Newsletter - September 2006
OPTIMIZING YOUR COMPUTE RESOURCES
NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cluster Resource, Inc.® announced at GridWorld’s Exhibit Showcase the inclusion of Grid Learning in Moab Grid Suite® -- a new feature designed to help maximize usage of grid resources.
Grid Learning provides added intelligence and adaptability to Moab Grid Suite. This intelligence enables Moab to learn strategies over time such as the allocation of optimal resources to a given application, the effective data transfer rate between clusters for automated date migration and expected job execution times for given users and accounts. Using this information, Moab continuously improves its workload management decisions, increasing system utilization and reducing average wait time.
Moab Grid Suite is the first workload management solution to implement a feature such as Grid Learning into the scheduling decisions. Cluster Resources is further applying this technology to its Cluster and Utility Computing/On-Demand solutions, using the detailed knowledge of current environment and future decisions to make Moab’s peer-enabled services smarter.
"Not only does Grid Learning further enhance Moab's ability to achieve 90-99 percent utilization of compute resources, but it also helps Moab pro-actively adapt to resource failures and environmental changes automatically," said Michael Jackson, President of Cluster Resources. "When you optimize your resources with a self-tuning system, jobs run faster and you accomplish more work in less time, resulting in improved return on investment across the grid."
Cluster Resources has released new versions of Moab Workload Manager® and Moab Access Portal®.
Moab Workload Manager patch 8
Patch 8 contains new enhancements and feature extensions. Customers can download this new version here
The new patch version is also available to download as an evaluation here
Moab Access Portal 4.5.0
As announced in last months newsletter, 4.5.0 of Moab Access Portal includes the simplifying of the installation process. The Linux distribution of Moab Access Portal comes embedded with Java and the servlet engine Tomcat. The new version also has improved submission screens, which are more intuitive, making it easier for users to create scripts on-the-fly. 4.5.0 offers the improved reading of large messages for jobs and nodes using tool-tips.
Additionally, Cluster Resources eradicated possible security vulnerabilities, improved the memory footprint and fixed other small bugs.
You can view the new features via our online demo in a couple of days here
These updates were applied to Moab Access Portal for Grids as well. A version that does not contain Java is also available for use on systems that need a different version of Java.
Customers can download Moab Access Portal here
The Moab Access Portal is also available for evaluators to download here
Cluster Resources, Inc. and LinuxHPC.org announced the release of ClusterBuilder.org version 1.3 (http://www.clusterbuilder.org), featuring the new Clustering Encyclopedia – a specialized reference source of high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and products.
ClusterBuilder.org is a Web site created through the combined efforts of Cluster Resources (http://www.clusterresources.com) and LinuxHPC.org (http://www.linuxhpc.org), designed to help cluster administrators, technical evaluators and purchase evaluators build out better cluster, grid and utility-based computing environments.
The new Clustering Encyclopedia adds more than 130 new articles and 160 pages of cluster related information, demonstrating ClusterBuilder.org's continued efforts to provide an HPC-centric research location and information portal for HPC technologies.
In addition to the encyclopedia, the new version of ClusterBuilder.org also contains a hyper-linked index, which acts as a portal to quickly and easily guide users to the specific content they seek.
Have a question about the installation of Moab? Cluster Resources has posted answers to common technical questions here
The information answers many common questions sites have during the installation and initial configuration of Moab. Over the next few months, Cluster Resources will continue to update these questions with more answers and troubleshooting steps.
Cluster Resources also has a FAQ page that answers common questions about the Moab evaluation. The FAQ is located here
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