Newsletter - November 2006
Optimizing Your Compute Resources
Whether you’re off to the ballpark, a picnic or a round of golf, accurate weather forecasting is crucial to your preparation. The Weather Channel is working to improve weather predictions in places just like these using a high-powered supercomputer to run their innovative weather prediction algorithm.
The Weather Channel employs Moab’s event policy engine — a tool used to automate administrative tasks — to monitor and command the system to run calculations on their HP ProLiant DL385 cluster three times per hour, 365 days per year.
“Moab has been rock solid since the beginning,” Schmitt said. “It kicks off beautifully like clockwork needing no human intervention, which is unlike so many other schedulers. There weren’t very many environments out there that allowed us to do this level of automation where we set it up and it drives itself.”
To learn more about The Weather Channel’s clustering solution, visit www.clusterresources.com/press.
With the new Top500 supercomputers list released Nov. 14, Cluster Resources, Inc. announced today Moab has been selected to run on 50 percent of the top ten systems and now more than 48 percent of the top 100 systems’ total CPU count. Leading sites that have selected Moab include the numbers 1,2,4,6 and 10 systems.
Cluster Resources has experienced consistent year-over-year growth in Top500 adoption over the previous five years.
"We are pleased to see that a growing number of the top supercomputing organizations in the world are using Moab as their resource and workload management solution," said Dave Jackson, CTO of Cluster Resources. "Moab's high scalability, along with its ease of management and ability for automation, enables these sites to squeeze more power out of their hardware."
To learn more about Cluster Resources’ customer sites on the Top500 list see this file.
IBM this month released a success story about their work with Cluster Resources. The story details the projects IBM and Cluster Resources have jointly worked on, as well as Cluster Resources’ compatibility status on IBM hardware
The document states “[Cluster Resources’] solutions have been tested and run on all standard IBM hardware platforms, including Linux on POWER (IBM System i5, System p5, and BladeCenter) and the IBM Systems x and z servers. Initial testing of Moab has been performed on IBM Blue Gene. A perfect combination for Cluster Resources' solutions, Linux on IBM hardware gives them fast, stable, and reliable performance on powerful, cost-effective, fully supported servers.”
To view a full version of the story, go to www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/isv/marketing/industrynetworks/howto/cluster_success.html or visit www.clusterresources.com/IBM.pdf.
Cluster Resources wishes to thank all who visited our booth at SC06. We were glad to meet members of the Moab, Maui and TORQUE communities face to face. We also held a successful TORQUE BoF. Please join us next year at SC07 in Reno, NV at booth #1907.
A feature Cluster Resources recently added to Moab allows organizations to standardize parameters added to each job submission. This feature lets administrators add parameters across the entire cluster or to partitions of the cluster.
In order to standardize parameters, an administrator can specify the paramater in the file msubrc. For more information, see Moab’s documentation at www.clusterresources.com/msub
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