BSDCan2010 - Final Release

BSDCan 2010
The Technical BSD Conference

Brooks Davis
Day Talks - 2 - 2010-05-14
Room DMS 1140
Start time 13:30
Duration 01:00
ID 169
Event type Lecture
Track Hacking
Language used for presentation English

Porting HPC Tools to FreeBSD

Since 2001 we have used FreeBSD as a high performance computing (HPC) cluster operating system. In the process we have ported a number of HPC tools including Ganglia, Globus, Open MPI, and Sun Grid Engine.

In this talk we will discuss the process of porting these types of applications and issues encountered while maintaining these tools. In addition to generally issues of porting code from one Unix-like operating system to another, there are several type of porting common to many HPC infrastructure codes which we will explore. Beyond porting, we will discuss how the ports collection aids our use of HPC applications and ways we think overall integration could be improved.