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Adaptive Computing Sponsors ISC ’15

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Adaptive Computing is a Bronze sponsor of the International Supercomputing Conference, July 12-16, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. Adaptive will be exhibiting in booth # 1012 and will be showcasing its award-winning Moab optimization and scheduling software.  Powering many of the world’s largest cloud and HPC environments, Moab enables large organizations to perform simulations and analyze […]

Energy-sector HPC When Oil is Less Than $50 a Barrel

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Even those who haven’t been following the machinations of OPEC and growth of Shale Oil have probably noticed the precipitous drop in gasoline prices. Rather than speculate about the geopolitical chess game and what the price means for the economy, global climate change, gasoline taxes and brinksmanship between nations, let’s focus on what it means […]

Hyperscale Data Center Operators Push the Boundaries of Scalability

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Yesterday, The Register announced a new publication called The Platform. The new co-editors are the HPC industry’s very own Nicole Hemsoth and Timothy Pricket Morgan (formerly of Tabor Communications – HPCWire, Datanomi and EnterpriseTech). The Platform will offer in-depth coverage of high-end computing at large enterprises, supercomputing centers, hyperscale data centers, and public clouds. Inspiration […]

An Introduction to Scheduling Workload with Moab and Torque

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When I was a teenager in the 1970’s, they held a huge rock concert at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Pamona, California. All the great bands came to perform: Black Sabbath, Rare Earth, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Earth Wind & Fire, Seals & Crofts, Deep Purple and others. While I was too young to attend, […]

SC’14 Torque BoF Summary

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Here it is February, 2015, already and we are still talking about Supercomputing 2014. But we promised to post our presentation and summarize what happened at this years Torque Birds of a Feather (BoF). This year our BoF was up against some pretty stiff competition from next door. The “HPC Systems Engineering, Suffering and Administration” […]

Moab 8.1 is Generally Available

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Adaptive Computing today announced the general availability of Moab HPC Suite – Enterprise Edition 8.1 (Moab 8.1).  We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the new features during SC14 where we provided a sneak peek of the 8.1 beta version and demonstrated a few of its new features. These key updates include a revamped Web-based […]

FPGA’s for High Throughput Computing

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A few years ago I attended a week long seminar on programming FPGA’s.  The training left me with a lot of questions, but I gained an appreciation for the power of this flexible little chip. What is an FPGA? OK – here’s the official definition from Xilinx (one of the two big manufacturers of FPGA’s): […]

The Relevance of HPC

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Welcome to 2015, we here at Adaptive Computing think it’s going to be a great year. With the upcoming release of Moab Viewpoint along with the Insight database, and elastic computing, Adaptive is looking forward to seeing our customers accomplish amazing work with our tools.   The new year is a good to take time […]

HPC And Manufacturing

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Once I was discussing my job with a friend, and I mentioned that his company was evaluating our software for purchase. He was surprised: “don’t you all work with people that own supercomputers?” He was very surprised to learn that his company – a large manufacturing company – owns that kind of computing power and […]

Torque Configuration: User Access

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Getting a simple installation of Torque up and running is relatively easy. But to take advantage of its many features and creating a useful cluster can be a challenge. The online documentation can be pretty cryptic for the beginning and even the advanced Torque user. I am going to start a new series of blog […]