Adaptive Computing Nitro Fuels HP Apollo for Higher Throughput

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Adaptive-Logo-StackedToday Adaptive Computing announced it has combined technologies with HP to deliver greater performance and higher throughput by running Adaptive’s Nitro on HP Apollo Systems. The technology combo of Moab 8.0 and the HP Apollo Systems allows users to achieve even greater power savings due to the new power management capabilities in Moab 8.0 coupled with the HP Apollo ultra low-energy usage. In addition, Adaptive is providing HP Helion Self-Service HPC Solution implementation and management services. Adaptive Computing and HP will be exhibiting at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2014 from June 22–26, 2014 in Leipzig, Germany in Adaptive’s booth # 710 and HP booth # 350, where these new capabilities will be on display.

HP and Adaptive Computing have had a long-standing partnership. Our tight integration and relationship allow us to accelerate insights and further deliver on our Big Workflow promise to process intense simulations and data analysis faster, more accurately and most cost effectively,” says Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “The new developments of HP Apollo and Moab 8.0 help business achieve greater efficiency and performance to speed the time to discovery.”

Adaptive’s new Nitro advanced high throughput computing delivers 100 times faster job throughput for short computing jobs. Nitro is a localized decision-making tool that enables high-speed throughput on short computing jobs. Capable of running on Moab, Torque and other non-Adaptive environments, Nitro launches 10 jobs per node per second for up to 100x faster throughput, all while reducing latency. This results in greater efficiency when executing short jobs, which are very common for today’s workloads, running for a handful of seconds and requesting few resources. By combining Nitro with the HP Apollo Systems, even greater performance and higher throughput for short computing jobs is achieved in a smaller footprint.

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. Combining Moab 8.0 with the HP Apollo Systems, energy constraints become more manageable.