Key Features

Accelerated innovation with a broad ecosystem of hardware partners (including HPE, Cray, Lenovo and Arm) and software partners (including Microsoft, Bright Computing, Univa and the OpenHPC Community) delivering cohesive HPC stacks for the latest supercomputers

High scalability and performance by utilizing Linux clustering and the power of parallel computing

Highly efficient offering that runs on a wide range of hardware with enhanced management of HPC workloads

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:


SUSE Linux Enterprise for 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 HPC 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 0.2.8
  • cpuid 20170122 (X86 only)
  • fftw 3.3.6
  • ganglia 3.7.2
  • ganglia-web 3.7.2
  • genders 1.2.2
  • hdf5 1.10.1
  • hwloc 1.11.8
  • lua-lmod 7.6.1

  • memkind 1.6.0 (X86 only)
  • mpip 3.4.1
  • mrsh 2.12
  • 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
  • openblas 0.2.20
  • openmpi 2.1.3
  • papi 5.5.1
  • pdsh 2.33
  • petsc 3.8.3
  • powerman 2.3.24
  • prun 1.0
  • rasdaemon 0.5.7
  • ScaLAPACK 2.0.2
  • Slurm 17.11.5

Minimum Hardware Requirements

SUSE Linux Enterprise for 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


ARM64 (Aarch64)



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