Newsletter - October 2007
OPTIMIZING YOUR COMPUTE RESOURCES
NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cluster Resources will be at Supercomputing 2007 in Reno, Nevada from November 13-15 in booth #1807. Visit the booth and learn more about Moab, TORQUE, Escalante and more. Hands-on demonstration of Escalante daily.
Cluster Resources will present at Supercomputing!
BoF– TORQUE and Moab New Capabilities and Roadmap Forum
Tuesday, November 13th, 12:15 – 1:15pm, Rooms A3/A4
Exhibitor Forum – What’s In Store: How Organizations Cope as they Mature From Clusters to Adaptive Computing
Tuesday, November 13th, 2:00-2:30pm, Room A8
Look for us at the NNSA/ASC (TriLabs) SC07 research exhibition booth (#1617) Wednesday 11/14 from 11:00am - 11:45am.
Discussion topic: an informal collaborate forum to discuss Moab.
A Cluster Resources representative will be in the HP booth (#1417) Grid Partner Demo Station daily from 2pm - 4pm to answer questions about our products.
Moab Cluster Builder™ (aka "Escalante")
Try it yourself—A hands-on opportunity.
See for yourself just how quickly and easily you can deploy a cluster at the Cluster Resources SC07 booth (#1807) at the Escalante Demo Station. Representatives from Novell will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, and the developers of Escalante will be there to walk you through the easiest full stack cluster builder.
Beta testers are still being accepted.
To arrange for a private product demonstration or to schedule a meeting during SC07, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the trade show.
For information on how to get FREE SC'07 Exhibit Hall passes, just send an email to email@example.com with your contact information and the desired number of show floor passes. Quantities are limited, so email today.
Terra Soft Solutions, developer of the renowned OS Yellow Dog Linux, will be a guest in the Cluster Resources booth at SC07, booth #1807.
Terra Soft will demo a new turn-key film and video rendering solution called "Y-Film". Y-Film leverages the rapid, cross-architecture cluster construction suite Y-HPC coupled with industry standards 3Delight for back-end rendering, TORQUE and Moab for job queuing and cluster management, an automated workflow manager, suite of artist-production tools, and complete end-to-end color management system. Y-Film provides a robust, scalable, industry tested solution for film and video content creation.
- Automated workflow environment
- Robust asset management
- Scalable task queue, job scheduler
- Artist productivity tool suite
- End-to-end color management
- Frame expression language for flexible rendering
- Bundled with Torque, Moab, and 3Delight, a Renderman compliant render engine
- Cross architecture: Power 32/64-bit, x86-64
- Portable, powerful: Built upon Python
- Efficient: Reduce needless errors in render workflow
- Cross platform: Supports Yellow Dog Linux, Fedora, and CentOS
- Ease of deployment: Available as an RPM or integrated into a Y-HPC node image
- Built upon open source: Leverages PostgreSQL database engine
- Robust, scalable: Supports massive, concurrent transactions
Terra Soft will showcase Y-HPC and Y-Film on a 6 node Sony PS3 cluster.
Moab 5.2, scheduled for release in Q4, 2007, is now available for download — in Beta only — here. We have extended the Beta period for this version in order to allow more of our Moab users to test drive 5.2.
Patch 8 of Moab 5.1.0 was released to address an issue in the core scheduling. It is now available to download here.
Escalante Beta 2(code name for the full HPC-stack deployment solution based on Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10) has been released and is in final beta test phase. Look for a deployment demo of Escalante at SC’07 in Cluster Resources’ booth – 1807. For more information go here.
TORQUE 2.2.0 After several months in development, we are happy to announce the release of TORQUE 2.2.0. We thank the community for their essential contributions. This new release includes support for "primitive" job arrays, support for Linux 2.6 cpusets, fixes for OS X compiling, and numerous other fixes/enhancements. See the CHANGELOG for a more complete list of changes. You can download TORQUE 2.2.0 here.
Live interactive demonstrations show how easy it is to evaluate Moab, and go into detail about the tools we provide that make the evaluation simple and effective.
The tutorial covers How to Use Moab, as well as the following:
-Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
-End User tools
The next demonstrations are scheduled for Wednesday, November 28 at 1:00pm EDT and Thursday November 29 at 1:00pm GMT. If a time does not work for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a demonstration outside the current times. More times and sessions focused on Moab Grid Suite will follow. Times for November and December are posted as well.
To Register for one of the time slots, please go here.
Moab can launch events or triggers based on virtually any event. Triggers can be associated with jobs, nodes, reservations, or the core scheduler and enable actions to be taken when the specified event, offset, and threshold criteria are satisfied.
For example an administrator can send an email to the owner of a particular reservation when the usage drops below a specific threshold, or a user can launch an evaluation script 5 minutes before a job is scheduled for completion.
For more information, go here.
Cluster Resources has posted answers to frequently asked technical questions here.
Cluster Resources has a Moab Evaluation Product FAQ page located here.
Cluster Resources offers FREE evaluation copies of Moab Grid Suite here. This allows current Moab customers and all others to evaluate Moab's grid and cluster functionality.
During the evaluation period, contact email@example.com for free evaluation support.
For more information on Moab Grid Suite, go here.
Send inquiries regarding Products, Product Feedback, Technical Support, Consulting or Custom Development to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +1(801) 717-3700.
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