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TORQUE Protocol 2 – PBS Batch Protocol

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series TORQUE Protocols

If you started reading TORQUE Protocols 101  you may be wondering why I am starting with Protocol 2 and not Protocol 1. The answer is that the numbers assigned to each protocol in the TORQUE header files was done long before I started looking at the code. And from my experience I believe the Protocol […]

HPC Node Orchestration


Note – This article, along with others from the Adaptive Computing DevOps team continues its focus on the emerging tools and practices of DevOps and their direct ability to provide measured value to HPC clusters and admins alike. The job of the HPC systems administrations continues to get more and more difficult. We see new clusters of […]

“I like to break things” and Other Reasons for a Career in QA


When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I work in Software QA.   Unless they also work in software or IT, they usually give me an odd look, as though I told them I make porcupine hats. My response to that look or the follow-up question is “I break […]

The NFL, HPC, and Big Data


On July 30th the NFL announced a partnership with Zebra Technologies with the mission to get more advanced, precise tickets for each player in a game, and to log this information in real-time. These advanced statistics will then be made available almost immediately for the purpose–at least for the 2014-2015 season–of enhancing the viewing experience. To […]

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Here at Adaptive Computing, we power many of the world’s largest private/hybrid cloud and technical computing environments with our award-winning Moab optimization and scheduling software. Moab enables large enterprises in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and research as well as academic and government to perform simulations and analyze Big Data faster, more accurately and most cost […]

The Five Credentials of Moab

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Central to much of what Moab does is the concept of credentials. Credentials play a pivotal role in how many policies are not only defined, but actually carried out by the scheduler. They define how and by whom the system is accessed and used. One could even say they are at the heart of scheduler […]

TORQUE Protocols 101: trqauthd

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series TORQUE Protocols

I decided to make trqauthd the second addition to my TORQUE Protocols 101 series because a knowledge of how trqauthd works is very important to understanding how to debug TORQUE issues. I was actually well into what was originally going to be this month’s blog post. But then I got to a part where I […]

Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT)


Once in a while we get lucky with the ordering of technology trends. In this instance, I am referring to the ordering of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT). Without question, IoT is going to cause all sorts of interesting challenges with respect to data. If the big data trend had not emerged […]

DevOps Tools: Jenkins Job Builder


Continuing the series on DevOps tools, I wanted to cover a tool that we are using called Jenkins Job Builder. As mentioned previously, we make heavy use of Jenkins for our continuous integration pipeline. Over time, we have amassed over 500 jobs that we use to build and test our software, with about 100 jobs that are in […]

A New Age in Supercomputing: The Manufacturing Compute Co-Op


The National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC) has been doing some great work pioneering support for small to medium size manufacturing enterprises (SME’s) access to sophisticated simulation and modeling programs. SME’s can hardly afford to build their own supercomputer but these businesses gaining access to computational tools have a large number of benefits. Because computational […]