PROVO, Utah--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adaptive Computing, the largest provider of policy-based optimization software for High-Performance Computing (HPC) and private cloud, today announced it will work with Atipa Technologies to manage a new supercomputing environment for the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash.
“With the increased efficiency provided by Moab, users can meet diverse job requirements quicker, drive innovation and discovery faster, and further accelerate their research.”
The new supercomputer system will run computationally intensive climate and biological system simulations, along with other scientific programs, to aid DOE research in environmental science, atmospheric and climate modeling, bioenergy applications, molecular chemistry and materials science, and more. As a national user facility resource, the system will be available to scientists conducting research that aligns with EMSL’s mission to solve the nation’s environmental and energy production challenges.
“This flagship high performance computer will prove invaluable in providing innovative solutions to some of the most important national challenges in energy and environmental sciences,” said Gary Skouson, senior research scientist at EMSL. “Having used Moab for our previous supercomputing system, we look forward to employing it again to solve our workload management decisions.”
Using its Moab HPC Suite, Adaptive Computing will automate the scheduling, management, monitoring and reporting of workloads on a 1,440 compute node supercomputing system built on Supermicro SuperServers® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ accelerators (totaling over 195,000 processors). Each node is capable of delivering processing speeds of 2.3 teraflops.
“Moab provides this environment with workload management software that is efficient, battle-tested and scalable,” said Bart Willems, senior HPC engineer at Atipa Technologies. “This is our first multi-petaflop system containing Intel® Xeon Phi™ accelerators that runs on Moab, and we anticipate it will occupy a top 20 position as one of the world’s fastest supercomputers in the next release of the TOP500 list.”
Moab HPC Suite is Adaptive Computing’s intelligent workload management software, which optimizes scheduling and management across workloads and resources based on policies. Accelerating results delivery and maximizing utilization, Moab HPC Suite simplifies workload management across complex, heterogeneous HPC cluster environments. It leverages multi-dimensional policies to continually schedule and monitor workloads, resources, service-level agreements (SLAs) and priorities to optimize workload output.
“It is exciting that Moab is playing a key role in creating this problem-solving environment for the Department of Energy’s EMSL,” said Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “With the increased efficiency provided by Moab, users can meet diverse job requirements quicker, drive innovation and discovery faster, and further accelerate their research.”
EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, is a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., EMSL offers an open, collaborative environment for scientific discovery to researchers around the world. Its integrated computational and experimental resources enable researchers to realize important scientific insights and create new technologies. Follow EMSL on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. PNNL employs 4,500 staff, has an annual budget of nearly $1 billion, and has been managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Ohio-based Battelle since the laboratory's inception in 1965. For more information, visit the PNNL News Center, or follow PNNL on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Atipa Technologies
Located in America's heartland in Lawrence, Kan., Atipa Technologies is the High Performance Computing division of Microtech Computers and has been building Linux-based HPC clusters for well over a decade. A privately held company, Atipa has developed comprehensive Linux solutions for diverse enterprises, academic research labs and Department of Energy research organizations. Over the years, Atipa has had 14 supercomputers in the TOP500 and four supercomputers in the Green500.
About Adaptive Computing
Adaptive Computing is the largest provider of policy-based optimization software for High-Performance Computing (HPC) and private cloud environments. Adaptive Computing manages the world’s largest private cloud computing environment and many systems on the HPC Top500 list with Moab®, a self-optimizing dynamic cloud management solution and HPC workload management system. Moab’s patented multi-dimensional intelligence engine delivers policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing offers a portfolio of Moab private cloud management and Moab HPC workload management products and services that accelerate, automate and self-optimize IT workloads, resources and services in large, complex heterogeneous computing environments such as HPC, data centers and private cloud. Adaptive’s products act as a brain on top of existing and future diverse infrastructure and middleware to enable it to self-optimize and deliver higher ROI with its:
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