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Don’t Play MacGyver With Your Data Center Cluster

Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, Founder and CEO of Bright Computing

MacGyver is a character famous for getting out of tough situations by coming up with a makeshift solution from whatever bits and pieces he found laying around. That’s no way to manage a critical part of your organization’s infrastructure.

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

MoabCon 2014 Fires Up Attendees

Trev Harmon

“During the MoabCon conference, we learned about the use of HPC and Moab in fields as diverse as satellite imagery processing and agriculture. Another live demo of Moab Task Manager was given showing the completing of 500,000 small tasks on 20 nodes in around 45 seconds. Several sessions were dedicated to outlining the exciting performance improvements that will be coming in the next releases of Moab and TORQUE.”

Monitoring and Management Interfaces for GPU Devices in a Cluster Environment

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“This presentation will provide an overview of the Nvidia Tesla Deployment Kit (TDK) from a user and a system administrator point of view. TDL contains Nvidia Management Library (NVML) and nvidia-healthmon–a tool for detecting and troubleshooting known GPU issues in a cluster environment. Usage models within a cluster environment will be presented along with a discussion on how existing resource management tools can be extended to improve allocation and accounting of GPU resources.”

Troy Baer from NICS Wins Lifetime Achievement Adaptie Award

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“Congratulations go out to Troy Baer, HPC system administrator at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), University of Tennessee. Troy Baer’s contributions in scheduling and resource management using Moab have helped Kraken—NICS’ flagship computing resource and the first academic computer to break the petaflop barrier—achieve outstanding 90-95% utilization rates since 2010. Baer’s administrative capabilities enable researchers in numerous scientific arenas, from climate to materials science to astrophysics, to achieve breakthroughs not yet possible on other resources. In November 2012, Baer helped NICS’ Beacon system secure a No. 1 ranking on the Green500 list of energy-efficient supercomputers.”

Project CoolEmAll Collaboration Delivers Next-Gen Datacenter Management Tools

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Today European Commission funded CoolEmAll project announced significant progress on a range of holistic datacenter management technologies thanks to a collaboration with Future Facilities and TSO Logic.

Monitoring and Management Interfaces for GPU Devices in a Cluster Environment

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“This presentation will provide an overview of the Nvidia Tesla Deployment Kit (TDK) from a user and a system administrator point of view. TDL contains Nvidia Management Library (NVML) and nvidia-healthmon–a tool for detecting and troubleshooting known GPU issues in a cluster environment. Usage models within a cluster environment will be presented along with a discussion on how existing resource management tools can be extended to improve allocation and accounting of GPU resources.”

Managing GPUs by SLURM

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“SLURM is an open-source workload manager designed for Linux clusters of all sizes. It provides workload management on many of the most powerful computers in the world and its design is very modular with dozens of optional plugins. This talk will present an overview of SLURM and an analysis of the Consumable Resource Allocation Plugin and its utilization in connection with GPUs.”

Interview: Transtec Solutions for HPC and Big Data Workflows

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“One of the hottest topics we see is remote visualization for post-processing simulation results. One big issue in traditional workflows in technical and scientific computing is the transfer of large amounts of data from where these have been created to where they are analyzed. Streamlining this workflow by processing where the data have been created in the first place is tantamount to shorten the wall-clock time it takes end users to get final results. At the same time, hardware utilization is greatly enhanced by using innovative technology for remote 3D visualization. For this, we have long since entered into a strategic partnership with NICE.”

Adaptive Computing Announces Moabcon 2014 Conference Keynotes

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Today Adaptive Computing announced the speaker lineup for Moabcon 2014, the company’s annual user conference.