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Standing up a IBM Spectrum LSF Community Edition cluster on Arm v8

So, you’ve got yourself a shiny new (or maybe not) system based upon a 64-bit Arm (Arm v8) processor that you want to put through it’s paces.

Oh Woe is 2016 - NOT!

As we enter a new year, 2016 seems to have been tarnished it the closing month by events around the world. Far be it for me to to talk about world events here, I’d like to focus on the good - at least from my perspective.

SC16: Stir it up!

It’s been ages since I’ve posted to this blog. I’ve not forgotten about it - I’ve been figuratively stirring the technical computing goulash pot over on the IBM Systems In the Making blog.

Reminiscing and the computing renaissance

Sifting through boxes of 3.5 inch floppy diskettes - some of questionable provenance in a dusty basement. Gingerly packing up what I consider to be the holy trinity of Commodore Amiga computers - A1000, A2000, A3000 - all in some state of working condition.

Looking back at ISC High-Performance 2015

I’ve always enjoyed a good road trip. There’s just something fun about jumping in the car, and heading to a far off location. As they say, half of the fun is just getting to your destination.

IBM Platform Cluster Manager - how do you like your eggs?

Whether your HPC center is in Lilliput or Blefuscu, you’ll appreciate the importance of a flexible and easy-to-use cluster management solution to empower your populations. Administrators need software that will allow them to easily setup, manage, monitor and maintain their infrastructure and ensure consistency for repeatable performance.