Cost Management and Capacity Planning
Cost reduction and efficiency help an organization re-invest their resources and saved funds into achieving higher results, profits or competitiveness. Efficiency/savings can be achieved by improving utilization, processes, or behavior associated with resource usage. The following are examples of capabilities, which contribute to cost reduction and efficiency:
- Multi-Cluster Workload Management
Utilize Excess Capacity of Multiple Clusters
Share excess capacity on multiple clusters through consolidating them under a single workload manager. Grid’s enable users, groups and projects to more easily share resources and data.
- Auto-scale Temporary Capacity
Avoid Unneeded Asset Purchases by Auto-scaling your Cluster using Elastic Computing
Elastic Computing allows Moab to add or remove resources from either a local resource pool, public/private remote resource pool or from within a shared cluster. This capability includes Moab monitoring wait times for workload and then triggering OpenStack, VMWare, HP-CMU, Bright Cluster Manager, other provisioning tools or Cloud APIs (Amazon, etc.) to provision additional resources to be under the workload manager’s control.
- Advanced Resource Management
Maintain Resource Efficiency on Heterogeneous Clusters
As clusters are scaled up to meet the needs of multiple groups, inevitably the application requirements of those groups require different resource configurations to optimize their application performance. Moab’s Advanced Resource Management capabilities add Node Allocation Policies, Node Set resource groupings, NUMA, and other policies which help maintain efficient utilization in heterogeneous resource environments.
- Usage Accounting and Chargeback/Showback
Improve Resource Usage Efficiency
As users and organizations receive feedback about their usage or even get charged for it, their usage behavior inevitably changes to drive improved overall efficiency. Moab Accounting Manager (MAM) is a fast, easy-to-use accounting management system that allows showback and chargeback for usage tracking and charging for resource or service usage in virtually any computing environments.
- Power Optimization
Reduce Costs by Optimizing Power Usage with Power Management / Green Computing
Moab is able to reduce the power state of idle nodes in order to reclaim unnecessary energy usage. It can also manage power utilized on a per-application basis using clock speed and P-state management.
Accelerate Job Performance with Efficient Memory to Core Matching
Proper NUMA-aware placement of a job can improve run-time by as much as 250% due to better memory access and can improve GPU data transfer by as much as 300%.
- Workflow Management
Improve Administrator and End User Efficiency by Automating Tasks
Workflow management is an important capability, which helps to automate both end-to-end workload and system processes. This eliminates manual intervention, thereby speeding processes and eliminating potential errors.