June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: BoF 10: Understand Your Cluster by Overlaying Multiple Information Layers
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room:   Hall 5
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:10:30 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
Presenter:   Christian Kniep, Bull
Abstract:   Today’s data center managers are burdened by a lack of aligned information of multiple layers. Work-flow events like ‘job <XYZ> starts’ aligned with performance metrics and events extracted from log facilities are low-hanging fruit that is on the edge to become use-able due to open-source software like Graphite, StatsD, logstash and alike. This talk aims to show off the benefits of merging multiple layers of information within an InfiniBand cluster by using use-cases for system operation and management level personal. Mr. Kniep held two BoF sessions which described the lack of InfiniBand (ISC'12) and generic HPC monitoring (ISC'13). This years’ session aims to propose a way to fix it. To drill into the issue, Mr. Kniep uses his recently started project QNIBTerminal to spin up a complete clusterstack using LXC containers. Details about the motivation for QNIBTerminal and a simple examplary use could be found here: Targeted Audience
System administrators, system architects and management personal