Key Features

Easier management and monitoring of your parallel computing environment with an updated and supported set of popular HPC tools and utilities, including tools for workload and cluster management

Expands your x86-64 and Arm-based HPC cluster environment to the full range of hardware being used today for HPC – from low-cost to high-end supercomputers

Increases resource efficiency and extreme scaling by enabling offload of HPC processing to public and hybrid cloud, with updated SLE HPC images for both Microsoft Azure and AWS

Accelerates innovation with a broad ecosystem of hardware and software partners, delivering cohesive HPC stacks for the latest supercomputers

High scalability, efficiency and performance by utilizing Linux clustering and the power of parallel computing running on a wide range of hardware

SUSE-supported HPC module for x86-64 and ARM64, providing simple and reliable access to high-demand HPC capabilities such as Slurm for workload management

Reference Architecture:

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing includes support for the following HPC services and capabilities:

  • Workload management (Slurm)
  • Remote and parallel shells
  • Performance monitoring and measuring tools
  • Serial console monitoring tool
  • Cluster power management tool
  • Tool to discover the machine hardware topology
  • Tool to monitor memory errors
  • Scalable profiling library for MPI applications (Message Passing Interface in parallel computing)
  • Tool to determine CPU model on capabilities (x86-64 only)
  • User extensible heap manager capable of distinguishing between different kinds of memory (x86-64 only)
  • Environment modules that simplify customizing the users’ shell environment
  • File format libraries for storing and organizing large amounts of numerical and scientific data
  • Authentication service and credential validation in HPC clusters
  • High performance Message Passing Library
  • High performance MPI over Infiniband
  • Scientific and mathematical computing libraries for parallel computing
  • Console access and management

Tech Specs

HPC Module

SUSE makes adopting HPC easier to implement by adding packages to the HPC module. This module is intended to simplify deployment and management of HPC environments by providing a number of fully supported HPC packages to SUSE Linux Enterprise HPC customers.

These packages were built and tested by SUSE and are provided at no additional cost with the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing support subscription. All of the packages are open source and many are based on packages from OpenHPC. The HPC module is provided for customers using X86-64 and Arm AArch64 platforms and is available to customers with SLE HPC subscriptions.

The module structure allows SUSE to deliver additions and enhancements to HPC packages more frequently than is possible via Service Packs. Here is the list of packages and release numbers available in the HPC module currently:

  • conman 0.2.9
  • clustduct 0.0.2-1.4
  • cpuid 20170122 (x86 only)
  • fftw 3.3.6
  • ganglia 3.7.2
  • ganglia-web 3.7.2
  • genders 1.2.2
  • GCC 7.3.1
  • gsl 2.4
  • hdf5 1.10.1
  • hwloc 1.11.8
  • hypre 2.15.1
  • imb 2019.1

  • lua-lmod 7.6.1
  • memkind 1.6.0 (x86 only)
  • metis 5.1.0
  • mpip 3.4.1
  • mrsh 2.12
  • mumps 5.1.2
  • munge 0.5.13
  • mvapich2 2.2.13
  • netcdf 4.6.1
  • netcdf-cxx 4.3.0
  • netcdf-fortran 4.4.4
  • numpy 1.14.0
  • ocr 1.0.1
  • openblas 0.2.20
  • openmpi 2.1.6
  • papi 5.6.0
  • pdsh 2.33
  • petsc 3.8.3
  • phdf5 1.10.1
  • powerman in base OS
  • prun 1.0
  • rasdaemon in base OS
  • ScaLAPACK 2.0.2
  • scipy 1.2.0
  • scotch 6.0.6
  • slurm 18.08.05
  • superlu 5.2.1
  • trilinos 12.10.1

Minimum Hardware Requirements

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing is fully supported on any x-86-64-based or Arm64-based SUSE YES Certified server platform that is certified for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server versions listed in the Minimum System Requirements section of our documentation:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Quick Start

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Quick Start

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm 12 SP3 Installation Guide

Architectures Supported

x86-64

Arm64 (Aarch64)

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