By Ian Lumb | February 06, 2014 | HPC cluster management, HPC network, cluster management shell, Security, Software image, Cloud Computing, Cluster Management, HPC Cluster, Linux Cluster Management, Amazon EC2, GUI, adding nodes, HPC job schedulers, User authentication, access services, access control, Linux cluster scheduler, Workload managers, MPI, parallel programming and runtime environments
How? Use the Intel Cluster Ready Program as your guide.
An Intel team established 20 evaluation criteria for the ICR Program, and produced a guide to help make the right choice. The guide is a great decision-making tool as the 20 criteria span the breadth and depth of the HPC components stack by considering:
Each of the 20 criteria is assigned a `weight’ that reflects its importance resulting in a set of requirements for evaluating cluster-management solutions.
The Intel team used this framework to evaluate five candidate solutions for cluster management. You can use their report to set up your own formalized process – based upon weighted criteria – to evaluate candidate cluster management solutions.