[torqueusers] Cluster Resources Newsletter-September 2008

Steffanie Martz smartz at clusterresources.com
Tue Sep 30 15:10:34 MDT 2008

Newsletter – September 2008



1. Events
2. Software Updates and Releases: Beta Testers needed for Moab 5.3
3. News
4. Did You Know: ‘mdiag –S’
5. Online Training Sessions
6. FAQs


1. Events

--PCPC Direct Hosts Microsoft Release Party, Oct. 2
PCPC Direct is partnering with HP, Microsoft, and Cluster Resources to host High Productivity High Performance Computing on October 2, 2008, at the PCPC Direct headquarters in Houston, Texas. The event begins at 11:30am with a buffet lunch and a keynote speaker. Following lunch, Cluster Resources will host a breakout session and present Moab Hybrid Cluster on PCPC’s hybrid boot cluster.

Admission is free.  To register, send an email with your name and contact information to events at pcpcdirect.com

Cluster Resources will be exhibiting at booth #623 at SC08, November 17-21, in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Convention Center.


2. Beta Testers for Moab 5.3 Needed

Cluster Resources is seeking beta testers to test the latest version of Moab, scheduled for release this fall. This version of Moab includes an integrated database for Moab statistics. If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, email moab-support at clusterresources.com. 


3. News

September 22, 2008—Cluster Resources Works with IBM to Provide Moab Hybrid Cluster on iDataPlex

September 22, 2008—Cluster Resources and Microsoft Demonstrate Moab Hybrid Cluster Solution for Windows HPC Server 2008 at HPC on Wall Street

September 17, 2008—Cluster Resources to Provide Moab Hybrid Cluster Solution on New Cray CX1(TM) Personal Supercomputer


4. Did You Know: 'mdiag -S'

The 'mdiag -S' command is used to present information about the status of the scheduler and grid interface. This command will report on the following aspects of scheduling:
General Scheduler Configuration
	High Availability
	Scheduling Status
	System Reservation Status
	Message Profiling/Statistics Status

Using the "mdiag -S -v" command will provide additional stats, such as the total number of job starts, job start rates, poll interval stats, and information about object limits and peaks.

For more information on the 'mdiag -S' command, go to: 


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.

For specific training dates and times, contact Cluster Resources at + 1(801) 717-3700 (for the Americas and Asia Pacific), +44 (1223) 437134 (for Europe, Middle East and Africa), or eval-support at clusterresources.com.

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. This 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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