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Customizing command output in IBM Spectrum LSF

IBM Spectrum LSF provides many ways to query the LSF cluster for information about workloads. As a user, once you’ve submitted a job to LSF, it’s logical to want to understand what has happened to your job.

LSF hookin' up with the CRIU

With the unpredicable spring weather here in Southern Ontario, weekend projects are the order of the day. Whether it’s fixing my bike for spring, repairing things in the home which I’ve neglected for far long or topics relating to IT which have been percolating in my head, I am a textbook busybody.

Relivin' the 90's - Amiga style

Although I very much started my experience with home computers with IBM compatibles running MSDOS in the late 1980’s, I’m a lifelong, self-professed Commodore-Amiga addict. I distinctly recall the launch of the Amiga A1000 and being dazzled by it’s multimedia capabilities around the same time that I had a PC XT with CGA graphics.


Non-uniform memory access (NUMA) systems are servers made up a single planar board (motherboard) with more than one CPU socket. On such servers, each CPU socket is directly connected to part of the system main memory but can also use parts of the main memory to which it is not directly connected via a crossbar or interconnect.

New Year's Resolution for HPC: Using Resources More Efficiently

A hearty happy new year to everyone. It’s that time of the year that we hear from folks about their resolutions for new year’s. But rather than talk about me purchasing a gym membership, I’d like to share my thoughts on a new year’s resolution for HPC.

Hello operator. I need an HPC cluster – fast

As users of HPC look to build new workflows that go beyond traditional simulation and modeling, cloud native development models that rely upon Kubernetes (K8s) and Docker are front of mind.