[Mauiusers] August 2005 Training Sessions

Wightman wightman at clusterresources.com
Tue Aug 16 10:44:36 MDT 2005

To All,

The Cluster Resources training is scheduled to take place next week
(August 23-26). If you have signed up to participate in this training
session and have not received an email with details concerning when and
how to attend please send an email to awebb at clusterresources.com.  If
you were unable to attend this session please note that another round of
training sessions will be held in approximately 3 months with roughly
the same itinerary.  Please contact us immediately and we can reserve
you a spot in those future sessions.  Thanks for all the interest and
let us know how we can assist you further:

- Douglas
Cluster Resources, INC.

PS. The original itinerary follows:

- Introduction 
- Overview of the Modern Cluster 
- Cluster Evolution and the Source of Cluster Productivity Losses 
- Detailed Analysis of Political, Resource, Middleware, and 
Environmental Blockages 
- Moab Workload Manager Architecture 

- Addressing Fairness Issues 

(strategies for priority, usage limit, fairshare, and allocation 

- Enabling QoS and Service Level Agreements 

(using job deadlines, QoS, rollback reservations, and other features) 

- Distributing Resources 

(using reservations, affinity, node sets, queues, and partitions for 
optimal efficiency and responsiveness) 

- Reducing the Downtime Associated with Downtime 

(automated failure recovery, system reservations, interleaved 
maintenance, and high availability) 

- Improving Resource Monitoring and Reporting 

(native resource managers and generic features, consumable resources, 
metrics, and events) 

- Holistic Cluster Management 

(integrated management of network, storage, and license resources) 

- Peer to Peer Grids 

(enabling highly flexible grids in two minutes or less - Live Demo) 

- Automating Responses to Environments Conditions 

(dynamically modified policies, triggers, reservations, notifications 
and other actions in response to failures, altered states, and 
performance thresholds) 

- Trouble Shooting and Diagnosing Performance 

(using integrated Moab analysis features to evaluate everything from 
fairness policies to data staging) 

- Capacity Planning 

(using advanced statistics, profiling, and simulation capabilities to 
identify cluster bottlenecks and predict future resource needs) 

- Optimization 

(using job profiles to enable Moab to 'learn' best application 
placement, tuning reservation policies, and identifying policy based 

- End User Empowerment 

(Moab Access Portal overview, personal reservations, and improved 
workload placement and start estimation tools) 

- Tools for Training and Empowering Administrators 

(Moab Cluster Manager overview including integrated documentation and 

- Tools for Managers 

(Automating professional report and chart generation displaying 
performance and usage for users, accounts, nodes, and clusters) 

- New Features of Moab 4.2.4 

(hosting center support - Live Demo, virtualized resources, dynamic 
jobs, optimized data staging, application farms, identity management 
interface, and other new features) 

- A Look to the Future 

(a brief description of the future roadmap for Moab Cluster Suite and 
Moab Grid Suite)

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