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Tag: high performance computing
AsiaBSDCon 2007 Paper/Slides List
Added: 17 March 2007
Tags: asiabsdcon, asiabsdcon2007
SHISA: The Mobile IPv6/NEMO BS Stack Implementation Current Status, Keiichi Shima (Internet Initiative Japan Inc., Japan), Koshiro Mitsuya, Ryuji Wakikawa (Keio University, Japan), Tsuyoshi Momose (NEC Corporation, Japan), Keisuke Uehara (Keio University, Japan) [paper] (311 Kb), An ISP Perspective, jail(8) Virtual Private Servers, Isaac Levy (NYC*BUG/LESMUUG, USA) [paper] (140 Kb), A NetBSD-based IPv6 NEMO Mobile Router, Jean Lorchat, Koshiro Mitsuya, Romain Kuntz (Keio University, Japan) [paper] (412 Kb), Whole of the Proceedings (6.5 Mb), Cover page (588 Kb), Porting the ZFS File System to the FreeBSD Operating System, Pawel Jakub Dawidek (pjd at FreeBSD.org, Poland) [slides] (278 Kb), Implementation and Evaluation of the Dual Stack Mobile IPv6, Koshiro Mitsuya, Ryuji Wakikawa, Jun Murai (Keio University, Japan) [paper] (1071 Kb), puffs - Pass to Userspace Framework File System, Antti Kantee (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland) [slides] (116 Kb), Reflections on Building a High Performance Computing Cluster Using FreeBSD, Brooks Davis (The Aerospace Corporation/brooks at FreeBSD.org, USA) [paper] (1371 Kb), Nsswitch Development: Nss-modules and libc Separation and Caching, Michael A Bushkov (Southern Federal University/bushman at FreeBSD.org, Russia) [paper] (32 Kb), Bluffs: BSD Logging Updated Fast File System, Stephan Uphoff (Yahoo!, Inc./ups at FreeBSD.org, USA) [slides] (601 Kb), Security Measures in OpenSSH, Damien Miller (djm at openbsd.org, Australia) [paper] (97 Kb), Porting the ZFS File System to the FreeBSD Operating System, Pawel Jakub Dawidek (pjd at FreeBSD.org, Poland) [paper] (96 Kb), An ISP Perspective, jail(8) Virtual Private Servers, Isaac Levy (NYC*BUG/LESMUUG, USA) [slides] (20 Mb), Support for Radio Clocks in OpenBSD, Marc Balmer (mbalmer at openbsd.org, Switzerland) [paper] (86 Kb), How the FreeBSD Project Works, Robert N M Watson (University of Cambridge/rwatson at FreeBSD.org, United Kingdom) [paper] (328 Kb), puffs - Pass to Userspace Framework File System, Antti Kantee (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland) [paper] (68 Kb)
Slides and papers of the AsiaBSDCon 2007
Building a High-Performance Computing Cluster Using FreeBSD
Source: New York City *BSD User Group
Added: 22 March 2008
Tags: nycbug, presentation, high performance computing, freebsd, brooks davis
MP3 version (9 Mb, 80 minutes)
Special NYC*BUG meeting with FreeBSD developer Brooks Davis
Since late 2000 we have developed and maintained a
general purpose technical and scientific computing
cluster running the FreeBSD operating system. In
that time we have grown from a cluster of 8 dual
Intel Pentium III systems to our current mix of 64
dual, quad-core Intel Xeon and 289 dual AMD Opteron
In this talk we reflect on the system architecture
as documented in our BSDCon 2003 paper "Building a
High-performance Computing Cluster Using FreeBSD"
and our changes since that time. After a brief
overview of the current cluster we revisit the
architectural decisions in that paper and reflect
on their long term success. We then discuss lessons
learned in the process. Finally, we conclude with
thoughts on future cluster expansion and designs.
Brooks Davis is an Engineering Specialist in the
High Performance Computing Section of the Computer
Systems Research Department at The Aerospace
Corporation. He has been a FreeBSD user since 1994,
a FreeBSD committer since 2001, and a core team
member since 2006. He earned a Bachelors Degree in
Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College in 1998.
His computing interests include high performance
computing, networking, security, mobility, and, of
course, finding ways to use FreeBSD in all these
areas. When not computing, he enjoys reading,
cooking, brewing and pounding on red-hot iron in
his garage blacksmith shop.