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Superior Technology for the Serious HPC User

Introduction

ASA Computers is now a partner of Adaptive Computing to offer an advanced applications and tools to the world's largest High-Performance Computing installations.

Adaptive Computing has provided advanced applications and tools to the world's largest High-Performance Computing installations for over a decade. The company's mission is to enhance performance, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Our products bring higher levels of decision, control, and self-optimization to the challenges of deploying and managing large and complex IT environments, resulting in accelerated business performance at a reduced cost.
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WHY ADAPTIVE COMPUTING

Speed and Scale

Speed and Scale

System Efficiency and Scale

User Productivity

USER PRODUCTIVITY

Simplified User Experience, Automated Workflows

COLLABORATION

COLLABORATION

Increased Resource Sharing and Utilization.      

COST REDUCTION and EFFICIENCY

COST REDUCTION and EFFICIENCY

Cost Management and Capacity Planning

SERVICE GUARANTEE

SERVICE GUARANTEE

SLA Enforcement and Resource Allocation

JUST MAKE IT WORK

JUST MAKE IT WORK

Reliable and Easy to Manage

Adaptive Computing Products

MOAB HPC SUITE

Moab® HPC Suite is a workload and resource orchestration platform that automates the scheduling, managing, monitoring, and reporting of HPC workloads on massive scale. Its patented intelligence engine uses multi-dimensional policies and advanced future modeling to optimize workload start and run times on diverse resources.

These policies balance high utilization and throughput goals with competing workload priorities and SLA requirements, thereby accomplishing more work in less time and in the right priority order. Moab HPC Suite optimizes the value and usability of HPC systems while reducing management cost and complexity.

  • Reporting And Analytics - Our Reporting and Analytics tool enables organizations to gain insights by streaming resource usage and workload data into custom reports and personalized dashboards.
  • Remote Visualization - Avoid purchasing high-end desktops for all workers, instead sharing expensive licenses or GPUs by rendering applications remotely and visualizing locally through an integrated portal.
  • Power Management - Automate individual, per-application CPU clock frequencies and lower the power state of idle nodes using the Green Pool Buffer Policy, minimizing energy costs while preserving performance.
  • Wide Area Grid - Enable unified scheduling, intelligent policy management, integrated resource management, data staging, and consolidated monitoring and management across multiple clusters.
  • Accounting Manager - Slogan description Flexibly track and charge for resource or service usage. Perform deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and refunds while providing balance and usage feedback to users, managers, and system administrators.
  • Viewpoint - Simplify the workload submission process for end-users with an easy-to-use job submission portal, which includes features like application templates, script builders, job details, and web-based file management.
  • Moab NODUS Cloud OS - Manage resource expansion and contraction of bursty workloads utilizing additional resources from private clouds or other data centers.

Technical Specification & Features

MOAB HPC SUITE SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY

Moab HPC Suite works with a variety of platforms to give customers flexibility, choice, and maximum leverage of existing investments. Many commonly used resource managers, operating systems, and architectures are supported by Moab HPC Suite including:

Operating system support

Linux (Debian, Fedora, RedHat, SUSE), and UNIX (AIX)

Resource manager support

In addition to resource managers such as Torque and SLURM it integrates with many other types of resource managers and monitors such as HP Cluster Management Utility, Nagios, Ganglia, FlexLM, and others.

Hardware support

AMD x86, AMD Opteron, HP, Intel x86, Intel IA-32, Intel IA-64, IBM i-Series, IBM p-Series, IBM x-Series. Moab is also optimized for SGI and Cray systems.

Database support

Moab supports PostgreSQL, Oracle and MySQL databases so customers can use the database that best meets their needs or is their system standard.

MOAB HPC SUITE COMPONENTS

Both CLI and Moab Viewpoint Self-service Portal

Moab Viewpoint portal eases job submission and management for users from any location with minimal training required.

Moab Viewpoint Portal and Moab Cluster Manager Admin Dashboard

Moab Viewpoint portal eases job submission and management for users from any location with minimal training required.

Moab Workload Manager Intelligence Engine

Automates the complex, optimized workload scheduling decisions and management actions with multi-dimensional policies that mimic real-world decision making. These policies balance maximizing job throughout and utilization with meeting SLAs and priorities.

Moab Web Services and Integration Tools

Provides easy, standardized integration interfaces with resource managers, third party management tools, and existing third party portals.

