[torqueusers] *Cluster Resources Newsletter April 2007*

Nick Ihli nick.ihli at clusterresources.com
Fri Apr 20 14:23:59 MDT 2007


Cluster Resources
Newsletter - April 2007

OPTIMIZING YOUR COMPUTE RESOURCES
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www.ClusterResources.com/ 

NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. New Version Releases of Cluster Resources' Products
2. Optimize Workload & Compute Resources
3. Training Sessions
4. DID YOU KNOW: User Selectable Priority w/QOS
5. FAQs

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1. New Version Release of Cluster Resources' Products

* UPGRADE NOW TO MOAB WORKLOAD MANAGER 5.1.0 *
Cluster Resources is pleased to announce the availability of Moab 
Workload Manager v. 5.1.0. This release features a number of Grid, Data 
Center, and Utility Computing enhancements, including new support for 
the Cray XT3 architecture and enhanced support for both SLURM and BProc.

Current Moab customers: to download the newest version of Moab Workload 
Manager, go to
http://www.clusterresources.com/downloads/mwm/, and select the 
appropriate Moab 5.1.0 version.

Release Notes with complete list of fixes and updates for Moab Workload 
Manager v.5.1.0 can be found at:
http://www.clusterresources.com/downloads/mwm/510RELEASENOTES.pdf.     

Interested in evaluating Moab?

To download the evaluation for clusters go to:
http://www.clusterresources.com/eval    

To download the evaluation for grids go to:
http://www.clusterresources.com/grideval    


* UPGRADE NOW TO MOAB CLUSTER MANAGER 5.1.0 *
Cluster Resources is pleased to announce the availability of Moab 
Cluster Manager v. 5.1.0. This release features a number of 
enhancements, including faster statistics calculations, faster visual 
cluster and priority window performance, and added options in the visual 
cluster.

Current Moab customers: to download the newest version of Moab Cluster 
Manager, go to
http://www.clusterresources.com/downloads/MCM, and select the 
appropriate Moab 5.1.0 version.

Release Notes with complete list of fixes and updates for Moab Cluster 
Manager v.5.1.0 are packaged with the release.

Interested in evaluating Moab Cluster Manager?
 
To download the evaluation for clusters go to:
http://www.clusterresources.com/eval    

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2. Cluster Resources & Panasas Deliver Integrated HPC Solution

Cluster Resources has partnered with Panasas, a global leader in 
parallel storage, to deliver the first integrated HPC solution that 
brings compute and storage resources under the same management and 
orchestration umbrella. This allows Cluster Resources' Moab Workload 
Manager to not only schedule and optimize workload and compute 
resources, but also - through its integration with Panasas' ActiveScale 
storage cluster - optimize storage resources. This unification will 
increase overall cluster efficiency and more closely align your 
resources with your QoS and SLA objectives.

This enhancement is available as a value-add to the Moab Upgrade 
Protection Service. If you currently use Panasas or are interested in 
evaluating an intelligent compute and storage resource management 
solution, we invite you to schedule a personal conference call with 
Cluster Resources and Panasas to better understand how this best of 
breed solution can help you maximize your ROI.

Calls are being scheduled for the last week of April and the first week 
of May. Is there a day in those weeks when you have a 15-20 minute 
window available for this call?

Please email moab-community at clusterresources.com today with your call 
time preference to reserve a time slot.

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3. Moab Training Webinars

Our sincere thanks to those of you who participated in last month's Moab 
Technical Training web seminar for your involvement and contributions; 
the response was tremendous. We want to apologize to those of you were 
turned away due to capacity limits. As it was, we extended the original 
allocation of 30 slots by 50% before we were forced to close the sessions.

Recordings of the recent training sessions will be available on in the 
near future at www.clusterresources.com/.

Good news: Because of your response to the recent training opportunity, 
there will be another Moab Training Webinar scheduled in the coming 
months. Anyone who was unable to participate in March because the 
sessions reached maximum capacity will receive an emailed invitation as 
soon as the date is set, and a guaranteed first right of refusal for a 
slot at each session you wish to attend.

Look for information on this upcoming webinar in future newsletters and at
www.clusterresources.com.    

If you have topic suggestions for future Moab Technical Training 
sessions, please email them to moab-community at clusterresources.com.   

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4. Did You Know: User Selectable Priority w/QOS
 
Using the QOS facility, organizations can set up an environment in which 
users can more freely select the desired priority of a given job.
Organizations may enable access to a number of QOSs each with its own 
charging rate, priority, and target service levels. Users can then 
assign job importance by selecting the appropriate QOS. If desired, this 
can allow them to jump ahead of other users in the queue if they are 
willing to pay the associated costs.

For additional information see:
http://www.clusterresources.com/products/mwm/docs/5.1.3priorityusage.shtml#userprio   


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5. Frequently Asked Questions

Cluster Resources has posted answers to frequently asked technical 
questions at
http://www.clusterresources.com/pages/resources/documentation/common-issues.php.     


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

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

Moab Workload Manager(R), Moab Cluster Manager(R), and Moab Access 
Portal(R) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cluster Resources 
Incorporated(R).


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