Configuration Management

When maintaining an HPC cluster, deployment of systems and keeping software versions synced become daily tasks. Having tools to help manage these tasks are essential to operating a cluster smoothly. There are many open source, and enterprise supported software available, and Aspen Systems Inc. engineers can install these on your cluster. From setting up these tools to helping you maintain them, our Engineers are trained experts who know how to use the software.

IBM Spectrum Computing (formerly IBM Platform Computing) is a portfolio of cognitive, resource-aware scheduling solutions.

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IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics, big data applications and open source frameworks such as Big Data Hadoop Clusters.

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Whether in high-performance computing, big data or analytics, information technology has become an essential tool in today’s hyper-competitive business landscape. Organizations are increasingly being challenged to do more with less and this is fundamentally impacting the way that IT infrastructure is deployed and managed. On June 2, 2016, IBM Platform Computing was renamed to IBM Spectrum Computing. This reflects the portfolio alignment with IBM Spectrum Storage as well as enhancements to support new generation cloud native applications and open source frameworks.

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Speed, Consistency and Repeatability

Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments. It glues together and automates many associated Linux tasks so you do not have to hop between many various commands and applications when deploying new systems, and, in some cases, changing existing ones. Cobbler can help with provisioning, managing DNS and DHCP, package updates, power management, configuration management orchestration, and much more.

The Shortest Path to Better Software

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Puppet Enterprise is the leading platform for delivering and operating constantly modern software – no matter where it runs. With Puppet you know exactly what is going on with all your software, and you get the automation needed to drive change with confidence.

With Puppet you use a common language to describe what you want your infrastructure to look like, and Puppet makes it happen – and helps you keep it that way.

IT Automation for Speed

Chef is a configuration management tool used to streamline the task of configuring and maintaining a company’s servers, and can integrate with cloud-based platforms to automatically provision and configure new machines. The Chef platform consists of open source and commercial products that automate infrastructure, applications, compliance and the DevOps workflow. Components of the Chef platform can work independently or together. They can automate the cloud and data centers, enforce compliance and security, continuously deliver applications and infrastructure, and enable cross-team collaboration at scale.

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