Torque Resource Manager

Provides continually updated information on the state of nodes and workload. Using the advanced scalability, reliability and management features of Torque helps you to fully exploit Moab's capabilities should you choose to use it as your resource manager. Moab can also integrate with, and leverage, other resource managers, such as SLURM.

Moab HPC Suit architecture

INTELLIGENT HPC WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT ACROSS INFRASTRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMPLEXITY

Moab HPC Suite acts as the "brain" of a high performance computing (HPC) system to accelerate and automate complex decision making processes. The patented Moab intelligence engine provides multi-dimensional policies that mimic real-world decision making. These multi-dimensional, real-world policies are essential in scheduling workloads to optimize job speed, job success and resource utilization. Moab HPC Suite integrates decision-making data from and automates actions through your system's existing mix of resource managers. This enables all the dimensions of real-time granular resource attributes, resource state, as well as current and future resource commitments to be modeled against workload/application requirements. All of these dimensions are then factored into the most efficient scheduling decisions. Moab also dramatically simplifies the management tasks and processes across these complex, heterogeneous environments. Moab works with many of the major resource management and industry standard resource monitoring tools and covers mixed hardware, network, storage and licenses.

Moab HPC Suite multi-dimensional policies are also able to factor in organizational priorities and complexities when scheduling workloads. Moab ensures the workload is processed according to organizational priorities and commitments and that resources are shared fairly across users, groups and even multiple organizations. This enables organizations to automatically enforce service guarantees and effectively manage organizational complexities with simple policy-based settings.

Moab HPC Suite is architected to integrate on top of your existing resource managers and other types of management tools in your environment to provide policy-based scheduling and management of workloads. It makes the optimal complex decisions based on all of the data it integrates from the various resource managers and then orchestrates the job and management actions through those resource managers. Moab's flexible management integration makes it the ideal choice to integrate with existing or new systems as well as to manage your high performance computing system as it grows and expands in the future.

Viewpoint HPC portal

VIEWPOINT PORTAL

EASE-OF-USE JOB SUBMISSION AND MANAGEMENT

Viewpoint is a rich, easy-to-use portal for end-users and administrators, designed to increase productivity through its visual web-based interface, powerful job management features, and other workload functions. The portal provides greater self-sufficiency for end-users while reducing administrator overhead in High Performance Computing (HPC).

  • Achieve higher overall productivity.
  • Speed the submission process and reduce errors by automating best practices.
  • Save administrators time spent managing user requests with self-help-oriented features.
  • Expand an HPC user base to include even non-IT skilled personnel.
  • Gain admin insight into workload and resource utilization for better management and troubleshooting.

Technical Specification & Features

Hardware requirements

  • 16 GB disk space

Software requirements:

  • Moab Workload Manager version 7.1.4
  • Moab Web Services version 7.1.4
  • Apache Tomcat 6
  • MySQL version 5.1 or later
  • JDBC Driver for MySQL (Connector/J) (available from MySQL or another trusted source)

Supported web browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or later
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later

Ease-of-Use Driven Productivity

Adaptive Computing's Viewpoint web-based graphical user interface aids in job submission, management, and other workload functions, creating greater self-sufficiency for end users while reducing administrator overhead

End User Features

  • Job Submission Portal - Submit and manage basic jobs through a simple and easy-to-use point-and-click web portal, in addition to the command line interface.
  • Application Templates - Access or create and share templates which simplify the submission process for popular applications.
  • Script Builder - Facilitate correct use of syntax and reduce new-to-HPC user error through drag-and-drop parameters in a visual interface
  • Job Details - Gain insight into job status and reasons for failure through explanatory messages, saving administrator time by helping users help themselves.
  • File Manager - Navigate output files right from an internal browser that includes the ability to move, rename, delete, compress, uncompress, and preview files.
  • Integrated Remote Visualization - Create and launch 2D/3D remote visualization sessions through pre-defined application templates. Dependent on separate remote visualization purchase.
  • Integrated High Throughput - Create and launch Nitro high throughput sessions through pre-defined application templates. Dependent on separate purchase of Nitro.
Viewpoint user submission portal

End User Benefits

Features like portal-based job submission, application templates, script builders, job details, and file management increase the productivity of end users by speeding and simplifying the submission process. The portal's ease-of-use has the potential to expand an HPC user base to even non-IT skilled personnel.

