… and the positions are now, finally open …

See the Systems Engineering position here, and the System Build Technician position here. I’ll get these up on the InsideHPC.com site and a few others soon (tomorrow). But they are open now. For the Systems Engineering position, we really need someone in NYC area with a strong financial services background … Doug made me take … Read more… and the positions are now, finally open …

started playing with SmartOS for the day job

This is a very cool concept, something that meshes perfectly with our Tiburon based siCluster philosophy. That is, compute nodes should boot diskless, there should be very little state on each node, and stuff that you need to do should be made absolutely as simple as possible.
SmartOS is a project of Joyent. Joyent, for those not familiar with them, are a cloud company, building a nice public cloud for end users to build on. Their tools are largely open, and they are building some good stuff. Like node.js .
Imagine specifying your VM as a JSON file. As dumb as it sounds, this meshes … almost PERFECTLY with what we’ve developed for our boot management server.

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Day job PR: JRTI and Scalable Informatics Form Strategic Partnership

Will be up on the day job site tomorrow. We are very excited by these developments, and look forward to a productive relationship


JRTI and Scalable Informatics Form Strategic Partnership to Provide High Performance Storage and CPU & GPU Clusters to Organizations Seeking Exceptional Results
Richmond, Virginia (January 18, 2011)-James River Technical, Inc (JRTI), specialists in accelerated and HPC solutions for the higher education, research, government, and commercial market segments, has entered into a reseller agreement with Scalable Informatics (Scalable) to provide Storage and HPC solutions throughout North America.
“Scalable’s portfolio offers our clients outstanding solutions for their storage and computational needs,” said Jeff Fettig, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JRTI. “These solutions are strongly targeted at the data and computationally-intensive workloads that our customers continue to operate and to grow.”
“Scalable Informatics is excited to be working with JRTI,” said Dr. Joseph Landman, CEO of Scalable Informatics. “Our two companies bring significant synergies that customers can leverage to help them meet their objectives – and do so cost-effectively, with best-of-breed performance, scalability, and reliability.”

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This is good news

Univa grabs GridEngine. Specifically: The company will immediately offer superior engineering support for Grid Engine versions already installed and will publish a Univa version of Grid Engine before the end of Q1 2011. Univa will concentrate on improving Grid Engine for technical computing and HPC use cases in addition to promoting the continuity of the … Read moreThis is good news