University of Cambridge: Multi-OS Management

Overview

The University of Cambridge HPC cluster Darwin, ranked by the Top500 as the 20th fastest machine in the world when deployed in 2006, serves as a shared compute resource.

Challenge

Cambridge has experienced increased demand for workgroup access to the cluster from a variety of groups composed of Windows users. The university had to find a way to service these new users, given that Darwin was set up as a Linux-only system.

Solution

Moab Adaptive HPC Suite from Adaptive Computing.

Results

Using Moab Adaptive HPC Suite, the university was able to keep the existing infrastructure and policies in place while at the same time giving customers the OS options they needed.

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