[torquedev] Newsletter - June 2008

Rebecca Ventura rventura at clusterresources.com
Thu Jun 12 10:04:51 MDT 2008

Newsletter – June 2008


www.ClusterResources.com/ <http://www.clusterresources.com/>

1. Events: Moab-Con 2008
2. Software Updates and Releases: Moab 5.2.3
3. What’s New: Roadrunner Runs with Moab
4. Online Training Sessions
5. Did You Know?
6. FAQs

1. Events

--Moab-Con 2008
Cluster Resources kicked off the first annual Moab conference, Moab-Con 
2008: Advancing Computing Intelligence, 27 May – 30 May, in Provo, UT.

Over 90 attendees turned out for the event and had the opportunity to 
select from more than 40 sessions. Topics covered everything from Q&As 
with Moab and TORQUE developers and tuning for massive systems to 
triggers and autonomics. A panel on the next generation in workload 
management even gave Moab users the opportunity to express what features 
they would like to see in Moab.

Plans are already in the works for Moab-Con 2009. Thanks to everyone who 
attended and helped make Moab-Con a success.

To check out PowerPoint slides, event photos and presentation abstracts 
go to: http://clusterresources.com/moabcon/presentations.php

Michael Jackson, president of Cluster Resources, will present “How Moab 
Cluster Suite Can Improve Workload Processing by 10-30% and Apply Green 
Computing Policies to Achieve 50% Power Savings on Underutilized Nodes” 
June 19, from 3:15-3:30 at ISC. ISC takes place June 18-20 at the 
Dresden International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany. Cluster 
Resources will also be exhibiting in booths C15 and C16 at the Congress 

Cluster Resources will be co-exhibiting in the Panasas booth (#7111) at 
EAGE, June 9-12, in Rome, Italy.

Cluster Resources will be exhibiting at booth #614 at NGDC, August 5-7, 
in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center North.

2. Software Updates and Releases

--Moab 5.2.3 Released
Moab 5.2.3 features improved LSF 7 support, including the ability to 
specify generic resources with LSF. Additionally, improved job template 
functionality has been added where template matching can be done for 
tasks, memory, and features.

Generic resource based charging was added as well as database 

To download the latest version of Moab go to: 

To evaluate the latest version of Moab go to: 

3. What’s New

--Roadrunner Runs with Moab
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Roadrunner broke the petaflop barrier 
while running Moab and TORQUE. Moab is now currently running on the two 
fastest supercomputers in the world as well as seven others in the top 
20 of the Top500 list.

To read more about Roadrunner’s success go to: 

4. 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 we provide 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., June 25, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
--Wed., July 23, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
--Wed., Aug. 27, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Part 2: Grid

U.S Time Zones
--Wed., July 30, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
If these times do not work for you, please contact us at 
eval-support at clusterresources.com 
<mailto: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: 

5. Did You Know:

-- mdiag -C
The mdiag command in Moab is used to display information about various 
aspects of the cluster and the results of internal diagnostic tests. 
mdiag –C allows you to analyze the configuration file for errors 
including use of invalid parameters, deprecated parameters, and illegal 

To see more on mdiag commands go to: 

6. Frequently Asked Questions

Cluster Resources has posted answers to frequently asked technical 
questions at 

Cluster Resources has a Moab Evaluation Product FAQ page located at: 

Cluster Resources offers FREE evaluation copies of Moab Grid Suite at 
http://www.clusterresources.com/grideval. This allows current Moab 
customers and all others to evaluate Moab's grid and cluster functionality.

During the evaluation period, contact eval-support at clusterresources.com 
<mailto:eval-support at clusterresources.com> for free evaluation support.

For more information on Moab Grid Suite, go to 

Contact Us:
Send inquiries regarding Products, Product Feedback, Technical Support, 
Consulting or Custom Development to 
info at clusterresources.com<mailto:info at clusterresources.com>, or phone
+1 (801) 717-3700.

Copyright © 2008 Cluster Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Cluster 
Resources, Moab, Moab Cluster Manager, Moab Grid Suite and Moab Access 
Portal are registered trademarks of Cluster Resources, Inc. Any other 
company or product names may be the property of that company.

Rebecca Ventura
Marketing Department
Cluster Resources, Inc.
rventura at clusterresources.com
(801) 717-3728
Fax: (801) 717-3738

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