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Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data

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) […]

Takeaways from SC14

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

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 […]

Announcing the Beta Release of Moab 8.1

This entry is part of 7 in the series Adaptive Computing at SC14

This entry is part of 7 in the series Adaptive Computing at SC14We’re proud to announce the beta release of Moab HPC Suite – Enterprise Edition (Moab 8.1) at the SC14 conference in New Orleans. The Adaptive Computing team is providing sneak peek demos of Moab 8.1, Viewpoint admin portal, elastic computing functionality and advancements […]

“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 […]

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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 […]

Univa Grid Engine Does Windows, Linux Containers – EnterpriseTech

Grid Engine, the popular workload management tool for distributed computing environments, now does Windows. And it is also doing Linux control groups, or cgroups, containers, a technology that was championed by Google many years back as the basis for its internal resource control on its massive clusters. The support for Windows was made at the behest […]

Musings on HPC and Docker

As discussed in my last post I covered a popular DevOps tool called Docker. We utilize Docker heavily here at Adaptive Computing and some of the methods we employ to leverage the tool were covered in that post, feel free to browse on over if you want to catch up on how we use Docker. In today’s […]

The Value Proposition of OpenStack

My teammates and I have developed plugins and extensions for OpenStack, and I have read lots of OpenStack code. Attending the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta last month helped deepen my technical understanding. However, the biggest revelation to me at the Summit was how powerful of a business case you can make for OpenStack—and that there […]

Engineering 101: The Importance of CCM

What is this Acronym?  Cyclomatic Complexity Metric (CCM) is an extremely important number for code management.  Basically, CCM is the count of the number of paths through a function or method. Practically, the CCM of code would be a good indicator of how easy the code is to understand and maintain, with higher numbers being harder […]