[torqueusers] Cluster Resources Newsletter - March 2006

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Cluster Resources Newsletter - March 2006
Optimizing your Compute Resources
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www.ClusterResources.com/march06 
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NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1.FEBRUARY TRAINING AVAILABLE ONLINE
2.CLUSTER RESOURCES' CTO INTERVIEWED ON GRIDTODAY
3.SWEDEN'S NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER NOW USING MOAB
4.CLUSTER RESOURCES AT GRIDWORLD 2006
5.DID YOU KNOW: QUALITY OF SERVICE (QoS) FACILITIES

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FEBRUARY TRAINING AVAILABLE ONLINE

Cluster Resources' technical team wishes to thank the 
participants of February's free training. Turnout was 
exceptional, with scheduled classes filled to more than 
100 percent of expected levels.

The February training sessions is now online to allow 
those who could not attend access to the same training 
in video flash format at www.clusterresources.com/techtraining. 
Topics available are; Deployment, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting, 
Optimization & Uptime, End Users, Political Sharing & Service 
Delivery, Reporting & Monitoring, Grid Computing, Utility/Hosted 
Computing and TORQUE. A similar private training from Cluster 
Resources would cost $210 per hour.

Cluster Resources is planning another training for the 
second half of 2006. If you have a specific topic that 
you would like our training to cover at that time, please 
submit your request at info at clusterresources.com.

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CLUSTER RESOURCES' CTO INTERVIEWED ON GRIDTODAY

GRIDtoday editor Derrick Harris interviewed Cluster Resources' 
Chief Technology Officer David Jackson. The interview, which 
explores the unique abilities of Cluster Resources' Moab 
Cluster, Grid, and Utility/Hosting Suites, is featured in 
the March 6, 2006 issue of GRIDtoday.

Jackson, an innovator in grid technology, provides a closer 
look at how Cluster Resources' technology has empowered 
companies to "deliver their skills seamlessly, efficiently 
and reliably."

"Many sites are using Moab's Grid tools and technologies as 
a natural extension of their clusters and, without even knowing 
it, have enabled a grid across their systems," Jackson said. "I 
think this is the way it should be. With Moab, there really isn't 
a leap....It's just a natural extension of the familiar cluster."

To read Jackson's full interview go to:
http://news.taborcommunications.com/msgget.jsp?mid=582062&xsl=story.xsl


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SWEDEN'S NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER NOW USING MOAB

Cluster Resources is pleased to announce the use of Moab 
Cluster Suite by the National Supercomputer Center (NSC) 
in Sweden.  NSC is the largest high performance computing 
(HPC) center in Sweden managing more than 14 clusters and 
1700 CPU's, eight universities, and the Swedish Meteorological 
and Hydrological Institute.

As the premier source of HPC in Sweden, NSC is looking forward 
to not only resolving past system administration problems 
using Moab, but also alleviating difficult scheduling demands 
in support of research on various topics such as weather 
forecasting and quantum chemistry.

To find out more about NSC and other Cluster Resources 
customers go to www.clusterresources.com/customers.

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CLUSTER RESOURCES AT GRIDWORLD 2006

Cluster Resources will attend the GridWorld 2006 Conference, 
September 11-14 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. 
Focused on the commercial benefits of grid computing, GridWorld 
is the premier business-to-business conference for Enterprise IT 
strategists worldwide. This year's conference will focus on a
chieving agility, efficiency and innovation in the enterprise.

As a sponsor of the event, Cluster Resources' representatives 
will demonstrate how to enable grids with Moab Grid Suite at 
our information booth throughout the conference.

For more information about GridWorld 2006 visit: 
www.gridworldhome.com 
For more information about Cluster Resources events 
visit: www.clusterresources.com 
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DID YOU KNOW: QUALITY OF SERVICE (QoS) FACILITIES

Organizations with users of differing need levels often 
run into problems efficiently scheduling jobs to 
accommodate those needs. Moab's QoS facility allows a 
site to give special treatment to various classes of 
jobs, users, groups, etc. Each QoS object can be thought 
of as a container of special privileges ranging from 
fairness policy exemptions, to special job prioritization, 
to special functionality access. Each QoS object also 
has an extensive access list of users, groups and accounts 
that can access these privileges.

Sites can configure various QoS's each with its own set 
of priorities, policy exemptions and special resource 
access settings. A given job will have a default QoS and 
may have access to several additional QoS's. When the job 
is submitted, the submitter may request a specific QoS or 
just allow the default QoS to be used. Once a job is 
submitted, a user may adjust the QoS of his jobs at any time 
using the "setqos" command. The "setqos" command will only 
allow the user to modify the QoS of his jobs and only change 
the QoS to a QoS that this user has access to. Moab 
administrators may change the QoS of any job to any value.

To learn more about QoS, go to www.clusterresources.com/qos. 
For more information about Moab, e-mail info at clusterresources.com 
or contact a Cluster Resources' representative at 
+1 (801) 873-3400.  
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