May 19, 2008
PROVO, Utah, May 15 -- Cluster Resources Inc., developers of the Moab family of products, today announced the speaker lineup for Moab-Con 2008: Advancing Computing Intelligence, the first annual Moab Conference where industry experts across commercial, academic and government sectors will discuss the latest solutions in HPC and datacenter management.
Dr. Kazi A. Zaman, director of engineering in the Strategic Data Solutions Business unit at Yahoo, will present the keynote address on Wednesday, May 28, kick-starting the general sessions of the conference. Zaman's speech, entitled "Powering Data Pipelines at Yahoo! with Moab and Torque," will cover how using the advanced intelligence capabilities of Moab Workload Manager can dramatically improve efficiency and resource usage for complex data processing workflows.
Later in the week, J.W. (Pat) O'Bryant, consultant at ExxonMobil; Don Maxwell, senior system administrator at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and others will present what's being done now with Moab on some of the largest HPC systems in the world. Other presenters include:
Collectively, these presenters will provide Moab-Con attendees with real-world solutions that can be implemented now.
"From the beginning, the intent of Moab-Con was to create an opportunity for datacenter and HPC admins to network and collaborate with fellow experts in the industry," said Dave Jackson, CTO of Cluster Resources. "We're thrilled to have foremost experts like Kazi Zaman of Yahoo! and Jerry Smith of Sandia National Laboratories share their insights and ideas with our attendees."
Additionally, conference attendees will have the opportunity to interact with session presenters through panel discussions on best practices in data management, cloud computing and nextgeneration workload management. Panels will be held Wednesday through Friday of the conference, and panelists will consist of session presenters and Cluster Resources developers.
"We selected a wide variety of speakers and topics to ensure attendees get the most out of their Moab-Con experience," Jackson said. "There's something for everyone here and conference goers won't be disappointed."
Moab-Con takes place May 27-30, 2008, at the Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Provo, Utah. A full list of session topics and speakers can be found at http://clusterresources.com/moabcon/agenda.php.
About Cluster Resources Inc.
Cluster Resources Inc. is a leading provider of workload and resource management software and services for cluster, grid, datacenter and adaptive computing environments. With more than a decade of industry experience, Cluster Resources delivers software products and services that enable organizations to understand, control, and fully optimize their compute resources and related processes. For more information, visit www.clusterresources.com.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.