Second Annual Adaptie Awards

Here at Adaptive Computing, we’re continuously in awe of how our customers stretch the capabilities of Moab in various environments. That’s why we created the Adaptie Awards at MoabCon 2013 to honor specific individuals and organizations that continually push the technological envelope using Adaptive Computing’s software.

At MoabCon 2014, we’re proud to announce the winners of our second annual Adaptie Awards. This year’s Adaptie recipients include:

Accelerating Insights with Adaptive Computing

Best Use of Moab in a Big Workflow Environment

Congratulations to DigitalGlobe! This leading global provider of high-resolution Earth imagery solutions uses Moab to break down silos of isolated resources and increase maximum workflow capacity. Moab allows DigitalGlobe to operate at a global scale on a timeline its customers need and help decision makers better understand the planet in order to save lives, resources, and time.

Best Use of Moab in an HPC Environment

Congratulations to The Blue Waters Project at the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)! Scientists and engineers across the country use Blue Waters’ supercomputer—one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and the fastest supercomputer on a university campus—to tackle a wide range of challenging problems, from predicting the behavior of complex biological systems to simulating the evolution of the cosmos.

Lifetime Achievement

Our deepest congratulations to Troy Baer, HPC system administrator at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), University of Tennessee! Troy Baer’s contributions in scheduling and resource management using Moab have helped Kraken—NICS’ flagship computing resource and the first academic computer to break the petaflop barrier—achieve outstanding 90-95% utilization rates since 2010. Baer’s administrative capabilities enable researchers in numerous scientific arenas, from climate to materials science to astrophysics, to achieve breakthroughs not yet possible on other resources. In November 2012, Baer helped NICS’ Beacon system secure a No. 1 ranking on the Green500 list of energy-efficient supercomputers.

“Troy’s contributions to the industry cannot be overstated, and we are thrilled by the opportunity to salute his achievements at MoabCon,” said Rob Clyde, CEO at Adaptive Computing.

Congratulations again to this year’s Adaptie Award winners. Thank you for your contributions to the industry and we encourage you and others to continue innovating.

It’s been a busy first day at MoabCon 2014 and we’re looking forward to even more. Follow along with the conference on Twitter using the hashtags #MoabCon and #MoabCon2014 and by following @AdaptiveMoab on Twitter. We have four packed days planned with three evening events and 30 technical sessions with technical roundtables at lunch.

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