Gold is an open source accounting system developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Scalable Systems Software Project (SSS). It tracks resource usage on High Performance Computers and acts much like a bank, establishing accounts in order to pre-allocate user and project resource usage over specific nodes and timeframe. Gold provides balance and usage feedback to users, managers, and system administrators.
As of 2012, Adaptive Computing is no longer enhancing the open source Gold Allocation Manager product. Organizations using Gold can upgrade to Moab Accounting Manager to get the latest usage accounting capabilities, advancements, and support that is also fully integrated with the Moab product line. Moab Accounting Manager is available from Adaptive Computing in the Moab HPC Suite – Enterprise Edition . Learn more about the added benefits and capabilities of upgrading from GOLD to Moab Accounting Manager in the Upgrade Guide.
- Rations resources to projects and users
- Supports real-time resource charging
- Maintains historical usage records
- Empowers staff and saves time
- Facilitates capacity planning
- Enables grid computing
- Highly customizable and flexible
- Emphasizes scalability, security and maintainability
This is a general release of Gold. It is fully functional for use within a single organization, while some of its grid-related features are still in their infancy. The web GUI included with this release is based on Perl CGI (deprecating the Java JSP GUI). The User’s Guide has been expanded to include a chapter on Customizing Gold Objects.