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HPC News Bytes for June 19, 2015

While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include big boosts for Apache Spark, Containerization, and Lustre.

Video: Introduction to Docker

In this video, Docker Founder and CTO Soloman Hykes explains what Docker is and why developers like it. “Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.”

Video: Docker, Monitoring, and SLURM Dashboards

“Based on a containerized HPC environment this talk shows of a state-of-the-art stack including performance monitoring, log event handling and GraphDB based inventory to provide insights into what is going on within a SLURM cluster. The framework used is QNIBTerminal incorporating the ELK stack, a graphite backend and neo4j as a GraphDB.”