Blog – Open Source

An Introduction to Scheduling Workload with Moab and Torque

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

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” […]

Torque Configuration: User Access

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 […]

Adaptive Computing: A Year in Review

It has been quite a year at Adaptive Computing! We hosted another successful MoabCon, attended SC14 and learned more on why #HPCMatters, and introduced the Beta release of Moab 8.1. The Moab HPC Suite – Enterprise Edition (Moab 8.1) boosts elastic computing, and provides updates to the next-gen admin portal: Viewpoint. We’re continuing to help customers […]

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 […]

What’s Pushing Technology Boundaries in 2015?

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

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

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 […]