Provisioning HPC on OpenStack on bare metal for the SKA

30 Mar 2017 Cambridge - Over at HPCStack, Mark Goddard and Stig Telfer write about "Zero-Touch Provisioning using Ironic Inspector and Dell iDRAC". They reported work on a performance prototyping platform for the SKA telescope. In a nutshell, their project aims to identify promising technologies to pick up and run with as the SKA development ramps up over the next few years. The system features a number of compute nodes with more exotic hardware configurations for the SKA scientists to explore.
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