Moab HPC Suite 7.2 Supports Latest Supercomputing Technology, Boosts Scheduling Efficiency
November 14, 2012
The newly released workload management software by Adaptive Computing, Moab HPC Suite 7.2, offers more power and scheduling efficiency for Intel (News - Alert) Xeon Phi coprocessors. Adaptive, a provider of private cloud management and High-Performance Computing (HPC) workload management software, developed Moab 7.2 to schedule dual-domain jobs for heterogeneous Cray systems, automate periodic usage budget resets, and improve RPM-based deployments.
"Adaptive Computing's (News - Alert) early support for systems incorporating Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors with the new Moab HPC Suite 7.2 demonstrates the industry's anticipation for this type of solution," said Bill Magro, director of Technical Computing Software Solutions at Intel in a statement. "The combination of Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors' efficient performance and Moab's workload management optimization policies enables customers to accelerate job performance and significantly shorten time to solution for key product and scientific discoveries."
The latest version of Moab was designed to recognize and work with the new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, based on the Intel(R) Many Integrated Cores (MIC) technology. The solution’s ability to automatically detect Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors as well as determine their location and availability further improves processor utilization to more intelligently schedule jobs. This also removes the need for extensive reprogramming to integrate Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors into existing systems.
Moab has also boasts the capability of dual-domain job scheduling for Cray systems, allowing for a single job to be run simultaneously on both Cray and non-Cray nodes, meaning users no longer have to submit two jobs. You can also reset your allocation with Moab; it simplifies resetting allocations to provide users with better transparency into usage for each predetermined period, helping them make intelligent budget decisions and eliminating the need to wait for reports.
“The latest iteration of Moab was designed to maximize the investment being made by today's HPC providers. Adaptive is proud to offer Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor support in Moab, along with more efficient job scheduling," noted Robert Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo