Iserver Software Configuration

Factory Software Configuration: Custom Installation and Customization Services

Iron Systems continually evaluates and tests the latest software innovations. We are experienced in installing and customizing the operating system and software products in your system to meet your specific needs. Below you'll find links to and information about our operating systems partners, hypervisors partners, and high performance computing partners.

  • Support for Industry Standard Virtualization Hypervisors
  • Support for Industry Standard Operating Systems
  • Support for Industry Standard HPC Management Software

Support for Industry Standard Virtualization Hypervisor Systems:

Iron offers a complete line of high performance Virtualization Hypervisor servers that fully utilize server hardware virtualization capabilities. These build-to-order virtualized servers are configured for maximized virtualization performance, higher server utilization, increased security, minimized system downtime, and better efficiency rates while managing systems in mission-critical environments.



Support for Industry Standard Operating Systems:

Iron's iServer and iClusters products can be preinstalled with an operating system of your choice to better support your unique business application, performance and environment needs. Operating systems other than those listed below can be installed, but require coordination with your sales engineer.

CentOS
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible.
http://www.centos.org
Debian
Debian GNU/Linux is popular for high-performance computing due to its multi-platform support and ease of package management and administration. It provides a wide range of services, with over 8,700 packages to select from with the current distribution. Debian GNU/Linux is full featured, dynamic and also free to use and redistribute.
http://www.debian.org/
Fedora
Red Hat Enterprise Linux technology is derived from the Fedora Project. Fedora is a Red Hat- sponsored and community-supported open source project. It provides a public development platform and proving ground for new open source technologies.
http://fedora.redhat.com/
Gentoo Linux
The Gentoo Linux distribution includes a rich set of popular software packages and is relatively easy to install and upgrade. Because it is a source distribution, it is useful for organizations that wish to customize a Linux distribution for their high-performance systems yet maintain an easy install and upgrade ability.
http://www.gentoo.org/
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is the latest version of the Windows Server platform. It provides enhanced security, increased reliability, and simplified administration to help enterprise customers across all industries. The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family helps organizations do more with less by providing an infrastructure for higher productivity and efficiency.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/
Windows XP Professional
The Windows XP Professional operating system is the best choice for businesses of all sizes. Windows XP Professional integrates the strengths of Windows 2000 Professional, such as standards-based security, manageability, and reliability, with the best business features of Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition, such as Plug and Play, simplified user interface, and innovative support services. This combination creates the best desktop operating system for business. Whether your business deploys Windows XP Professional on a single computer or throughout a worldwide network, this new operating system increases your computing power while lowering cost of ownership for desktop computers.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/
Red Hat's enterprise-class Linux
Red Hat's enterprise-class Linux operating system distribution is backed by the accountability of a major commercial software company and is stable, reliable and broadly supported. Easy to deploy and manage, Red Hat Enterprise Linux also provides various training & support options along with many industry and hardware certifications and certified applications. High- performance computing customers realize increased manageability with Red Hat Network and improved scalability with Red Hat Global File System.
http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/
Novell
The SUSE LINUX family is characterized by flexibility and versatility while delivering a scalable, high-performance foundation for secure enterprise computing. It delivers a degree of security, reliability, availability, scalability, and automated administration that only Linux-based systems can offer. SUSE supports its enterprise customers with a comprehensive range of qualified consulting, training and support services.
http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/
FreeBSD
FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization

Support for Industry Standard HPC Management Software:

Iron's HPC solution is designed to simplify HPC deployment and management. We start by building a comprehensive infrastructure stack built from leading industry-standard building blocks and best-in-class partner products. The result is a highly scalable HPC solution that can deliver exceptional performance and manageability at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems.

Beowulf Clusters
Beowulf Clusters are scalable performance clusters based on commodity hardware, on a private system network, with open source software (Linux) infrastructure. The designer can improve performance proportionally with added machines. The commodity hardware can be any of a number of mass-market, stand-alone compute nodes as simple as two networked computers each running Linux and sharing a file system or as complex as 1024 nodes with a high-speed, low-latency network.
http://www.beowulf.org
Windows HPC Server 2008
Windows HPC Server 2008 provides a productive, cost-effective, and high-performance computing (HPC) solution that runs on x64-bit hardware. Windows HPC Server 2008 can be deployed, managed, and extended using familiar tools and technologies.
http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/overview.aspx
NVIDIA Tesla
NVIDIA® Tesla™ computing solutions enable the necessary transition to energy efficient parallel computing power. With 240 cores per processor and based on the revolutionary NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture, Tesla scales to solve the world's most important computing challenges—more quickly and accurately.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_computing_solutions.html
ScaleMP
Enables the creation of a single virtual system by aggregating multiple industry-standard x86 systems. vSMP Foundation software add-on creates virtual systems ranging from 4 to 32 processors (128 cores) and up to 4 TB of shared memory.
http://www.scalemp.com/
Intel Cluster Ready
The Intel® Cluster Ready program makes it easier to experience the power of high-performance computing (HPC). Developed in conjunction with hardware and software vendors, the Intel Cluster Ready program is designed to simplify purchasing, deployment, and management of HPC clusters.
http://www.intel.com/go/cluster/