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Multi-PXE Install Server

davidbyte

February 21, 2017 4:35 pm

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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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Doctor Strange the Storage Guru?

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February 2, 2017 3:47 pm

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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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SDS Appliance? SoftIron says YES!

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December 15, 2016 1:20 pm

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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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Stacking the HPC Deck with HPE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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