win10 upgrade

recently,  my win7 laptop seems to need some update but missing the update in control panel, after many attempt to recovery but not successful, I decided to try win10

It is presently surprise that the whole process is quite smooth

since I belong to Microsoft insider community, so I regular get the announcement on w10 but I can not use window update, so I click the media-based upgrade to

Microsoft Software Download site download

MediaCreation Toolx64.exe

I just run it, after awhile it come back with questions to remove

1 recovery and update

2 McAfee security

I agree to remove both

It start to download the w10, take time, then ask to install and I agree

after some time, system reboot and I sign in with Microsoft account

every thing seems to work

e.g. Thunderbird mail, Google chrome, office 2007 etc

In the first night the display font seems big, by the 2nd night it become more reasonable , may be after new update

One thing I like  is the new iclound photo stream, now I can see what ipad can see

the following link is on Pravacy

privacy how to stop win 10 Preying eye

The following link to add Insider hub back

add insider hub

One can use the same process to add some more language input methods

e.g. Chinese hand writing, voice input etc

Change default browser to something other than edge e.g chrome

edge to chrome

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T5-8 SPARC SuperCluster

 

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hpc.inspur.com

NH-2 build by NUDT and inspur

IN searching for some more info on two web site, not too much detail are published

some interesting info on inspur software

TSMM

    • TSMM, the cluster monitor and management software, will manage cluster system and asset, monitor cluster status and   alarm when cluster error.

      •   Modularized design and flexible system architecture
      • Scalability to 1000+ nodes, less impaction to system performance
      • Dynamic resource monitor: CPU\GPU\Memory\Network\File system
      • 12 months historical monitor data query
      • Running status comparison between nodes
      • 3 ways to alarm when error: Web/Email/SMS
      • Cluster mobile monitoring with Android Phone/Pad supported

TSJM

TSJM

  • TSJM, the cluster job management and scheduling software, will receive serial, parallel or interactive job submitting and allocate computing resources, collect and feedback the job result.
    • Multiple clusters job management and scheduling
    • Web based job submitting interface
    • Job templates customized, help job submit easily
    • Multiple scheduling policies(Fareshare, Backfill, Reservation, Priority, FIFO), automatic load balance
    • Real-time monitoring of resources and jobs
    • Zombie processes automatic cleaning-up
    • Memory usage check, avoids out of memory
    • Checkpoint function(partly supported)
    • Management server high availability supported
    • 3 ways to notice or alarm: Web/Email/SMS
    • Billing Reports in xls or pdf file

TSDM

TSDM

  • TSDM, the cluster OS and software parallel deployment software, will help deploy large scale cluster quickly.
    • Windows and Linux OS supported
    • OS Image installation supported
    • Multiple OS deployment simultaneously
    • Application software deployment supported
    • Hardware drivers deployment supported
    • System backup and recovery function
    • Nodes installation style can be customized
    • 100+ nodes deployment in less than 2 hours

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China new Tianhe-2

This link provide some info on china new Tianhe-2 Supercomputer

detail report  by Dongarra

Chinese content  was reported by

26959c35bd11d5e07dae83ec14fe2910

by insideHPC

Compute Node

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Frontend processors (not  part of the system)

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this link  李楠 talk about the potential applications:

 

  • weather forecast
  • 3D movie
  • new drug
  • bio science
  • Tsunami forecast
  • nuclear
  • material research
  • weather changes

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TH-2 will be in two stages

  • by June 17, 2013
  • by 2015

Observations:

  • China want to be #1 in Top500 list
  • This is big $$ project, join developed by NUDT and Inspur
  • Key HPC facility for southern China (NSCC-GZ)
  • To showcase the china own CPU, FT-1500 is included (just like Japan has its own SPARCX)

some new picture (TH-2)

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link

http://video.sina.com.cn/v/b/107376697-3173633817.html

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New York SPARC Launch

Some interesting points

  • there will be SPARC supercluster based on T5
  • there will be speed increase and more core  for M5 soon
  • there will be more HW assist feature for java/db in the future SPARC chip
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  • T4 & T5 servers co-existence
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  • T5-8 vs T4-4
    • chip:
      • 2x cores
      • 2.5x memory bandwidth
      • 2x cache
    • system
      • 5x memory bandwidth
      • 4x i/o bandwidth
      • 2x memory capacity
      • 5x application performance
  • T5 CPU
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  • M5 CPU
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  • SPARC roadmap
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  • SPARC future Work
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  • SW in Silicon
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  • Future of SPARC
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Oracle Introduces the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2

Oracle introduces DBA version 2

key features

  • two 8-core E5-2690 processor
  • 10ge interconnect
  • COD licensing (4,8,12, 16 core)
  • oracle VM capable(2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 core license)
  • 512 GB of memory(2.5X)
  • 18TB SAS storage(4X) (with optional storage expansion)
  • 800GB flash(3X)(4x200GB SSD in expansion storage)
  • external NFS storage for online backup or additional DB files
  • ASR support
  • Appliance Manager

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Observations:

  • This run RAC with  two 10Ge without go through switches
  • OEL 5.8 pre-installed
  • support
    • Oracle DB EE 11.2.0.3
    • RAC
    • RAC one node
  • need down time for patching(patch bundle)(?)
  • support ACFS so one can run some other apps in DBA, as example running SAP netweaver  and weblogic server
  • using OVM for isolation between database and application wordloads, support linux, widnow and solaris
  • documentation
  • seems that DBA1 still availabe
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T4-2 vs T5-2

server T4-2 T5-2
H 3U 3U
HBA PCIe2 (10) PCIe3(8)
HDD 6 6
1 ge/10 ge 4 ge 4 1/10 ge
DIMM 32(max 1TB) 32(max 512GB)
LDOM 128 256
PCIe root complex 2 2
max root Domain with hdd + NIC 1 2
F40 support yes no
CPU Ghz 3.6 2.8

Observations: One  should pick T5-2

  • 2X+ throughput and 1.28X single thread
  • two root domains with HDD + NIC
  • Pcie3 vs Pcie2 (very few pcie3 HBA exist)
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