APRIL 2010

This issue of the Moab Newsletter from Adaptive Computing (formerly Cluster Resources) has some really important news for all Moab users and evaluators, starting with information about Moab Con (May 12-13) and about the release of Moab 5.4 and a new self-service portal component (Moab Viewpoint™ 1.0) for use with Moab Adaptive Computing Suite. Please take a minute to scan carefully for the articles that are relevant to you:

In This Issue

Annual Users Conference: Moab Con to Be Held in Provo, Utah, May 12-13
Adaptive Computing Releases Moab 5.4 and Moab Viewpoint Self-service Portal
Moab in the News: Recent Mentions of Moab in Industry Publications
Upcoming Events: Visit Our Booths or Hear Us Speak at . . .
Moab and Moab Viewpoint Training
Contact Us

Annual Users Conference: Moab Con to Be Held in Provo, Utah, May 12-13

Join us for our third annual Moab Con. This year, Moab Con returns to its normal spring timeframe in an optimized, streamlined two-day format, Wednesday and Thursday, May 12-13.

Moab Con is the annual user group conference where Moab and TORQUE users from around the world come together with Adaptive Computing engineers to learn how to maximize their computing power using Moab. This year’s conference will be packed with tutorials, hands-on workshops, and demos aimed at helping you get the most out of Moab. You’ll also be among the very first Moab users to receive more detailed information about Moab 5.4 and Moab Viewpoint™ 1.0 and to learn how to put these powerful new tools to work in your HPC or data center environment.

Why attend Moab Con?

  • Technical training for novice users, experts, and everyone in between (a $6,500 value)
  • Material for HPC, cloud, and data center users
  • Workshops where you’ll get hands-on experience practicing the things you learn
  • One-on-one access to support and developer personnel at the conference (a $3,000 value)
  • Get insider information about the next Moab release as well as new product-component releases and upgrades
  • Participate in roadmap discussions to make sure we’re taking Moab technology in the direction that will continue to meet your needs

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Setting up self-service portals
  • Approaches to setting up virtual private clouds (VPCs)
  • Scalability
  • Use of the open-source TORQUE and Gold to provide allocation management
  • Reservations
  • Training end users how to use Moab
  • Novice tutorials on TORQUE, Moab Cluster Suite, Moab Grid Suite, and Moab Cluster Manager

. . . and more!

Head to our website to review this year’s full agenda and to register:

We look forward to having you join us. Please call (801-717-3728) with any questions you may have.


Adaptive Computing Releases Moab 5.4 and Moab Viewpoint Self-service Portal

Adaptive Computing (formerly Cluster Resources) has announced two significant upgrades that address the requirements of banking, financial services, and other enterprise customers deploying large internal cloud infrastructures to manage thousands of applications.

The new Moab release 5.4 and Moab Viewpoint™ 1.0 (a new self-service portal component for use with Moab Adaptive Computing Suite) empower these organizations to move beyond consolidated hardware and software infrastructures to the real promise of private clouds—the automated and intelligent delivery of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) based on application workloads. Read the entire press release with more details at http://support.adaptivecomputing.com/news/2010moabviewpoint.php.

How to get Moab 5.4: Moab product upgrades and new components are always free to Moab licensees. To download Moab 5.4 as an upgrade to your current Moab installation or for evaluation purposes, visit http://support.adaptivecomputing.com/resources/downloads.php.


Moab in the News: Recent Mentions of Moab in Industry Publications

HPCwire carried this great customer story just a few days ago. It’s well worth a couple minutes to read through:

“South Africa’s HPC Center Tames Its ‘Zoo of Architectures,'” by Michael Feldman, April 13, 2010.

“. . . The diversity of HPC systems at CHPC also presents a big challenge. With hundreds of users tapping into the systems, how does the center manage the computer systems so as to maximize overall utilization? That’s where Adaptive Computing’s Moab technology comes in. Starting in 2010, CHPC deployed Moab, in the form of the company’s Adaptive HPC Suite, to help bring the center’s supercomputers under a unified management scheme. Rather than having to manually provision and perform job scheduling one machine at a time, Moab sits atop the workload manager on each system and orchestrates them to function as a single entity. . . .”


Upcoming Events: Visit Our Exhibits or Hear Us Speak at . . .

ISC ’10, May 31 – June 3, Hamburg, Germany

HPCS 2010, June 6-9, Toronto, Canada

HP Software Universe 2010, June 15-18, National Harbor, Washington, D.C.

HP Technology Forum, June 21-24, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada



Moab and Moab Viewpoint Training


Webinar: “Building a Private Cloud with Moab and Moab Viewpoint”

Tues., May 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (ET)

You’ve seen more than enough hype about so-called “cloud” computing. Your organization may have already decided it’s not ready to deal with the security risks, potential loss of control, and cost of using a public cloud computing provider. But you may also be aware of the potential benefits of a private cloud setup, including security, control, flexibility, and economy.

If you’re ready to learn about practical, workable steps to build a private cloud within your own organization, this webinar will help with the information you need. You’ll learn how Moab provides the needed automation intelligence and control to ensure a successful private cloud, and you’ll be able to identify the other essential system components that go into making a private cloud work for your organization.

With Moab Adaptive Computing Suite and Moab Viewpoint, your organization can build a private cloud with an easy-to-use self-service portal that simplifies the creation and management of needed cloud resources on demand. Don’t miss this informative webinar that will show you how your organization can meet its growing, fluctuating workload and application demands without resorting to the use of unproven, potentially risky external or public resources.



Contact Us

Please send your comments and questions about products, product feedback, tech support, consulting, or custom development to info@adaptivecomputing.com or call us at +1 801-717-3700.



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