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Video: Leveraging Containers in Elastic Environments


In this video from the Disruptive Technologies session at the 2015 HPC User Forum, Nick Ihli from Adaptive Computing presents: Leveraging Containers in Elastic Environments.

Adaptive Computing Demonstrates Viewpoint Software at SC14


“Moab Viewpoint is the next generation of Adaptive Computing’s admin portal. This enhanced Web-based graphical user interface enables easy viewing of workload— status, reporting on resource utilization and other system metrics. The Moab Viewpoint Portal plays an instrumental role in ensuring SLAs are met — a key component of Adaptive Computing’s Big Workflow vision — by allowing HPC administrators to maximize uptime and prove services were delivered and resources were allocated fairly.”

Video: Moab Adds Elastic Computing Features


“We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the new Moab features during SC14, so we¹re very excited to make the new features generally available. In a competitive computing landscape where enterprises need to accelerate insights, Moab matters,” said Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Automating workload workflows is imperative to shorten the timeline to discovery, and this latest version of Moab represents a huge step forward in helping enterprises achieve that. We are excited to reveal our latest innovations and continue driving competitive advantage for our customers.”

Adaptive Computing Rolls Out Moab 8.1


Moab 8.1 systems management software includes a revamped Web-based user interface with bolstered reporting and tracking capabilities that give greater insight into the job states, workloads and nodes of a HPC system; massive performance gains and improvements in scale; and system improvements to achieve elastic computing to expand to other resources as workloads demand.

Helping Scientists with System Management Software


In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Tom Wilkie writes that while end-user scientists and engineers fear the complexity of running jobs in HPC, there are software toolkits available to help.

Supercomputing Santa’s Intractable Task

Warp Drive

Over at the Adaptive Computing Blog, Trev Harmon takes a computational look at the Santa mythology and how a parallel machine would go about servicing the estimated 1,333,316,210 households on Planet Earth.

The Beginning of an Era – HPC, Take Your Rightful Place in the Data Center

Jill King, VP of Marketing, Adaptive Computing

“Please join me in welcoming a new era — an era where HPC is the center of the business universe. It’s about keeping it simple and creating an ecosystem that adapts as demands dictate. Take the ease-of-use and collaboration of the cloud, couple that with the horsepower of HPC and extract the data necessary for the business to make game changing decisions. That’s the recipe for success and HPC is the cornerstone. HPC, take your rightful place in the data center.”

Data and Goliath: Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data


So, if I had to put this talk in a nutshell, Yes, I am very bullish on how Docker (containers) and virtualization are going to change the face of HPC. If you want to understand why, check out what my friends Christian Kniep and Josh Simons have been up to on those fronts.

Ancillary Events & Special Booth Sessions at SC14


SC14 is world’s largest gathering of HPC professionals, and the smart money is on the organizations that leverage the show for their own gatherings, meetups, special booth sessions, and user groups.

The NFL, Big Data, and HPC


David Beer writes that the NFL plans to equip players on the field with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that will provide a flood of data for tracking and simulation. “HPC is also well suited to handle the different use cases that will arise from the different kinds of data analysis that people will want to run. For example, some people may well want to develop a simulation complete with graphics to represent what happened and to show different wrinkles on how the play might be run.”