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Primeur weekly 2015-08-03

Special

So much more than meets the eye with Moab, Nitro, Elastic Compute, Docker at Adaptive Computing ...

IDC reports strong growth of HPC in financial markets and assesses European HPC deployment towards exascale in new report for EC ...

DDN presents three game-changing products: the ES7K storage solution, the Wolfcreek Platform and the Infinite Memory Engine ...

Focus

IDC assessment of European HPC strategy: remarkable progress, but more needs to be done to reach exascale ...

Focus on Europe

BSC and CEA will coordinate efforts to reinforce European HPC research and technology innovation ...

Middleware

General availability of Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software v2.3 ...

Hardware

Investments in cyberinfrastructure to enhance Canada's competitive edge in research and innovation ...

DDN financial service storage solutions set world records in STAC performance benchmarks ...

Cray reports second quarter financial results ...

Inova Translational Medicine Institute chooses SGI to power one of the largest genomic databases in the world ...

SGI Japan installs five-screen virtual reality system at Komatsu, Oyama ...

Intel and Micron produce breakthrough memory technology ...

Applications

China's Skyeye-1 supercomputer to support world's largest radio telescope ...

CVS Health and IBM tap Watson to develop care management solutions for chronic disease ...

Illinois receives $1.8 million to create data platform for Big Data in plant breeding ...

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material ...

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record ...

SGI UV 300H 20-socket appliance certified by SAP to run SAP HANA under controlled availability ...

TOP500

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer ranks among world's most powerful systems ...

The Cloud

HP to acquire ActiveState's Stackato business to help customers transition to hybrid Cloud ...

So much more than meets the eye with Moab, Nitro, Elastic Compute, Docker at Adaptive Computing


14 Jul 2015 Frankfurt - At ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinetalked with Marty Smuin, CEO of Adaptive Computing. Adaptive Computing has been attending the ISC events for quite some time and has been in the HPC business for many years. The company was started fourteen years ago and built some of the largest and most complex systems in the world for running its software platform. ISC is for Adaptive not only a place where it has the opportunity to connect with new customers but also has the chance to visit with many existing customers. Adaptive is a company that is on the move. It recently added a lot of new products to its platform. When people think of Adaptive, they primarily think of scheduling work flow management but the company is so much more than that.

Adaptive recently has added an in-depth review and performance on Nitro, which is a product that allows for tens of thousands of jobs to be run on single course. Adaptive also launched its Elastic Compute product which is a product that allows for bursting whether it's to OpenStack or whether it's from public Cloud, private Cloud, private-public Cloud. It is a product that the company is getting a lot of traction with. Adpative has also added many enhancements to the Moab platform. When people think of Moab, they think of scheduling. They think of workload management. Adaptive is a company that has an open source platform as well as an proprietary platform: that is kind of a way people are thinking about Adaptive.

However, Moab is a platform. On that platform the company has multiple products. Those products are designed to help companies process information. They are designed to help individuals have more accountability in their environment and most of all, what Adaptive has been focusing on is ease of use. When the company is making the product easier to use by the admin as well as the end user. This is significant because what we are seeing in the marketplace is a dramatic increase in and adoption for HPC in the non-traditional HPC market. Primarily in non-commercial, small companies, midsize companies and large companies are all starting to use HPC.

With the way that HPC is morphing in the industry, ease of use is paramount. That, along with the ability to do more with what you have and that is key. Adapative Computing as a company focuses on the customer and their needs but it also focuses on what's happening in the industry. For example, Adaptive is doing a lot more with Docker. Containers is something that is very important. Adaptive is getting more and more requests to work with companies based on being able to package up applications, do more with applications, tying with third-party applications, and Docker certainly makes that much easier.

Adaptive is doing a lot with that as well. By an large, Adaptive is a company that is meeting the current needs of the market today but also it is looking well ahead, 12, 18 to 24 months ahead, and trying to tie up a platform that brings multiple products into one platform that assists companies in getting to the insights they need faster so they can make better decisions and not only that. It speeds their time to market so they are much more competitive in the marketplace.

Adpative has quite a bit of traction in Europe. Adaptive is currently working with HLRN, HLRS. Suchard has recently deployed Adaptive's technology. What these companies are doing is, they are using Adaptive's technology for grid, especially in the case of the university systems where you're taking several universities and you're linking them together. They are also using Torque and Moab to facilitate the workload that they're doing for third parties.

By and large, the ability that Adaptive's customers have to please their customers is a major focus of the company and in Europe, we see a lot more of the institutions, governments, research institutions, universities where they have third party customers, they have SLAs, Adaptive has policies that really help control the SLAs and help make sure and insure that SLAs are met. When Adaptive is working with the likes of HLRN and HLRS, Suchard and many others, it is very helpful to be able to help them inforce the SLAs that they are held to as well.

Adaptive will be announcing shortly its 9.0 release where it is taking a heavy focus again on ease of use but the company is doing it through the portal where it will be releasing its viewpoint portal which will be admin as well as end user portal. From an admin and end user perspective, it will add a tremendous ease of use through providing multiple dashboards as well as analytics.

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Primeur weekly 2015-08-03

Special

So much more than meets the eye with Moab, Nitro, Elastic Compute, Docker at Adaptive Computing ...

IDC reports strong growth of HPC in financial markets and assesses European HPC deployment towards exascale in new report for EC ...

DDN presents three game-changing products: the ES7K storage solution, the Wolfcreek Platform and the Infinite Memory Engine ...

Focus

IDC assessment of European HPC strategy: remarkable progress, but more needs to be done to reach exascale ...

Focus on Europe

BSC and CEA will coordinate efforts to reinforce European HPC research and technology innovation ...

Middleware

General availability of Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software v2.3 ...

Hardware

Investments in cyberinfrastructure to enhance Canada's competitive edge in research and innovation ...

DDN financial service storage solutions set world records in STAC performance benchmarks ...

Cray reports second quarter financial results ...

Inova Translational Medicine Institute chooses SGI to power one of the largest genomic databases in the world ...

SGI Japan installs five-screen virtual reality system at Komatsu, Oyama ...

Intel and Micron produce breakthrough memory technology ...

Applications

China's Skyeye-1 supercomputer to support world's largest radio telescope ...

CVS Health and IBM tap Watson to develop care management solutions for chronic disease ...

Illinois receives $1.8 million to create data platform for Big Data in plant breeding ...

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material ...

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record ...

SGI UV 300H 20-socket appliance certified by SAP to run SAP HANA under controlled availability ...

TOP500

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer ranks among world's most powerful systems ...

The Cloud

HP to acquire ActiveState's Stackato business to help customers transition to hybrid Cloud ...