MoabCon 2012 Europe Technical Sessions

Moabcon 2012 Europe

Join us between HP CAST and ISC for the Best of Moabcon 2012 Europe – June 16 -17th in Hamburg, Germany at the Radisson Blu Hotel for the following events and technical sessions:

Events and Technical Sessions

Saturday, June 16th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Evening Reception Dinner
Location: Radisson Blu 26th Floor

Keynote: What’s New 7.0/7.1 by Michael Jackson, President of Adaptive Computing
Sunday, June 17th
10:00 – 11:00 am
Road Map by Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing
Last year at Moabcon, Adaptive asked its customers what was needed and wanted. Adaptive listened. Rob Clyde will take us through 2012′s road map and then turn the time over to its customers to give Adaptive feedback. Each table will have an Adaptive representative to listen and learn to help mold the future of Moab.
11:00 – 11:30 pm
Web Services
This session will demonstrate how to write a web application that submits jobs to Moab using Moab Web Services (MWS). Also explained will be the principles, which define the MWS interface, and the future of integrating Moab into your solution.
11:30 – 12:15 pm
Application Integration Portal/Visualization by NICE
With Moab, NICE DCV and Enginframe site’s can consolidate expensive high-end GPU workstations providing users greater access to high-performance visualization of complex 3D interactive application alongside traditional HPC workload. The rendering is accomplished in the “cloud” and instead of moving data, pixels are sent to the remote display.
12:15 – 1:15 pm
1:15 – 2:00 pm
Job Arrays Deep Dive
This presentation will introduce Moab and TORQUE job arrays and how they differ. We will discuss how to configure TORQUE and Moab so job arrays get along between the two systems. We will discuss syntax, system configuration, cancellation policies for Moab and dependencies for TORQUE.
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Productivity Acceleration Productivity Acceleration – Intelligent
Optimized Scheduling/Policy Based Scheduling
In this session we will discuss the Moab scheduling cycle, priority system, placement strategies, future reservations and how they interact to provide optimized scheduling in an HPC environment. This session will focus on the concepts with limited configuration “how-to” discussion.
2:45 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Customer Case Study – Paul Hatton from The University of Birmingham, U.K.
The Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR) is working on an initiative to replace its existing Linux HPC cluster with a new, more powerful and more energy-efficient Linux cluster and also introduce a Windows HPC service as part of the requirement to make their services available to more groups within the university. The Windows-based system will allow users to take advantage of a more familiar interface, even potentially enabling HPC access through Microsoft Excel, which will help them attract new users. In order to make this successful, however, they need the advanced scheduling capabilities provided by the Moab HPC Suite on the Windows HPC service as well as on the Linux service.
4:00 – 4:45 pm
Torque 4.0 Lessons Learned and Best Practices
How Does TORQUE 4.0 Change Your JobTORQUE 4.0 added new capabilities, which in practice will change the way administrators need to tune their systems. This presentation will discuss key new features and how they change the behavior of TORQUE as well as how to tune the new features to take advantage of the full power of TORQUE. Features to be discussed include setting up a MOM hierarchy; at what number of nodes do you need to use a MOM hierarchy, setting a thread pool size, TCP communications change and job radix.
4:45 – 5:15 pm
Moab Viewpoint for HPC
This presentation we will discuss many different aspects of Viewpoint for both the HPC and Cloud centric audiences, along with topics that are common to all Moab Viewpoint customers. Our main focus will be on: 1) New Features, 2) Administration, 3) Configuration, and 4) Troubleshooting. Then there will be a Q&A session as long as time permits.
5:15 – 5:30 pm
Closing Remarks by Dick Linville, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances

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