Newsletter - March 2006
OPTIMIZING YOUR COMPUTE RESOURCES
NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cluster Resources' technical team wishes to thank the participants of February's free training. Turnout was exceptional, with scheduled classes filled to more than 100 percent of expected levels.
The February training sessions is now online to allow those who could not attend access to the same training in video flash format at www.clusterresources.com/techtraining. Topics available are; Deployment, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting, Optimization & Uptime, End Users, Political Sharing & Service Delivery, Reporting & Monitoring, Grid Computing, Utility/Hosted Computing and TORQUE. A similar private training from Cluster Resources would cost $210 per hour.
Cluster Resources is planning another training for the second half of 2006. If you have a specific topic that you would like our training to cover at that time, please submit your request at email@example.com.
GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris interviewed Cluster Resources' Chief Technology Officer David Jackson. The interview, which explores the unique abilities of Cluster Resources' Moab Cluster, Grid, and Utility/Hosting Suites, is featured in the March 6, 2006 issue of GRIDtoday.
Jackson, an innovator in grid technology, provides a closer look at how Cluster Resources' technology has empowered companies to “deliver their skills seamlessly, efficiently and reliably.”
“Many sites are using Moab's Grid tools and technologies as a natural extension of their clusters and, without even knowing it, have enabled a grid across their systems,” Jackson said. “I think this is the way it should be. With Moab, there really isn't a leap....It's just a natural extension of the familiar cluster.”
To read Jackson's full interview go to:
Cluster Resources is pleased to announce the use of Moab Cluster Suite by the National Supercomputer Center (NSC) in Sweden. NSC is the largest high performance computing (HPC) center in Sweden managing more than 14 clusters and 1700 CPU's, eight universities, and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
As the premier source of HPC in Sweden, NSC is looking forward to not only resolving past system administration problems using Moab, but also alleviating difficult scheduling demands in support of research on various topics such as weather forecasting and quantum chemistry.
Cluster Resources will attend the GridWorld 2006 Conference, September 11-14 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Focused on the commercial benefits of grid computing, GridWorld is the premier business-to-business conference for Enterprise IT strategists worldwide. This year's conference will focus on achieving agility, efficiency and innovation in the enterprise.
As a sponsor of the event, Cluster Resources' representatives will demonstrate how to enable grids with Moab Grid Suite at our information booth throughout the conference.
For more information about GridWorld 2006 visit: www.gridworldhome.com
For more information about Cluster Resources events visit: www.clusterresources.com
Organizations with users of differing need levels often run into problems efficiently scheduling jobs to accommodate those needs. Moab's QoS facility allows a site to give special treatment to various classes of jobs, users, groups, etc. Each QoS object can be thought of as a container of special privileges ranging from fairness policy exemptions, to special job prioritization, to special functionality access. Each QoS object also has an extensive access list of users, groups and accounts that can access these privileges.
Sites can configure various QoS's each with its own set of priorities, policy exemptions and special resource access settings. A given job will have a default QoS and may have access to several additional QoS's. When the job is submitted, the submitter may request a specific QoS or just allow the default QoS to be used. Once a job is submitted, a user may adjust the QoS of his jobs at any time using the “setqos” command. The “setqos” command will only allow the user to modify the QoS of his jobs and only change the QoS to a QoS that this user has access to. Moab administrators may change the QoS of any job to any value.
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* TORQUE Resource Manager software developed by NASA Ames Research Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Veridian Information Solutions, Inc. Visit www.OpenPBS.org for OpenPBS software support, products, and information. TORQUE is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with Altair Grid Solutions, Inc