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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4

1 Introduction

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing is a highly scalable, high-performance parallel computing platform for modeling, simulation, and advanced analytics workloads.

1.1 Components provided

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4 provides tools and libraries related to High Performance Computing. This includes:

  • A workload manager

  • Remote and parallel shells

  • Performance monitoring and measuring tools

  • A serial-console monitoring tool

  • A cluster power management tool

  • A tool for discovering the machine hardware topology

  • System monitoring

  • A tool for monitoring memory errors

  • A tool for determining the CPU model and its capabilities (x86-64 only)

  • A user-extensible heap manager capable of distinguishing between different kinds of memory (x86-64 only)

  • Various MPI implementations

  • Serial and parallel computational libraries providing common standards, such as BLAS, LAPACK, and others

  • Serial and parallel libraries for the HDF5 file format

1.2 Hardware platform support

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4 is available for the Intel 64/AMD64 (x86-64) and AArch64 platforms.

1.3 Support and lifecycle

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4 is supported throughout the lifecycle of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP4. Two lifecycle extensions, Extended Service Overlap Support (ESPOS) and Long Term Support Service (LTSS), are also available for this product. Any released package is fully maintained and supported until the availability of the next release.

For more information, see the Support Policy page at https://www.suse.com/support/policy.html.

1.4 Documentation and other information

  • Read the README files on the media.

  • Get detailed change log information about a particular package from the RPM (where FILENAME.rpm is the name of the RPM):

    rpm --changelog -qp FILENAME.rpm
  • Check the ChangeLog file in the top level of the media for a chronological log of all changes made to the updated packages.

  • The most recent version of the release notes is always available at https://www.suse.com/releasenotes.

  • The most recent version of this documentation is always available at https://documentation.suse.com/.