Moab Cluster Builder provides a rich software stack suitable for any size of cluster.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
A full version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is included and distributed on the Moab Cluster Builder installation DVD. This is the basic Linux operating system underlying the whole software stack and providing all basic required networking services.
MPICH is an implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) that allows inter-process communication over networks. This is the basic element to allow distributed computing.
TORQUE Resource Manager
TORQUE is a resource manager that controls job flow on nodes.
Moab Cluster Suite
Moab is a scheduler that controls resource managers and job scheduling based on available resources.
Moab Cluster Builder
Moab Cluster Builder (MCB) is a visual tool that manages the cluster services, layout, and installation. You can re-use this tool when you decide to modify your cluster's setup.
Moab Cluster Manager
Moab Cluster Manager (MCM) is a platform independent visual administration tool that allows several user and administrative actions, eliminating the need to use the command line.
Moab Access Portal
Moab Access Portal (MAP) is a web-based interface to the cluster for job submission and management via a common (authenticated) HTTP interface; it is available from the headnode as http://<headnode>:8080.
Nagios is a highly customizable network diangostics and monitoring tool, which comes partly preconfigured. You are free to add your own scripts / policies / definitions. Nagios is packaged in the SLES distribution. Its interface can be found at http://<headnode>/nagios.
The Apache web server comes preconfigured to serve Nagios pages and is distributed with SLES as the default web server.
Software add-ons are available as integration to the current software stack, but they are not supported by Cluster Resources or Novell.
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