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University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

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The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs

20 Jun 2011 Hamburg - The University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England has selected Moab Adaptive HPC Suite as its intelligent automation software solution. Adaptive Computing's innovative technology reduces air conditioning costs and input power for the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BlueBear). With Moab Adaptive HPC Suite, the annual cost savings on input power and air conditioning costs for BlueBear are estimated at 10% of the total power bill for running the cluster - totaling approximately GBP 10,000 or 16,000 USD.

Used for leading research in bioinformatics, cognitive neuroscience, cancer clinical trials and robotics, to name a few, demand on the BlueBear cluster is often unpredictable. The University required a dynamic and flexible system that could operate under high and low demand, for jobs both big and small. Moab Adaptive HPC Suite, a dynamic workload and resource manager that schedules, monitors, manages, optimizes and adapts HPC workloads and resources to meet demand, SLAs and priorities, was selected to provide additional bandwidth for the data requirements of the University's top researchers. Moab Adaptive HPC Suite consolidates workload onto fewer nodes and dynamically powers nodes on and off - matching capacity with workload needs and reducing power usage and energy costs.

“We are excited to take our engagement with Adaptive Computing to the next level after observing the reliable up-time of BlueBear and its reduced energy costs", stated Paul Hatton, HPC and visualization specialist at the University of Birmingham. "One of the key considerations that persuaded the University to commit to sustained HPC development was Moab's proven ability to reduce overall power saving in our facilities."

Moab Adaptive HPC Suite was able to deliver a system with the following product features:

  • 384 mainly dual-processor dual-core (4 cores/node) 64-bit 2.6 GHz AMD Opteron 2218 worker nodes (a total of 1536 cores).
  • Most nodes have 8 GB of memory with 16 of them having 16 GB. There are also some 8 core 32 GB memory nodes.

"We're thrilled to help the University of Birmingham meet the computing demand of its students and academics", stated Michael Jackson, president and COO of Adaptive Computing. "Moab HPC provides the exact balance of flexibility and optimization for maximum resource utilization and increased ROI for new and existing clusters."

Source: Adaptive Computing

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Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...