […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

November 17, 2016 2:10 pm

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Stacking the HPC Deck with HPE

SUSE partner HPE announced the HPE Core HPC Software Stack 2.0 this week during the SC16 show in Salt Lake City.  This release updates many core components including the HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU).  The CMU update improves the engine to support limitless HPC scaling. This carries significance, as it allows CMU to manage […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

November 15, 2016 8:35 am

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SC16: The voyages of SUSE Linux Enterprise

Exascale, the final frontier, these are the voyages of SUSE Linux Enterprise.  It’s continuing mission to explore strange new ideas, to seek out new approaches and new optimizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before… I’m sure the above is a dead give-a-way to the booth theme for the SUSE presence at SC16. […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

November 10, 2016 2:16 pm

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Food for your brain

Every year, starting around the first of July, I spend many hours planning, designing, and coordinating the SUSE presence at the SuperComputing show.  I do this not because it is my official job, but rather because SUSE recognizes my passion for this market and allows me to express that through our booth at the show. […]

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davidbyte
By: davidbyte

November 5, 2016 9:03 am

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Excellence in Performance Testing

I’ve spent quite a bit of time working with the group of folks (yes, I’m from the American South) over at Storage Review this year.  The primary goal was to take what we consider to be a solid configuration of HPE Apollo servers and present them as block and object storage from SUSE Enterprise Storage […]

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