Slurm Remains Top Resource Manager
Authors: Melissa Riddle and Mark Nossokoff
Publication Date: June 2February3 20
Length: 3 pages
Slurm continues to be the most popular job queuing, resource manager, or scheduling software at HPC sites around the world. In a recent study, Slurm maintained its lead with half of all respondents (50.0%) reporting they use Slurm at least some of the time. After Slurm, the most popular resource managers and schedulers were OpenPBS (18.9%), PBS Pro (13.9%), Torque (13.3%), NQS (12.2%), and LSF (10.6%).
This data is from an annual study that is part of the eighth edition of Hyperion Research’s HPC end-user-based tracking of the HPC marketplace. It included 181 HPC end-user sites with 3,830 HPC systems.
Japan, US Renew Commitment to Economic Order in CHIPS Era
Tom Sorensen, Bob Sorensen
During an inaugural ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC) in July, a joint statement was presented detailing a renewed and explicit commitment to regional economic stability, fairness, and hardiness. The statement, which includes an action plan, enumerates four main goals: realizing peace and prosperity through rules-based economic order, countering economic coercion and unfair opaque lending practices, promoting and securing critical and emerging technologies and critical infrastructure, and strengthening supply chain resilience. While renewed and steady efforts to maintain regional welfare are an end within themselves, this joint statement takes on an additional layer of complexity and purpose when considered in light of the recent U.S. CHIPS Act, a semiconductor promotion policy whose U.S.-only tone has the potential to cause regional turbulence and heighten international trade tensions.
9 2022 | Uncategorized
Supercomputing Applications and Innovations at CINECA
Thomas Sorensen, Earl Joseph
The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. In May 2021, the 76th HPC User Forum took place virtually. This update summarizes a presentation from that virtual conference given by Sanzio Bassini, Director of SuperCalculation, Applications & Innovation Dept. at the CINECA consortium. He is currently a member of the EuroHPC Infrastructure Advisory Board and Leader of the EuroHPC Italian Pre-Exascale Infrastructure Leonardo Project. Bassini provided important updates on CINECA’s family of supercomputers, their evolving use cases and applications, as well as their plans to expand capabilities and continue empowering research scientists in Europe and around the world.
7 2021 | Uncategorized