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Stacking the HPC Deck with HPE

davidbyte

November 17, 2016 2:10 pm

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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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SC16: The voyages of SUSE Linux Enterprise

davidbyte

November 15, 2016 8:35 am

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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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Food for your brain

davidbyte

November 10, 2016 2:16 pm

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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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Excellence in Performance Testing

davidbyte

November 5, 2016 9:03 am

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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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SoftIron & openSUSE Help ARMv8 Developers Leap Ahead

davidbyte

June 27, 2016 9:29 am

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One of the biggest obstacles to adoption of a new hardware architecture is the build out of the software ecosystem.  In an effort to support the build out of this critical part of the ARMv8 world, SoftIron released a new platform at the openSUSE Conference last Friday aimed squarely at the development community.  The Overdrive …

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HPE – A single point of contact for SUSE Enterprise Storage Solutions

davidbyte

June 6, 2016 9:35 am

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Starting today, June 6, HPE is providing their customers with SUSE Enterprise Storage based solutions on HPE Apollo and ProLiant servers.  These are truly solutions, rather than assembled packages with divergent support paths, as HPE will architect the solution, sell it, and field support calls, providing the single point of contact that is always important when …

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Updated Ceph Recommendations

davidbyte

April 11, 2016 9:03 am

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Periodically, it makes sense to revisit and update recommendations based on what we see in the field and what is happening with a project’s code base.  This is one of those updates. In the past, we have recommended the use of two physically separate network fabrics to help better manage the I/O paths and allow …

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64-bit ARM in openSUSE Build Service

davidbyte

March 23, 2016 12:22 pm

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If you’re not familiar with the openSUSE Build Service and you work with Linux, you probably should take the time to do so.  The service helps developers rapidly build their software packages for deployments across multiple distributions and platforms including Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux Enterprise in addition to supporting builds for multiple hardware architectures. …

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HPE + SUSE = Enterprise Software Defined Storage Solutions

davidbyte

February 1, 2016 9:47 am

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I’ve said repeatedly that SUSE is dedicated to making open source consumable by the enterprise. SUSE Enterprise Storage is no exception. A prerequisite to increasing the ability for enterprises to consume SUSE Enterprise Storage is to provide validated architectures on equipment that end users will buy. With this in mind, I would like to point …

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Building Your Home Lab

davidbyte

January 22, 2016 7:39 am

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Ok, I admit it, I am a geek.  I have enough hardware in my home lab to run a fairly good sized business if I so desired.  I thought others might appreciate having some of the information and ideas on how to build a lab on the cheap (or relatively so). First, we’ll start with …

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