Cluster Management Software for SGI® ICE Systems
The SGI ICE X system is an integrated blade environment which can scale to thousands of nodes. The SGI Tempo cluster management software enables administrators to install, configure, provision, and manage a system which scales from a single rack of 64 nodes to 1,000's of nodes.
SGI Tempo cluster management software is designed for rapid deployment, efficient scaling, and reliable operations in the most demanding HPC data centers. While leveraging available open source tools for familiar cluster operations, it also delivers innovation in several key areas. These areas include a scalable and reliable Hierarchical Management Framework (HMF) which speeds deployment while improving performance and resiliency of the management functions. In addition SGI Tempo provides an innovative approach to diskless boot operations which reduces overall memory capacity requirements for diskless servers and increases reliability of the compute node by alleviating the need for a local hard drive which is a common failure component.
Summary of Features:
Diskless Boot Operations
SGI Tempo comes with a pre-built boot image for all compute blades within the cluster. Once these images are provisioned to the rack leader controller, the administrator can boot all compute blades within the system.