Linux News Today: The Linux Foundation Announces the OpenHPC Collaborative Project Initiative
On November 12, the non-profit organization The Linux Foundation was proud to announce that they will attempt to create a new open source framework, called the OpenHPC Collaborative Project.
The OpenHPC open source framework will provide an all-new, open source framework designed from the ground up for HPC (High-performance Computing) environments, so the main goals of the new initiative will be to create a stable environment for validation and testing, build a highly flexible framework for configuration, offer diverse and robust open source software stacks targeted at system administrators, developers, and users, as well as, of course, to reduce costs.
“The use of open source software is central to HPC, but lack of a unified community across key stakeholders – academic institutions, workload management companies, software vendors, computing leaders – has caused duplication of effort and has increased the barrier to entry,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “OpenHPC will provide a neutral forum to develop an open source framework that satisfies a diverse set of cluster environment use-cases.”
Supported by some of the biggest names in high-performance computing
The new OpenHPC Collaborative Project initiative will be supported by some of the biggest names in high-performance computing, including Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Dell, Lenovo, Fujitsu Systems Europe, SUSE, NEC, SENAI CIMATEC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, The Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies at Indiana University, Cray, Atos, MSC Software, and Penguin Computing.
Allinea Software, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Altair, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Los Alamos National Laboratory, ANSYS, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Sandia National Laboratories, and ParTec will also sponsor the initiative.
More details about the OpenHPC initiative, including supporting quotes from members of the companies mentioned above can be found attached in the press release below.