2011-09-13 – Adaptive Computing Enables Industry-Collaborative Business Model for Leading UK Research University

Moab Cluster Manager Accelerates and Adapts Computing Environments for Diverse and Changing Needs of Research Teams at the University of Warwick and Regional Businesses

Provo, Utah—September 13, 2011—Adaptive Computing, the leading provider of self-optimizing, dynamic cloud solutions and HPC workload management systems, today announced that the University of Warwick in Coventry, England has chosen Moab Cluster Suite® to drive the organization’s new high performance computing (HPC) environment. Adaptive Computing’s Moab Cluster Suite® is a patented multi-dimensional decision engine that is ideally suited to accelerate workload processes and adapt the computing environment to meet the University’s increasing usage demands, from both its own research team – the University’s PhD population is anticipated to double by 2015 – and from local enterprises, universities and research collaborators that employ its HPC service.

“As a university with strategic partnerships with local and global industries, we are working to develop an HPC service where external organizations can actually purchase use of the University’s HPC system, much like a public cloud service,” said Matt Ismail, HPC manager at the Centre for Scientific Computing, University of Warwick. “Moab’s ability to adapt to and grow with our users’ changing requirements was a key factor in this decision.”

The University of Warwick is a public, research-led university committed to playing a significant role in the economic and social life of the region. Warwick has established a reputation for the quality of its research and has ambitious goals for continuing growth to become one of the top fifty world-ranked universities.

The University’s HPC service is already part of Distributed Research Utilizing Advanced Computing (DiRAC), an integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modeling and HPC-based research in particle physics, astronomy and cosmology – world-leading research disciplines for the United Kingdom. Moab Cluster Suite® enables the University to map workload management decisions onto the diverse organizational structure of the user community’s policies and decision-making trees. Equally beneficial is that the University’s new HPC service with Moab delivers appropriate usage for the various academic and business stakeholders, and that value is substantiated.

“The University of Warwick is a great example of how Moab technology is resonating with the modern HPC manager, who is open to turning HPC into more of a service, both internally and externally,” said Robert Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “By facilitating the University in the commercial licensing of its HPC service, Adaptive Computing is helping Warwick to provide internationally competitive research groups with the tools to reach their goals.”

The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is consistently ranked by the UK’s Times, Sunday Times and Guardian newspapers as one of the UK’s top 10 research led Universities More at: www.warwick.ac.uk

About Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing is Accelerating IT for the Speed of Business with self-optimizing dynamic cloud solutions and HPC workload management systems driven by Moab®, a patented multi-dimensional decision engine. Moab® delivers policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing manages the world’s largest computing installations and is the preferred dynamic cloud and workload management solution for the leading global HPC and data center vendors. For more information, call (801) 717-3700 or visitadaptive.wpengine.com.

 

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