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A New UI in Town: Moab Viewpoint

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There’s a new UI in town. Adaptive Computing’s Moab 8.1 release is nearly here, and with it comes a brand new user interface. This release contains the first drop of the new Admin Portal. We’ve been hard at work on this, and I’m pretty excited about it. For starters, we’ve changed our approach to storing […]

Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data

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Rich Brueckner from insideHPC shared his knowledge and insight during SC14 at the Adaptive Computing Theater. He presented on, “Data and Goliath – Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data.” He discussed a hobby of his: inside-Startups and in the context of big data, there’s an important thing that’s going. Companies like Docker (containers) […]

Time for HPC to Take it’s Rightful Place in the Datacenter

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In May 2011 I moved my family to a sleepy little town in Utah called Provo. Utah is far different than sunny Southern California where I had lived my whole life. I started working for this hot little Cloud Management Platform (CMP) company called Adaptive Computing. Adaptive Computing was a little different from the Hi-Tech […]

Takeaways from SC14

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Now that SC14 is “in the books” I would like to share some of my takeaways from a very successful conference. First of all, the conference is a great opportunity to visit with our customers and talk about their current needs and learn what we can do to help them with their plans for the […]

Returns From Lincoln Ascent

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Some of the numbers have started to come in from work done for Lincoln Ascent and things are looking promising to this point. The parts that are rounding up right now focus on speeding up Moab’s scheduling iteration and reducing the network overhead between TORQUE and Moab. One of the excesses in network communication between […]

High Throughput Computing Toolset

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A couple of years ago I visited the Arlington National Cemetery. It was a humbling experience to see so many graves of those who so bravely fought for and defended the freedoms that enabled a once oppressed people to found and build a great nation. I was impressed with the precision and respect on display […]

Santa, Pseudoscience and Supercomputers

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Every year on Christmas Eve, Santa travels the globe delivering presents to children everywhere. Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that’s a pity. ~ Chris Van Allsburg As we […]

What’s Pushing Technology Boundaries in 2015?

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As we approach 2015, I find it an exciting time to be in tech. For more than two decades, I’ve experienced a lot in my career — the birth of VoIP, Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet Access, Cloud, Big Data and many others. But for some reason, I’m more excited about technology then I’ve been in a long […]

Reflecting on the SC14 TORQUE BoF

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The first time I ever visited New Orleans was at Supercomputing 2010. There were many good things about that visit but the cab drivers left such a bad taste in my mouth I have to admit I let it overshadow most of the good memories. For Supercomputing 2014 I prepared myself for those New Orleans […]

What Doesn’t Need to be Said When Moving Forward

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Looming over the skiing village of Kleine Scheidegg on the northern edge of the Swiss Alps is an iconic mountain of brittle limestone covered with snow and ice and blasted by the wind of oft-occurring ferocious storms. The Eiger is a legendary climbing destination that has seen triumph and tragedy, heroism and heartbreak, daring feats […]