Containers are useful. Whether you’re shipping things across the blue seas or encapsulating applications on a computer system, they provide numerous benefits. HPC Administrators will know that applications today can depend upon multiple packages, libraries and environments.
OpenPOWER continues to put the power down and accelerate strongly in 2015.
Earlier this year, the First Annual OpenPOWER Summit took place and more recently Cabot Partners published the paper Crossing the Performance Chasm with OpenPOWER, outlining the benefits of OpenPOWER for HPC.
People who know me, know that I like to tinker. Whether it’s with cars, computers or other mechanical gizmos, I’ve always enjoyed dismantling and reassembling things - understanding what makes them tick.
With the recent release of Docker 1.0 and the broad industry backing from organizations such as Red Hat and IBM, it’s no wonder that interest in the use and application of this Linux container technology continues to grow.