Solaris x86, MATLAB , xVM and V12N, BrandZ

One of roadblock for Solaris x86 adoption in HPC field is lacking of the MATLAB port

MATLAB is a widely used tool in computional and simulation

Solaris 09/07 does add a new feature of brandZ that sill suport 32-bit redhat and run MATLAB in 32-bit mode

There is some work to extend BrandZ support for 2.6 linux in opensolaris since b72, very interesting work by cummunity

Upcoming Solaris xVM can run redhat 5 64-bit in PVM mode or redht 4 64-bit in HVM mode. So one can run MATLAB in 64-bit together with other apps in Solaris 64-bit

Of course one can use other OS as base to run Solaris and linux

  • vmware ESX support Solaris 10 and redhat , suse and window
  • Redhat , CentOS 5 support linux, window, Solaris
  • Suse 10 support linux, window, Solaris
  • xensource support linux and window

One issues need to workout, DRM software like SGE and PBS and LSF need to deal with this new V12N environment.

About laotsao 老曹

HopBit GridComputing LLC Rockscluster Gridengine Solaris Zone, Solaris Cluster, OVM SPARC/Ldom Exadata, SPARC SuperCluster
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