At SC12, Adaptive Computing announced its Moab HPC Suite 7.2 release, which includes several productivity enhancements and introduces support for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The workload management vendor also launched two new products as part of its Moab HPC Suite: Application Portal edition, which adds support for a wider variety of applications, and Remote Visualization, a type of technical compute cloud.
Adaptive debuted their big Moab 7.0 release back in March and now they’ve come out with an incremental release, Moab HPC Suite 7.2. One of the major highlights of this version is support for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, or “Intel’s answer to the GPU,” as company rep Chad Harrington put it when I sat down with him during SC12 in Salt Lake City.
Moab HPC Suite automatically detects installed Phi chips and determines how many cores are available. It also collects other metrics in real-time to enhance scheduling and optimization. It addresses questions such as: Is it hot? How much RAM is it using? Will it support additional workload or should workload be removed? Moab interacts with the coprocessor and manages it very efficiently, says Harrington.