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Primeur weekly 2016-11-21

Exascale supercomputing

Brookhaven Lab to lead and partner on DOE exascale computing projects ...

Quantum computing

World's fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level ...

Tracking the flow of quantum information ...

Tyndall technology lights the way for quantum computing ...

New attacks on location-based quantum cryptography ...

Focus on Europe

Fall 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Fujitsu in joint intercontinental data centre coordination field trial using cold data storage ...

Asetek announces first installation using InRackCDU technology ...

Middleware

Altair PBS Cloud is Altair's latest technology to further HPC appliance solutions ...

Intel HPC Orchestrator to include PBS Pro for workload management ...

Altair expands the availability of PBS Professional ...

Adaptive Computing launches new Reporting & Analytics solution ...

Adaptive Computing opens up platform of products ...

Adaptive Computing improves ease-of-use & cost efficiency in Moab HPC Suite 9.1 release ...

Hardware

PGI accelerator compilers for POWER architecture enable easy on-ramp to GPU acceleration with POWER8 and NIVIDA NVLink ...

Liquid silicon: Computer chips could bridge the gap between computation and storage ...

Cray expands customer base for Cray Urika-GX system and previews upcoming software release ...

Fujitsu develops analysis technology to improve communication performance of virtual networks ...

Applications

NVIDIA teams with National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Energy to create AI platform for accelerating cancer research ...

Supercomputer simulations help develop new approach to fight antibiotic resistance ...

Earlham Institute receives supercomputing award for wheat research ...

Chinese research team that employs high performance computing to understand weather patterns wins 2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Cray systems power deep learning in supercomputing at scale ...

IBM and Topcoder bring Watson to more than one million developers ...

IBM Watson Health and Broad Institute launch major research initiative to study why cancers become drug resistant ...

Julia for Astronomy: Parallel computing with Julia on NERSC supercomputer increases speed of image analysis 225x ...

Julia Computing and IBM present Julia for Deep Learning at SC16 ...

TOP500

Jefferson Lab's newest cluster makes TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise/SGI Cheyenne and Pleiades systems named on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu and SUSE expand strategic alliance to develop and support open source products ...

IBM closes acquisition of Sanovi Technologies ...

Tencent Cloud joins IBM and Mellanox to break data sorting world records ...

Adaptive Computing opens up platform of products


14 Nov 2016 Provo - Adaptive Computing, provider of award-winning workload and resource orchestration software, has opened its commercial platform of products in two crucial ways in order to give customers easier access to its best-of-breed tools. First, Adaptive Computing has taken its Moab HPC Suite - Enterprise Edition and modularized the capabilities into individually licensable offerings to provide openness of choice to customers, so they select only what they want, when they want it. Second, Adaptive Computing has begun extending these and other of its best-of-breed offerings to unify and simplify the experience of users, administrators and managers across a broad range of schedulers/resource managers such as Torque, Slurm, SGE, Moab, Maui, PBS Pro, and LSF.

Organisations commonly encounter increased heterogeneity of their underlying scheduler environment as hardware vendors bid differing solutions, peer departments set up different schedulers, and organisations pick up new systems through acquiring other entities. This additional heterogeneity causes organisations to lose user, administrator, and management productivity as they have to learn and manage multiple tools. Adaptive Computing's new open platform of products solves this problem by enabling its best-of-breed offerings to be purchased individually and to be applied across 3rd party scheduler platforms, thus unifying and simplifying the experience for its personnel.

A key enabler of Adaptive Computing's open platform is a new pass-through mode capability built within the 9.1 release of Moab Workload Manager, which allows Moab to act as a monitor and information service without scheduling underlying workload. For example, Viewpoint, Remote Visualization, Reporting & Analytics, and other tools that are integrated on top of Moab, will work in conjunction with Slurm. A Slurm-based cluster can continue to submit and manage with Slurm submission commands, and be scheduled by Slurm, but users get the much easier submission experience provided by Viewpoint.

