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


12 Nov 2016 Provo - Adaptive Computing has made available the latest major release of Moab HPC Suite and related add-ons. The new release introduces several improvements for increasing resource/cost efficiency and ease-of-use. In addition, its new full suite installation wizard makes it possible to install Moab HPC Suite 9.1 and associated add-ons in less than an hour.

Cost management is integral to making efficient use of your expensive HPC investments. This is particularly important in the world of pay-as-you-go Cloud bursting, where the appetite for more and more resources can easily begin to push usage beyond budgets. This 9.1 release gives users of elastic computing the ability to place limits on their own usage, configuring bursting caps per QoS or globally, at per day, month, quarter or year time intervals.

To further enable effective cost management, Moab Accounting Manager can now generically track resources with complex attributes such as software licenses and NUMA resources - cores, sockets, threads, NUMA nodes), as well as effectively track blocked processors and processor equivalents, job names, wall clock limits, exit codes, node features, and queue times. Moab Accounting Manager can also perform incremental charging, in order to accurately track, charge, and provide usage feedback in situations where usage extends over longer periods of time. This release also helps to utilize resources more efficiently by expanding Viewpoint job submission criteria to include job memory usage per core and the ability to set minimums and maximums on job core count usage in order to optimize run times.

As compute environments grow and inevitably become more complex, success is measured by being able to make it easy for users to work productively. Adaptive Computing is dedicated to increasing productivity through ease-of-use investments, and 9.1 delivered on a number of valuable improvements. For starters, Adaptive Computing's new Automated Installer dramatically reduces installation complexity for administrators by enabling a full implementation - Moab HPC Suite, Viewpoint, Remote Visualization, Moab Accounting Manager, Nitro, etc. - in less than an hour.

Remote Visualization is faster and simpler to set up using SSH keys for authentication. The portal also provides a grid thumbnail preview of all remote visualization sessions, to make monitoring and connecting to sessions of interest straightforward. Nitro added ease-of-use improvements, including the Nitrosub command line submission tool and the ability to run multiple coordinators on the same node, making it much simpler to share resources between users and groups. The 9.1 release also includes the development of a Torque Resource Plugin Framework, which makes it possible to interact with new arbitrary resources without changing Torque’s code, and promises the potential benefits of further enabling the Torque community to develop and share plugins.

"Adaptive Computing is driving a competitive advantage for its customers by reducing complexity in compute environments, optimizing cost reduction, and providing ease-of-use capabilities for higher user productivity", stated Marty Smuin, CEO of Adaptive Computing. "We are proud of our investments in your success and look forward to continuing to seek for ways to help you get the most out of your computing environments."

The 9.1 release is available November 2016.
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 ...