[Mauiusers] Cluster Resources Newsletter - November 2006

Nick Ihli nick.ihli at clusterresources.com
Wed Nov 29 12:17:01 MST 2006


Cluster Resources Newsletter - November 2006
Optimizing your Compute Resources
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www.ClusterResources.com/nov06 
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NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. THE WEATHER CHANNEL REINVENTS 
FORECASTING USING HPC BY MOAB AND HP
2. CLUSTER RESOURCES MOAB - MOST SELECTED 
ON TOP500 SUPERCOMPUTERS
3. IBM SUCCESS STORY HIGHLIGHTS WORK WITH 
CLUSTER RESOURCES
4. CLUSTER RESOURCES AT SUPERCOMPUTING 2006
5. DID YOU KNOW: STANDARDIZE PARAMETERS 
FOR EVERY JOB SUBMISSION 
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THE WEATHER CHANNEL REINVENTS 
FORECASTING USING HPC BY MOAB AND HP

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 Channels 
clustering solution, visit 
www.clusterresources.com/press .

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CLUSTER RESOURCES' MOAB - MOST 
SELECTED ON TOP500 SUPERCOMPUTERS

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, visit 
www.clusterresources.com/top500 .


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IBM SUCCESS STORY HIGHLIGHTS WORK 
WITH CLUSTER RESOURCES

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
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/isv/marketing/industrynetworks/howto/cluster_success.html

or visit www.clusterresources.com/IBM.pdf . 

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CLUSTER RESOURCES AT SUPERCOMPUTING 
2006

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.

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DID YOU KNOW: STANDARDIZE PARAMETERS 
FOR EVERY JOB SUBMISSION

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 parameter in the file msubrc. For more 
information, see Moab's documentation at 
www.clusterresources.com/msub 
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