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German alliance turns to Adaptive

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Adaptive Computing, a provider of high-performance computing (HPC) workload management and private cloud management software, is to work with Cray to manage computing workloads for the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN).

Using its Moab HPC Suite, Adaptive is managing HLRN’s computing workload on a distributed Cray XC30 supercomputing system of more than 6,500 network sockets, with nearly 1,000 more sockets expected to be added.

'We have been a long-time customer of Adaptive Computing because they allow us to fully meet our research objectives,' said Wolfgang W. Baumann, support coordinator of HLRN. 'An additional benefit Moab offers is green functionality, which we will be implementing to help protect the environment through efficient usage. From flexibility of system administration to a strong policy engine, Moab’s key usability factors make it the best software to power our new system.'

Two HLRN sites – the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and the High Performance Computing Center (RRZN) at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany – are using Adaptive Computing’s technology to support their advanced scientific research in a variety of fields, including bio-informatics, chemistry, climate and ocean modelling, engineering, environmental research, fluid dynamics and physics.

'Joining forces with Adaptive Computing will allow us to run Cray XC30 at two HLRN locations in an extremely efficient and balanced way,' said Peg Williams, Cray’s senior vice president of high-performance computing systems. 'By leveraging the Moab intelligence engine with our innovative supercomputing system, our combined offering provides organisations with an excellent integrated HPC solution.'