Moab Unified Automation Intelligence Technology Enables Orchestration of Windows HPC Server and Other Leading Operating Systems in a Single HPC or Cloud Environment
Provo, Utah—September 20, 2010—Adaptive Computing, the company behind the Moab®unified automation intelligence technology, today announced the certification of Moab Adaptive HPC Suite™ with Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, released today, and the company’s participation in the Windows HPC Server Launch Partner program. This announcement extends collaboration between the two companies, which have worked together for years co-delivering large HPC and cloud installations, including South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing, Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Centers, Baker Hughes and other customers in the oil and gas and manufacturing industries.
Adaptive Computing’s solutions, powered by Moab, deliver intelligent governance that empowers customers to optimally consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, improve service levels, and reduce operational costs. Moab Adaptive HPC Suite enables multiple operating systems and applications to run on a single computational system within existing operational and system-administration costs through dynamic, policy-driven scheduling and optional automatic systems configurations. This capability, known as “dual boot,” has traditionally been complex and labor-intensive, but Moab intelligently automates the process, minimizing the operational and management costs associated with dedicated systems administrators.
“Microsoft’s relationship with Adaptive Computing in the HPC and cloud markets is valuable; Microsoft’s popular operating system and servers open the world of complex computing to a much wider audience, further expanding our market opportunities. Organizations that deploy Moab and Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 will gain additional workload throughput from existing clusters, resulting in increased ROI, improved utilization and greater application performance,” said Scott Hurst, director of alliances and business development at Adaptive Computing.
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 makes it easier and more affordable to put the power of supercomputing within reach of more analysts, engineers, and scientists, giving them the computational resources they need to make better decisions, fuel product innovation, speed research and development and accelerate time to market.
“By using advanced management solutions like Moab Adaptive HPC Suite together with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, customers who have traditionally used Linux in their high-performance computing clusters have been able to increase their utilization and extend the reach of their HPC services to more users,” said Bill Hamilton, director, Technical Computing, Microsoft Corp. “It’s allowed them to create dynamic HPC environments that span multiple operating systems, increase access to more applications, and increase the breadth of HPC users for their clusters.”
Moab Adaptive HPC Suite is available through Microsoft’s Certificate Transfer Agreement (CTA). Packaged with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and multiple Linux OS support, it offers customers an attractive low-risk and very low-cost option to cover both current and future end-user support needs. For more information, please contact Adaptive Computing at (801) 717-3700.
About Adaptive Computing
Adaptive Computing provides intelligent automation software for HPC, data center and cloud environments. The company’s infrastructure intelligence solutions, powered by Moab®, deliver policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing products manage the world’s largest computing installations and are the preferred intelligent automation solutions for the leading global HPC and data center vendors. For more information, call Adaptive Computing at (801) 717-3700 or visit www.adaptivecomputing.com.
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