By: Jay Kruemcke

October 12, 2020 2:49 pm

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Simplified access to the NVIDIA CUDA toolkit on SUSE Linux for HPC

Overview The High-Performance Computing industry is rapidly embracing the use of AI and ML technology in addition to legacy parallel computing. Heterogeneous Computing, the use of both CPUs and accelerators like graphics processing units (GPUs), has become increasingly more common and GPUs from NVIDIA are the most popular accelerators used today for AI/ML workloads. To […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

August 31, 2020 12:52 pm

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Announcing the SUSE Linux for Raspberry Pi LinkedIn group

Introduction We have supported SUSE Linux on various models of Raspberry Pi systems since 2018. Although we have seen a variety of use cases for SUSE Linux on Raspberry Pi devices, we really did not have a good forum for people to share technical information for using SUSE Linux on the Raspberry Pi. To address […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

July 23, 2020 9:07 pm

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SUSE Enterprise Storage delivers best CephFS benchmark on Arm

  Since its introduction in 2006, Ceph has been used predominantly for volume-intensive use cases where performance is not the most critical aspect. Because the technology has many attractive capabilities, there has been a desire to extend the use of Ceph into areas such as High-Performance Computing. Ceph deployments in HPC environments are usually […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

July 21, 2020 1:09 pm

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What’s new in SUSE Linux for Arm 15 Service Pack 2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 Service Pack 2 delivers support for new 64bit Arm processors and enhancements to previous Arm support. SUSE uses a “Refresh” and “Consolidation” approach to Service Pack releases: Every “Even” release (e.g., SP0, SP2,…) is a “Refresh” release that will include the latest […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

July 21, 2020 1:08 pm

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What’s new for High Performance Computing in SLES 15 Service Pack 2

SUSE Linux Enterprise for High Performance Computing (SLE HPC) 15 Service Pack 2 has a lot of new capabilities for HPC on-premises and in the Cloud. SUSE uses a “Refresh” and “Consolidation” approach to Service Pack releases: Every “Even” release (e.g., SP0, SP2, …) is a “Refresh” release that […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

February 10, 2020 1:18 pm

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Understanding SUSE Sub-capacity pricing for IBM Power servers

Executive Summary SUSE recently updated Terms and Conditions for SUSE products to clarify the SUSE pricing policies for IBM Power systems and to accommodate Sub-capacity pricing on IBM Power servers. Sub-capacity pricing overview IBM Power servers have long been known for vertical scalability (up to 192 cores and 64TB of RAM) and for efficient PowerVM […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

January 9, 2020 5:53 pm

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Using IBM POWER9 PowerVM Virtual Persistent Memory for SAP HANA with SUSE Linux

  Introduction SAP HANA uses in-memory database technology that allows much faster access to data than was ever possible with hard disk technology on a conventional database – access times of 5 nanoseconds versus 5 milliseconds. SAP HANA customers can also use the same database for real-time analysis and decision-making that is used for […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

July 23, 2019 11:42 pm

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SUSE Linux Essentials – Where are the compilers? Understanding the Development Tools Module

Compilers on SUSE Linux If you are new to SUSE Linux, you might have wondered why the C compiler on the system is so old. For example, on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 Service Pack (SP) 3 system running on X86-64, the default gcc is version 4.8-6.189! Why isn’t the […]

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By: Jay Kruemcke

February 15, 2019 5:43 pm

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The ibmvnic driver with SR-IOV is now supported by SLES 12 and SLES 15 on IBM POWER9 processor-based systems

SUSE has worked with IBM to enable support for the ibmvnic driver with PowerVM on POWER9 systems. The ibmvnic driver enables PowerVM Single Root I/O Virtualizations (SR-IOV) for improved network capabilities including reduced systems processor utilization, decreased network latency, and enforcement of network Quality of Service. Supported SLES Levels: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service […]

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