The Latest News from Advanced Clustering: Latest Gen AMD EPYC-Based Systems & Results of our Linux Distribution Survey

Posted on April 12, 2022

Here is the latest news from Advanced Clustering Technologies, which was also shared
in our monthly newsletter published today. You can subscribe here to stay informed
about our latest news and product offerings.

Our ACTblade and ACTserv Systems
Support the Latest AMD EPYC™ Milan-X

The third generation AMD EPYC processors are designed to optimize technical computing
workloads like Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Electronic Design Automation (EDA),
and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that require intense computing power.
Learn more about the new processors and see our list of AMD processor-based solutions.

Results of our Linux Distribution Survey

In our last issue we asked you to respond to our survey to help us understand your
preference for Linux distribution now that the CentOS project has stopped tracking
the latest RedHat releases. We asked, “If you had your choice of Linux distributions
(assuming Advanced Clustering hardware and software would be fully supported),
what is your preference for Linux distribution on your next cluster purchase going forward?”

Here are the results:

  • Rocky – 45%
  • RedHat – 17%
  • Ubuntu – 10%
  • Alma – 7%
  • CentOS Stream – 7%
  • Oracle – 7%
  • SuSE – 0%
  • Undecided – 7%

After analysis of CentOS migration options and our recent survey (above)
to determine your Linux distribution preferences, Advanced Clustering Technologies
is announcing that we will support RHEL and all of the CentOS clones including
Alma, Rocky and Oracle. Advanced Clustering has begun development to support
Ubuntu for its cluster management solution, Clustervisor.  We will announce
availability for Ubuntu support in a future newsletter.

Contact Us with your Linux Distribution questions.

Coming Soon:
Advanced Clustering soon will be publishing the sixth edition of our popular Grant Proposal
Writing White Paper. This updated edition will include a checklist of things that must be
present in any proposal being submitted for either of the NSF’s two major funding programs
for HPC projects. We will also be including a sampling of feedback that comes directly from
grant evaluators for those who want to learn from the wins and losses of others. Stay tuned
for the free download, which will be available soon at The current
edition is still available for download here.

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