SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing

Deploy High Performance Computing (HPC) updated functionality faster and easier with the HPC Module. The HPC module provides a selected set of tools and components used in High Performance Computing environments. To keep up with the pace of changing customer needs for leading edge HPC support on both hardware and software, this module provides software components which are frequently updated to the latest versions available. The selection of software components has been inspired by (but not limited to) what is provided by the OpenHPC community project at http://openhpc.community. Because this module is updated more frequently than the base operating system, it allows you to keep up with rapidly evolving HPC without changing the base OS and therefore avoid extensive re-testing of your platform.

Key Features
  • Native POSIX Thread Library
  • Advanced multipathing & I/O capabilities
  • Live patching for increased service availability
  • Installation wizard fully automated installations
  • Page cache limit optimizes Linux paging behavior
  • HPC module

System Requirements

Minimum Linux server system requirements for installation
  • Local Installation: 512 MiB RAM, 512 MiB Swap recommended
  • 2 GiB available disk space (more recommended, 8.5 GiB for all patterns)
  • 16 GiB for snapshot/rollback of the OS
Recommendations for specific uses
  • 512 MiB to 4 GiB RAM, at least 256 MiB per CPU
  • 4 GiB hard-disk space, 16 GiB for snapshot/rollback of the OS
  • Network interface (Ethernet, wireless or modem)
  • For Xen virtual host server—at least 512 MiB RAM for each virtual host server
  • For KVM virtual host server—KVM’s limits are equal to those of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • For Xen or KVM virtual machines—at least an additional 256 MiB RAM for each virtual machine
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  • For print servers—a relatively faster processor or additional processors to improve server-based printing
  • For web servers—additional RAM to improve caching, and additional processors to improve web application performance
  • For database servers—additional RAM to improve caching, and multiple disks for parallel I/O
  • For file servers—additional memory and disks, or a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) system to improve I/O throughput

Reduce Costs & Improve Scalability

Thanks to its scalability and performance capabilities, Linux has become the cluster operating system of choice. Because of this, operating HPC systems has become increasingly affordable, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is leading the way.

Tackle High Performance Computing

As multi-core processors set the stage for new market dynamics in high performance computing, businesses worldwide are turning to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as their preferred operating system in this area.

Real Time Capabilities

As high performance computing systems push the need for faster and faster computing, more companies need real-time response. SUSE's real-time add-ons give users the ability to respond instantly to fluctuating market conditions.