[torquedev] *Cluster Resources Newslettter* August 2006

Nick Ihli nick.ihli at clusterresources.com
Wed Aug 30 11:45:39 MDT 2006


Cluster Resources Newsletter – August 2006
Optimizing your Compute Resources
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www.ClusterResources.com/aug06
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NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.Cluster Resources Wins Largest Cluster and Grid
Management Contract in History - Provides Moab Site
License to the World's Leading Supercomputing
Organization (U.S. Department of Energy)

2.Cluster Resources Attending GridWorld in
Washington D.C. Sept. 12-13

3.New Version of Moab Access Portal, 4.5.0, to be
Released in September

4.DID YOU KNOW: Become a Hosting Center With Moab -
Rent Out Resources

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Cluster Resources Wins Largest Cluster and Grid
Management Contract in History — Provides Moab Site
License to the World's Leading Supercomputing
Organization (U.S. Department of Energy)

Cluster Resources, Inc. announced earlier this month that
the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security
Administration’s (NNSA) Advanced Simulation and Computing
Program selected Cluster Resources’ Moab workload and
resource management software as a standard for use across
NNSA’s high-performance computing systems.

The Advanced Simulation and Computing Program (ASC) unites
the high performance computing expertise and capabilities
of the national labs responsible for ensuring the safety,
security and reliability of the nation’s stockpile of
nuclear weapons without testing. ASC, also known as
Tri-Labs consists of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia
National Laboratories. ASC currently has the number 1, 3,
6 and 9 largest systems in the TOP500 Supercomputing list,
as well as dozens of other systems equating to approximately
25% of the TOP500’s total CPU count (www.top500.org).

“Cluster Resources is honored to be selected by ASC,” said
David Jackson, CEO of Cluster Resources, Inc. “There is no
organization in the world which matches the technical
expertise and scope of compute systems found at ASC in terms
of scalability and architectural complexity.”

This agreement brings two industry leaders together. ASC is
widely acknowledged for their leadership in successfully
deploying next-generation massive architectures, networks
and storage solutions, as well as their research and expertise
in scalable middleware. Cluster Resources provides industry
leadership in intelligent workload and resource management that
orchestrates compute, network, and storage resources, in order
to maximize utilization, availability and responsiveness. The
ASC/Cluster Resources partnership will push innovation boundaries
for the Supercomputing / High Performance Computing (HPC)
industry on both current and future leadership-class systems.

“Partnerships such as this one are a key element of the ASC
Program’s success in pushing the frontiers of high performance
scientific computing,” said Brian Carnes, Service and
Development Division leader at LLNL. “Only by working with
leading innovators in HPC can we develop and maintain the large
scale systems and increasingly complex simulation environments
vital to our national security missions.”

To read the press release in its entirety, visit
http://www.clusterresources.com/asc

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Cluster Resources Attending GridWorld in Washington D.C.

Come and discuss the future of grids with Cluster Resources.

Cluster Resources will have a booth at the GridWorld Exhibit
Showcase in Washington D.C. on September 12 and 13. If you are
attending this event, we invite you to come by our booth and
interact with Cluster Resources staff, see how you can quickly
and easily migrate to a grid environment with Moab, view grid
technology demos, and learn about evaluating Moab Grid Suite.

The booth is located in Room 151, Booth 20. For those who have
not registered and are still thinking about attending, contact
us and as a friend of Cluster Resources, we can provide you
with a 20% discount on the registration cost.

Learn more about grids at
http://www.clusterresources.com/mgs

Evaluate Moab Grid Suite at
http://www.clusterresources.com/grideval

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New Version of Moab Access Portal, 4.5.0, to be Released in
September

A new version of Moab Access Portal, 4.5.0, will soon be
officially released and available for download, providing
users with a number of value added enhancements over previous
versions.

The new version of Moab Access Portal will offer a variety of
significant implementations and improvements. Simplifying the
installation process, the Linux distribution of Moab Access
Portal comes embedded with Java and the servlet engine Tomcat.
The new version has improved submission screens, which are more
intuitive, making it easier for users to create scripts on-the-fly.
4.5.0 also 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.

Moab Access Portal provides universally accessible job submission
to Moab Workload Manager and empowers end users with Web-based job
submission, an intuitive graphical interface and the other tools
they need to track and manage their own workload.

Cluster Resources encourages all Moab users to take advantage of
the new Access Portal features, patches and upgrades. Download
information can be found by checking
http://www.clusterresources.com/map

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DID YOU KNOW: Become a Hosting Center With Moab - Rent Out
Resources

Moab Hosting Suite allows high performance computing sites
to generate extra income by renting out resources. Hardware vendors,
software vendors, entrepreneurs or any institution with an HPC
hardware infrastructure can use Moab Hosting Suite to leverage
their resources to increase their bottom line. Once Hosting Suite is
configured, it can automatically bill and allocate resources per
customer request.

Previous hosting center models required manual set up for each customer
environment. That process could take from a week to a month or more, per
customer request. However, after Moab is set up it can automatically
create environments per customer request. By taking a few weeks at the
beginning to set up a hosting center with Moab, you won't have to take a
few weeks to set up a hosting environment for each individual customer.

Hosting center applications stretch as far as ingenuity. Software vendors
can rent out licenses by the hour. Hardware vendors can turn excess
inventory into revenue. Universities, businesses or any other institution
with HPC infrastructure can subsidize the cost of their system. Moab
facilitates these and many other possibilities by automating several
administrative functions.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a hosting center, visit
http://www.clusterresources.com/utilitycomputing

To read a case study on how Moab Hosting Suite is currently being used,
go to http://www.clusterresources.com/alexa

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