[Mauiusers] Cluster Resources Newsletter - January 2009

Steffanie Martz smartz at clusterresources.com
Fri Jan 30 15:25:55 MST 2009

Newsletter – January 2009



1. Events
2. CRI in the News
3. CRI EMEA Office Moves to Expanded Facilities
4. Did You Know: Internal Charging Facilities
5. Online Training Sessions
6. FAQs

1. Events

--Moab Con 2009
     Join us for Cluster Resources' second annual Moab Con, a three-day conference packed with keynote speakers from industry-leading organizations, presentations by Moab engineers, technical training sessions, panel discussions, road-map presentations, and other events aimed at helping you get the most out of Moab and your HPC or data center environment. 

Moab Con 2009 will be held in Provo, Utah, June 17-19, 2009. Receive an early-bird discount by registering now at http://clusterresources.com/moabcon/.


2. CRI in the News

--Moab Is Key to Alleviating Energy Crisis in HPC
	Conserve energy and cut costs with Moab's green computing solutions. Moab works to reduce energy use through cost-and temperature-based workload scheduling and through intelligent power management and workload consolidation. Read more about Moab's green computing solutions in the December/January issue of Scientific Computing World. 



3. CRI Relocates EMEA Office to Expanded Facilities in Guildford UK

As a result of its rapid international expansion, Cluster Resources has relocated its EMEA headquarters from Cambridge to larger offices in Guildford UK. Guildford provides easy access to Cluster Resources' major partners in the UK "silicon valley" and is closer to the main London airports, simplifying travel to Cluster Resources' growing partner and customer base in Europe.

During 2008, Cluster Resources more than tripled its revenue base in EMEA and added several high-profile HPC centers to its customer list, including the HLRN grid in Hanover and Berlin, HLRS in Stuttgart, and the Norwegian HPC center in Bergen. In the UK, the universities of Cardiff and Bristol are also deploying Moab on their new HPC systems.

Ian Gilbert, director of business development for EMEA, expects even greater growth in 2009. "The HPC market is growing at a rate of about 25 percent, and Cluster Resources' core technology, Moab, is fast becoming the preferred choice for high-level scheduling in this space," said Gilbert. "In addition, Moab is building a strong following in the data center market, where there is a pressing need for IT cost savings and improved agility. The current financial crisis has helped strengthen Cluster Resources' data center business by accelerating the adoption of state-of-the-art, highly efficient data center strategies."
New EMEA Contact Information:

Cluster Resources-EMEA
3000 Cathedral Hill
United Kingdom

Phone: +44(0) 1483 243578
Fax: +44(0) 1483 243666


4. Did You Know: Internal Charging Facilities
Within Moab, charging can be quite flexible. Moab provides internal support for a number of allocation management tasks and policies and has the ability to assign per-resource, per-user, and per-QoS charging rates without requiring users to configure or install any additional software.
For more information and examples, go to: http://www.clusterresources.com/products/mwm/docs/6.5internalcharging.shtml


5. Online Training Sessions

Cluster Resources provides live interactive demonstrations to show how easy it is to evaluate Moab. These demonstrations go into detail about the tools that make the evaluation simple and effective. 

Part 1 of the training covers the use of Moab in a cluster environment, as well as the following areas: Moab architecture, installation, diagnostics and troubleshooting, admin tools, end-user tools, and testing modes.

Part 2 of the training details Moab in a grid environment, including information on grid autonomy, credential remapping, and other grid-specific capabilities.

Part 1: Clusters
U.S. Time Zones
--Wed., February 4, 2009, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern
--Wed., March 4, 2009, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern
--Wed., April 1, 2009, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern

Part 2: Grid
U.S. Time Zones
--Wed., March 11, 2009, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern

If these times do not work for you, please contact us at eval support at clusterresources.com to schedule a demonstration outside the listed times. EMEA training sessions are added periodically.
To register for training sessions, go to: http://clusterresources.com/pages/services/eval-training.php


6. Frequently Asked Questions

Cluster Resources has a Moab Evaluation Product FAQ page located at: http://www.clusterresources.com/pages/resources/faq.php.


Cluster Resources offers FREE evaluation copies of Moab at http://www.clusterresources.com/eval.
The free evaluation allows you to evaluate Moab's grid and cluster functionality.

During the evaluation period, contact eval-support at clusterresources.com for free evaluation support. 

For more information on Moab Cluster, Grid, or Utility/Hosting Suite, go to http://clusterresources.com/pages/products.php. 

Contact Us:
Send inquiries regarding products, product feedback, technical support, consulting, or custom development to info at clusterresources.com, or phone 
+1 (801) 717-3700.

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