|[June 23, 2014]
Adaptive Computing Unveils Moab 8.0 to Enhance Technical Computing Environments and Big Workflow
LEIPZIG, Germany --(Business Wire)--
Adaptive Computing (News - Alert), the company that powers many of the world's largest
private/hybrid cloud and technical computing environments with its Moab
optimization and scheduling software, today announced Moab HPC
Suite-Enterprise Edition 8.0 (Moab 8.0) will be generally available
within 30 days with sneak peak demos in booth No. 710 at the International
Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2014 from June 22-26, 2014 in
Leipzig, Germany. The new features include significant updates for
managing and optimizing workloads across technical computing
environments. Moab HPC Suite-Enterprise Edition 8.0 also enhances Big
Workflow by processing intensive simulations and big data analysis to
"This latest version of Moab underscores our commitment to innovation in
the technical computing sectors," said Rob Clyde, CEO at Adaptive
Computing. "HPC's powerful engine is at the core of extracting insights
from big data, and these updates will enable enterprises to capitalize
on HPC's convergence with cloud and big data to garner faster insights
for data-driven decisions."
Adaptive's Big Workflow solution delivers dynamic scheduling,
provisioning and management of multi-step/multi-application services
across HPC, cloud and big data environments. Moab 8.0 bolsters Big
Workflow's core services: unifying data center resources, optimizing the
analysis process and guaranteeing services to the business.
Key updates to Moab 8.0 include the following:
Unify Data Center Resources
Adaptive Computing continues to innovate new ways to break down siloed
environments to speed the time to discovery. With Adaptive's Big
Workflow innovations, users can utilize all available resources across
multiple platforms, environments and locations, managing them as a
single ecosystem. Moab 8.0 enhances resource unification such as its new
OpenStack Integration - available for selected beta,
offers virtual and physical resource provisioning for Information as a
Service and Platform as a Service.
"In our end-user surveys, Adaptive Computing's Moab and TORQUE, were the
top two job management packages named, with 40% of the mentions
combined," comments Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research.
"Organizations are investing in big data and HPC; more than half the
respondents in our most recent study were spending at least 10% of their
IT budgets on Big Data projects. With Adaptive's Big Workflow, the
general idea is to provide a way for big data, HPC, and cloud
environments to iteroperate, and do so dynamically based on what
applications are running. With the added benefits of a unified platform,
OpenStack is a promising platform to interoperate multiple environments."
Optimize the Analysis Process
Massive Performance enhancements in workload optimization streamline the
analytical process, which increases throughput and productivity as well
as reduces cost, complexity and errors. These new optimization features
Performance Boost - Moab 8.0 enables users to achieve up
to three times improvement in overall workload optimization
performance. In order to achieve three times the scale and
performance, Moab 8.0 offers the following improvements:
Reduced Command Latency - Through a combination of cached data and
more efficient use of background threads, it is now possible to
submit read-only commands and get an answer within seconds.
Decreased Scheduling Cycle Time - New placement decisions are now
three and six times faster.
Improved Multi-threading - Due to increased parallelism using
multi-threading, Moab now scales up with hardware-the more CPU
horsepower dedicated to the scheduler, the faster Moab goes by
making full use of multiple cores during its scheduling cycle.
Faster Moab and TORQUE Job Communication - Moab now communicates
newly submitted jobs to TORQUE using a more efficient API.
Advanced High Throughput Computing - Nitro delivers 100 times
faster job throughput for short computing jobs. Nitro is now
generally available, with Beta version previously announced in
November 2013 under the code name Moab Task Manager. Nitro is a
stand-alone product and is available for a FREE trial.
Advanced Power Management - Moab 8.0 creates energy cost
savings up to 15-30 percent with new clock frequency control and
additional power state options. With clock frequency control,
administrators can adjust CPU speeds to align with workload processing
speeds through job templates. In addition, administrators can manage
multiple power states and automatically place compute nodes in new
low-power or no-power states (suspend, hibernation and shutdown modes)
when nodes are idle.
Advanced Workflow Data Staging - Moab 8.0 updates the current
data staging model in Moab by running data staging in a scheduling
out-of-band process. This enables improved cluster utilization,
multiple transfer methods and new transfer types, more reliable job
execution time consistency and allows Moab to more effectively account
for data staging in resource scheduling decisions within Grid
Guarantee Services to the Business
Improved features allow the data center to ensure SLAs, maximize uptime
and prove services were delivered and resources were allocated fairly.
Moab 8.0 offers an enhanced Web-based graphical user interface called Moab
Viewpoint™. Viewpoint is the next generation of Adaptive's
administrative dashboard that today monitors and reports workload and
About Adaptive Computing
Adaptive Computing powers many of the world's largest private/hybrid
cloud and technical computing environments with its award-winning Moab
optimization and scheduling software. Moab enables large enterprises in
oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and research as well as academic
and government to perform simulations and analyze Big Data faster, more
accurately and most cost effectively with its Technical Computing, Cloud
and Big Data solutions for Big Workflow applications. Moab gives users a
competitive advantage, inspiring them to develop cancer-curing
treatments, discover the origins of the universe, lower energy prices,
manufacture better products, improve the economic landscape and pursue
game-changing endeavors. Adaptive is a pioneer in private/hybrid cloud,
technical computing and big data, holding 50+ issued or pending
patents. Adaptive's flagship products include:
Cloud Suite for self-optimizing cloud management
HPC Suite for self-optimizing HPC workload management
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