Containerizing the Llama 2 Model with Apptainer on GCP

Containerizing the Llama 2 Model with Apptainer on GCP

I’ve been working to containerize various open-source large language models throughout this year, with varying success. I recently got the Llama 2 model containerized with Apptainer and was running some tests with it on GCP, and thought I’d put together a short blog post summarizing where we’re at and how we got here. This has...

How to Add Users and Groups from the Command Line in Rocky Linux

How to Add Users and Groups from the Command Line in Rocky Linux

Linux is a multi-user environment. Not only does it mean you can have multiple accounts on a single system, but it also means multiple users can be logged in at the same time. You can have a user on the desktop, and users logging in via SSH or FTP.  As an administrator of Linux, you're...

OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1, Now on Oracle Cloud

OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1, Now on Oracle Cloud

We’re excited to announce the availability of a comprehensive software stack for high performance computation of shapes via the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This application package, bundling OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1, offers a complete solution for simulating and visualizing complex, non-linear problems on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). A comprehensive package Building on its...

How to Deploy Portainer with Podman on Rocky Linux

How to Deploy Portainer with Podman on Rocky Linux

Portainer is a web-based container management platform that makes working with containerized deployments significantly easier, more efficient, and more reliable. And although you can use Cockpit or the CLI to manage deployments, Cockpit is fairly basic, and the CLI requires more knowledge and isn't nearly as efficient as a well-designed GUI.  That's where Portainer comes...

CIQ Rolls Out Ascender Installer for Kubernetes Platforms

CIQ Rolls Out Ascender Installer for Kubernetes Platforms

Automation is the cornerstone of modern enterprise infrastructure, and CIQ is at the forefront of this revolution. We are excited to announce the rollout of Ascender installers for all Kubernetes-based platforms. Ascender governs the automation of Rocky Linux management at scale as well as workloads, networking, devices, public clouds, and other infrastructure at an enterprise...

Announcing CIQ's Rocky Linux Solutions on Google Cloud Marketplace

Announcing CIQ's Rocky Linux Solutions on Google Cloud Marketplace

CIQ is proud to announce the general availability of our new Rocky Linux solutions on Google Cloud Marketplace. As an evolution of our partnership with Google Cloud, we’re excited to provide customers and partners with a world-class Rocky Linux experience backed by CIQ expertise and support through Google Cloud Marketplace.  Rocky Linux, the world’s fastest...

Workaround for Communication Issue with MPI Apps & Apptainer without Setuid

Workaround for Communication Issue with MPI Apps & Apptainer without Setuid

In this article, (1) we first introduce the intra-node communication issue with MPI applications and Apptainer without setuid (default version of Apptainer v1.1.x and v1.2.x) that uses unprivileged user namespace that happens with certain types of intra-node communication transport. (2) We show you test results of various MPIs, communication frameworks, interconnects, and intra-node communication transports....

Benchmarking Containerized MPI with Apptainer on Dell PowerEdge and Cornelis Omni-Path

Benchmarking Containerized MPI with Apptainer on Dell PowerEdge and Cornelis Omni-Path

In a previous article, I demonstrated how Warewulf makes it simple to deploy an HPC cluster. Now, I don’t know about you; but, once I have a cluster, I immediately start looking for something to run on it. But I’m a systems guy—not a domain scientist—so that usually means I start benchmarking. Recently at CIQ,...

How to Configure an FTP Server on Rocky Linux with the Help of SSH

How to Configure an FTP Server on Rocky Linux with the Help of SSH

Even with the continued proliferation of cloud services, FTP is still a viable means of uploading and downloading files within your company. This is especially true if you do not want your files saved on a third-party service or if you need to automate the process of exchanging files between machines. Or you might have...

Deploying a Dell PowerEdge and Cornelis Omni-Path Cluster with Warewulf

Deploying a Dell PowerEdge and Cornelis Omni-Path Cluster with Warewulf

CIQ develops and supports open source software for HPC that simplifies your life as a cluster administrator. I recently had the opportunity to deploy and test this software in a Dell PowerEdge cluster with Cornelis Omni-Path networking, with equipment provided in generous partnership by Dell and Cornelis. Both PowerEdge and Omni-Path are frequently deployed in...