Newsletter - August/September 2007
Optimizing your Compute Resources
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 and Escalante.
A number of Cluster Resources' partners will also be present at SC’07:
- Cisco/Topspin (booth 1121)
- Cray, Inc. (booth 1628)
- Dell (booth 1816)
- HP (booth 1417)
- IBM (booth 1215)
- Linux Networx (booth 1237)
- Panasas (booth 1037)
- SGI (502)
To arrange for a private product demonstration or to schedule a meeting during the conference, please email email@example.com prior to the conference.
Moab 5.2, which is scheduled for release at the end of September 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. Moab 5.2 includes bug fixes and many new feature enhancements.
Moab 5.1.0p7 is also now available to download from the download page.
See the changelog on the downloads page, for more information on the changes made in each version.
Terra Soft Solutions and Power.org Present Cell Hack-a-thon II, Featuring TORQUE & MOAB on PlayStation 3, in Austin, Texas, September 22-25
Cell Hack-a-thon II, a four-day event beginning two days before the Power Architecture Developer Conference, is a hands-on workshop in which six Sony PlayStation 3 consoles are concatenated into a supercomputing cluster. The Cell Broadband Engine, the innovative Power Architecture processor inside the PlayStation 3, has been dubbed a "supercomputer on a chip." Participants in the Cell Hack-a-thon II will work on head node installation, compute node image deployment, and use of TORQUE and MOAB for job management. Participants will also be invited to test their own parallel (MPI) and distributed (Torque) code.
Programmers and cluster users at all experience levels are welcome. Availability is limited due to the number of available Cell systems and facility accommodations. Hack-a-Thon dates are September 22-25.
Additional information and registration details can be found at: http://www.power.org/email/devcon_080807 and http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/news/2007/2007-07-02.shtml
Starting In September, Cluster Resources will provide monthly FREE Moab Eval Online Demonstrations. These interactive demonstrations will show how easy it is to evaluate Moab and the tools provided that make the evaluation simple and effective.
The tutorial will cover how to use Moab as well as the following areas: Moab Architecture, Installation, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting, Admin tools, End User tools, and Testing Modes.
The demonstrations are scheduled for Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 at two
different times to best accommodate users in the United States and EMEA regions. 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.
To Register for one of the time slots, please go here
There will be a Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing held in conjunction with SC 07, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking and Storage.
Date: November, 2007, Reno, NV, USA
VTDC 07: http://workspace.globus.org/vtdc07/
General Information (from http://workspace.globus.org/vtdc07/)
“The convergence of virtualization technologies and distributed computing is an exciting development and the subject of much research in both academia and industry. The VTDC workshop is intended to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on the use of virtualization technologies in distributed computing, the challenges and opportunities offered by the development of virtual systems themselves, as well as case studies of application of virtualization.
The scope of "virtualization technologies" includes techniques and concepts to enable virtual machines, virtual networks, virtual data, virtual storage, virtual applications and virtual instruments. The scope of "distributed computing" includes Grid-computing, cluster computing, peer-to-peer computing and mobile computing.
VTDC 2007 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Using virtualization technologies for resource management and QoS assurance
- Security aspects of using virtualization in a distributed environment
- Virtual networks
- Virtual data and storage systems
- Fault tolerance in virtualization
- Virtualization in P2P
- Monitoring techniques in virtualization
- Virtualization-based adaptive/autonomic systems
- Virtual datacenters
- Virtual environment factories and services
- Environment configuration
- Virtual machine management
- Modeling (applications and systems)
- Case studies of applications using virtual technologies
- Deployment studies of virtualization technologies
- Tools relevant to virtualization
- Virtualization as vehicle for outsourcing
Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Papers should be submitted as full-length 8 page papers of double column text using single spaces 10pt size type on an 8.5"x11" paper, as per IEEE manuscript guidelines. Paper submission instructions will be placed on the workshop web page at http://workspace.globus.org/vtdc07. Presentations will be invited based on the originality, technical merit, and topical relevance of their submissions.
Please contact email@example.com with questions.”
September 24, 2007 - Paper submission
October 16, 2007 - Notification of acceptance
October 26, 2007 - Final version due
Cluster Resources has posted answers to frequently asked technical questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for free evaluation support. For more information on Moab Grid Suite, go here
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