University of Cantabria

Technological Development Centre of the University of Cantabria

 

Overview

The Technological Development Centre of the University of Cantabria (CDTUC) in Spain is devoted to innovation where 14 commercial companies and 12 university research groups are currently working on projects. 77 percent of their projects are contracted projects with external organizations. They needed an HPC solution that would accelerate access to HPC compute resources and the innovation they drive. They turned to the combination of optimized Moab Cloud for the HOC Suite workload management on their existing SLURM resource manager.

Solution

Moab® Cloud for the HPC Suite with SLURM resource manager for HPC Cloud

  • Ability to integrate with their homegrown job submission and management portal using Moab Cloud Web Services
  • Optimized GPGPU scheduling and management to maximize utilization and minimize management of these processors to accelerate jobs
  • Intelligent allocation to prevent job failures so jobs started, especially by the external commercial groups, and completed without error or delay and without pushing up support costs
  • Future and maintenance reservations ensure that resources are available for key projects for each of the sharing organizations and groups and that the resources remain stable and reliable to maximize uptime

Benefits

The Centre will realize significant benefits from the optimization Moab Cloud brings to their workload management including:

  • Optimizing service levels across multiple sharing groups with different priorities
  • Maximizing utilization and throughput leveraging existing tools
  • Enabling pay-for-use of the system for commercial organizations using the system