These expanded user capabilities save administrators time spent managing users' requests. Best practices-based submission templates help speed the submission process and reduce potential errors. Also, the portal provides valuable feedback to users about their workloads to help them solve their own job issues and more efficiently utilize resources.

Beyond the typical standard job, job array, and application template submission, users may also submit Nitro high throughput workloads or remote visualization sessions if the supporting products are installed and configured.

Administrator Benefits

Viewpoint enables easy viewing of workload status, reporting on resource utilization, workload troubleshooting, and other system metrics for the administrator.

Search and Filter

Administrator Features

  • Dashboard - View the cluster's allocated CPU and memory utilization over a 24-hour period as well as the quantity of jobs submitted. The workload list is colorcoded for easy viewing of current job state (running, removed, idle, completed, etc).
  • Application Templates - Implement standard application templates and make those available to all or specific users. This automates best practices by predefining default values, hiding unnecessary options, and adding custom fields, thereby simplifying the submission process and optimizing application run time.
  • Searching and Filtering - Identify workloads that are in specific states (e.g. running, suspended, eligible, blocked, deferred, hold, failed, idle), or that are from specific users and groups.
  • Workload Management - Manage the priority of individual workloads, as well as assist in diagnosing job issues and take basic actions on target workloads such as placing the job on hold, canceling, etc.
  • Node Monitoring - Monitor every node in the system and its accompanying node ID, status, class, feature, processors available/configured, jobs, CPU utilization, and memory utilization.
  • Resource Job Timeline - View individual node usage in a digestible, Tetris-like graph. It enables admins to monitor workload and resource utilization more easily than ever before and to identify areas where system utilization can be improved.
  • User Role Management - Manage which users are assigned to a role and the specific pages and functions that role has access to.
  • Reporting & Analytics Integration - Configure reports and dashboards to visualize resource usage and workload performance with available add-on.
NODUS CLOUD OS

NODUS CLOUD OS

FOR INTELLIGENT CLOUD MANAGEMENT

With NODUS Cloud OS running on a laptop or server, even non-technical users can access all regions in any of the major cloud providers worldwide. You can effectively create a supercomputer by leveraging the virtually unlimited resources available in the cloud. NODUS Cloud OS gives access to every major cloud provider right from within the interface (CLI and GUI).

NODUS Cloud OS is an operating system for the cloud. Just like an operating system is an abstraction layer for a hardware platform, NODUS Cloud OS is an abstraction layer for a cloud platform. This highly flexible and intelligent cloud management technology enables seamless access to all compute resources, whether on-premise or in the cloud. Cloud deployment on any of the leading cloud providers becomes easily attainable with NODUS Cloud OS. It simplifies the complexities of running HPC and enterprise workloads and applications in the cloud by including AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Azure, and Open Telekom Cloud within the GUI. Powerful management interfaces (Command line and GUI), with cloud access built in, put you in control. Run jobs on any cloud provider or switch between them. Intelligently manage cloud resources so that they can be used effectively and efficiently.

Features & Benefits

NODUS CLOUD OS Features

  • Supports Google Cloud, AWS, Oracle Cloud, Azure, and Open Telekom Cloud out of the box from a common provider API
  • Automated deployment and release of nodes
  • Move across clouds easily and switch between them with the click of your mouse
  • Jobs can be run spontaneously; run any workload or application on demand in the cloud
  • Run workloads anywhere; in your datacenter, and/or in the cloud, on bare metal, VMs, and containers, etc.
  • Granular control of resources (whether it is cloud or on-premise)
  • Works with any HPC or enterprise job scheduler or without a workload scheduler
  • Cloud Bursting can be automated based on backlog, and can be done in blocks of nodes or by highest priority job
  • All required workload resources are automatically deployed as needed, and then retired when the resources are no longer required; instance time-to-live is based on clock or idle time and nodes are dynamically added and removed when not in use
  • "Burst" to multiple cloud providers and switch between them
  • Supports all public clouds of any size, as well as private cloud infrastructures
  • From a single interface, you can configure template stacks (workflow), run test jobs, run custom jobs, run jobs on any major cloud provider and view job output