Open Platform Products: The following offerings have added partial or full cross-scheduler support:

  • Viewpoint Portal: Easy-to-use job submission and management portal available immediately for Torque and Slurm, and for other schedulers upon request.
  • Remote Visualization: 2D/3D visualization solution which allows users to remotely view and interact with applications or entire desktops on a cluster via any common browser. This is available immediately for Torque and Slurm, and for other schedulers upon request.
  • Reporting & Analytics: Big Data processing solution that correlates resource and workload information into customizable reports and dashboards. This is available immediately for Torque and Slurm, and for other schedulers upon request.
  • Nitro (High Throughput): High throughput job launcher able to launch single node jobs up to 100x faster than a traditional scheduler. Nitro is currently available to run as an application on Torque, Slurm, SGE, PBS Pro, and LSF.
  • Moab Accounting Manager: Generalized accounting solution which provides tracking, charging and enforcement for Moab and Torque, or tracking and charging for other resource managers/schedulers with simple script changes.
  • Grid: Multi-cluster management solution which works immediately with Torque and Slurm (if Slurm is meta-scheduled by Moab) and can be extended to other resource managers upon request.

"Adaptive Computing is delivering openness of choice to our customers through license modularity and cross-scheduler support. License modularity allows our customers to get just what they want when they want it. Cross-scheduler support drives up long-term productivity by helping our customers maintain a unified experience for end users, administrators and managers", stated Marty Smuin, CEO of Adaptive Computing. "So even if the technologies differ underneath each cluster, Adaptive Computing's end users can keep submitting through the Viewpoint portal, their serial jobs can be submitted 100x faster with Nitro, and managers can continue to use a unified accounting platform, as well as central reporting and analytics."

The open platform approach commenced with the modularization of Adaptive Computing's products earlier in 2016 and continued with the addition of cross-platform releases of Nitro and Moab Accounting Manager. The new pass-through mode in Moab Workload Manager which allows Viewpoint, Remote Visualization, and Reporting & Analytics to run on other scheduler environments will be provided at no additional cost, available December 2016. Organisations can now use best-of-breed tools on their choice of scheduler to sustain higher productivity.
Source: Adaptive Computing

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-21

Exascale supercomputing

Brookhaven Lab to lead and partner on DOE exascale computing projects ...

Quantum computing

World's fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level ...

Tracking the flow of quantum information ...

Tyndall technology lights the way for quantum computing ...

New attacks on location-based quantum cryptography ...

Focus on Europe

Fall 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Fujitsu in joint intercontinental data centre coordination field trial using cold data storage ...

Asetek announces first installation using InRackCDU technology ...

Middleware

Altair PBS Cloud is Altair's latest technology to further HPC appliance solutions ...

Intel HPC Orchestrator to include PBS Pro for workload management ...

Altair expands the availability of PBS Professional ...

Adaptive Computing launches new Reporting & Analytics solution ...

Adaptive Computing opens up platform of products ...

Adaptive Computing improves ease-of-use & cost efficiency in Moab HPC Suite 9.1 release ...

Hardware

PGI accelerator compilers for POWER architecture enable easy on-ramp to GPU acceleration with POWER8 and NIVIDA NVLink ...

Liquid silicon: Computer chips could bridge the gap between computation and storage ...

Cray expands customer base for Cray Urika-GX system and previews upcoming software release ...

Fujitsu develops analysis technology to improve communication performance of virtual networks ...

Applications

NVIDIA teams with National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Energy to create AI platform for accelerating cancer research ...

Supercomputer simulations help develop new approach to fight antibiotic resistance ...

Earlham Institute receives supercomputing award for wheat research ...

Chinese research team that employs high performance computing to understand weather patterns wins 2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Cray systems power deep learning in supercomputing at scale ...

IBM and Topcoder bring Watson to more than one million developers ...

IBM Watson Health and Broad Institute launch major research initiative to study why cancers become drug resistant ...

Julia for Astronomy: Parallel computing with Julia on NERSC supercomputer increases speed of image analysis 225x ...

Julia Computing and IBM present Julia for Deep Learning at SC16 ...

TOP500

Jefferson Lab's newest cluster makes TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise/SGI Cheyenne and Pleiades systems named on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu and SUSE expand strategic alliance to develop and support open source products ...

IBM closes acquisition of Sanovi Technologies ...

Tencent Cloud joins IBM and Mellanox to break data sorting world records ...