Enhancements that improve workload management and accelerate high-performance computing have been made to the Moab HPC Suite, Adaptive Computing has announced. The Moab HPC Suite 7.1 now offers faster processing of parallel and big data jobs, as well as streamlined scheduling and visualisation workload capabilities that the company states will improve the overall productivity of HPC systems.
Version 7.1’s topology-based scheduling plugin capabilities will utilise nodes close to each other to increase processing speed for parallel-processing jobs and reduce latency. Customised node allocation plugins for topologies such as Fat Tree (Clos), 2D Mesh, Hypercube and 3D Torus, as well as for vendor-specific topologies such as Cray, SGI UV and ICE, are also supported. In terms of integration with third-party technology, the Suite’s Torque resource manager can now run externally to the Cray domain and through enhanced ALPS integration, Torque can now auto-detect nodes and GPGPU resources in Cray systems.
Moab also now integrates with NICE products to optimise visualisation workloads for customers. The visualisation workload optimisation solution minimises network usage and management costs by centralising visualisation workstations and will be available as an option for the Enterprise Edition of Moab HPC Suite.
Moab HPC Suite 7.1 is due for release in July 2012.