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:
"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."