NODUS CLOUD OS Benefits

  • Scalability or the immediate availability of resources; instantly launch or scale-up HPC clusters
  • Drastically improve the performance of certain workloads by provisioning HPC compute or enterprise environments and running workloads in the cloud on demand, creating agility and reducing the costs of allocating temporary resources or making additional hardware purchases
  • "Burst" the additional workload to an external cloud automatically based on backlog or on demand
  • Ease of use for admins
  • Seamlessly spin up and spin down on-premise and cloud resources for a hyper-efficient and agile infrastructure strategy
  • Run test jobs and run custom jobs on demand
  • Can be completely automated to shut down cloud nodes when they are not in use, making it very cost effective
  • Run hundreds of simulations with on-demand agility and flexibility
  • Increase the capacity of your HPC data center
  • Get access to unique specialized resources such as GPUs
  • Easy to use, manage, and configure, while integrating seamlessly with on-premise systems; no need to over provision
  • Spin up an unlimited number of nodes in the same time as it would take to spin up one
  • Offers cost reduction, and unprecedented productivity
  • Solve cloud migration challenges
  • Move your expenditures from Cap Ex to Op Ex (pay as you go)
  • Accelerate time-to-results

Request Information

To speak with one of our Adaptive Computing Software expert please call us at +1 650-230-8000.
You can also email us at 'sales@asacomputers.com' or simply click on the 'Request Info' button.
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PRODUCT Use cases

NODUS Cloud OS For Intelligent Cloud Management

OIL & GAS RESERVOIR SIMULATION APPLICATION

Energy companies use reservoir modeling to predict the flow of oil, water and natural gas in the subsurface of the earth before they drill to figure out how to more efficiently extract the most oil.

Oil & Gas reservoir simulation software equips reservoir engineers with the integrated modeling capabilities needed to assess, validate, plan and execute asset development optimization from start to finish.

Many of these energy companies do not have the High-Performance Computing resources to run the simulation software in their own data centers. NODUS Cloud OS offers access to computing resources provided through the major cloud service providers on an as required basis, avoiding an up-front investment in a complex HPC hardware installation. Using NODUS Cloud OS, these Oil & Gas companies can now either expand their on-premise High-Performance Computing resources or access the virtually unlimited HPC resources that are available in the cloud through multiple cloud providers using one common platform.

Oil and Gas
Tele Communication Companies

TELCOS

Telcos (telecommunicationscompanies) make worldwide communication possible. Thesecompanies created the infrastructure that allows data in words, voice,audio or video to be sent anywhere globally. The largest companies in the industry are phone (both land line and wireless) operators, satellite companies, cable companies, and internet service providers.

While Telcos have experimented with big data analytics, HPC has not yet been fully embraced by the sector. This will all change with the proliferation of 5G networks. Eventually artificial intelligence will combine with 5G connectivity and HPC which will allow Telcos to create new services.

HPC will become critical for new 5G use cases as massive amounts of data generated by 5G networks will need to be analyzed in real time1.

PRODUCT Use cases

Moab product use cases

DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe Leverages Adaptive Computing Technology to Aid Tsunami First Responders

DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial satellite imagery founded by scientists and satellite users with the goal of making high-quality images available for commercial application. DigitalGlobe owns and operates the most agile and sophisticated constellation of high-resolution commercial earth imaging satellites, which provides imagery to a broad group of verticals/ industries.

After looking at the different solutions offered by a variety of competing HPC providers, DigitalGlobe felt that Adaptive Computing offered the best solution with their Moab HPC Suite workload management product. Adaptive provided the system that would allow Digital Globe to dynamically shift their computing capacity across all available resources. Moab stood out as the best platform through its ability to address what is sometimes called business usability, and its ability to service at peak demands.

DigitalGlobe
HLRN

HLRN

North-German Supercomputing Alliance Uses Moab HPC Suite to Enable Parallel Computing

A long-time customer of Adaptive Computing, the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) first started using Moab to manage its computing workloads in 2008.

HLRN, established in 2001, is a joint project of the seven North-German states: Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen and Schleswig- Holstein. HLRN currently runs Moab HPC Suite: Enterprise Edition on its distributed Cray XC30 supercomputing system, "HLRN III," which is hosted at Zuse Institute Berlin and Leibniz University Hannover. Completed in January 2014, HLRN III is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and possesses the computing capacity of approximately 25,000 high-end PCs.

These HLRN sites leverage Moab to support their advanced scientific research in a wide range of fields, including bio-informatics, chemistry, climate and ocean modeling, engineering, environmental research, fluid dynamics and physics.

Request Information

To speak with one of our Adaptive Computing Software expert please call us at +1 650-230-8000.
You can also email us at 'sales@asacomputers.com' or simply click on the 'Request Info' button.
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