According to a recent IDC survey, 77 percent of respondents agreed that lack of timely access to data is inhibiting their businesses. For system admins, ensuring that data and applications are available is key in the age of big data, deep learning, and Internet of Things (IoT). Perhaps the greatest resource for admins that must manage enterprise clusters is their time, and thus, the question becomes how best to save it.
Let’s look at some of the time benefits of using cluster management software over a do it yourself (DIY) management plan.
Even in the simplest environment, keeping track of all the activities involved in managing a cluster manually is not only complex but time-consuming. Enterprise clusters host multiple jobs and multiple tenants simultaneously, with mission critical applications competing for resources. Managing these clusters in a way that keeps them up and running efficiently is critical to business success.Read More >
If the 20-percent year-over-year deployment growth is any indication, as reported in 2016 per the latest organizational report, the clear benefits of OpenStack are no match for the historic complexity of deployment. As OpenStack continues to evolve with each new release, a pattern of improvements that make it more stable and usable emerges.
Although we’re well into adoption of release 16 known as Pike, release 15 known as Ocata is where the process of improvement for existing attributes really picked up steam. This is a significant point because the goal with Ocata was to increase stability, manageability, user experience, and interoperability of core services. By reviewing some of the latest developments in Ocata as a “mature” version of OpenStack, we can see how many adopted services have been improved in terms of management, scalability, performance, and reliability.Read More >
There are plenty of options for building a Linux cluster, including commercial and open-source software. Of course, there are limitations to the support an open-source community can provide, and not all commercial solutions are up to the task.Read More >
While tech companies like Google and Facebook have already invested heavily in deep learning technology as a core part of automating their services, the broader impact on enterprises more generally is just beginning.Read More >
For anyone connected in any way to the evolving world of HPC, AI, big data, and other connected topics, it’s important to have a broad view of what is happening across the sector that can provide insights, ideas, education, and general news to put you in a stronger position to make decisions going forward.
With the advent of blogs and social media, it’s easier than ever to stay connected with all the latest goings-on. In fact, there are so many sources, it can be hard to figure out which ones to pay attention to.
So, without further ado, here is our latest take on the best HPC blogs to follow.