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University of Warwick

University of Warwick

The University of Warwick chose to rely upon Moab Cloud for the HPC Suite from Adaptive Computing as they expanded their HPC capabilities. Upgrading their hardware was the most ambitious, complex HPC deployment they had attempted, and the project managers knew that they needed a job management system that could handle the increased workload. As they examined the workload management providers, Adaptive stood out with its robust Moab Cloud offering.

In the past, the university had primarily worked with interior departments. To meet service level agreements and give each customer the share of the system that they contracted for, Moab Cloud allowed them to work with different sets of policies to balance the mixed workload. Moab Cloud’s fair share capabilities adjust the resources that each job is allocated, based on the user’s department and their budget. 

Moab Cloud provided the university with the ability to organize not only traditional nodes, but its GPUs as well; further reducing the time spent manually managing jobs. It also gave them important job information, such as projecting when each job was expected to start, which further enhanced the level of service they provide to their customers.

“It was extremely important for us to maintain our level of customer service while we expanded our abilities,” noted Matt Ismail, HPC manager, University of Warwick. “With Moab, we can ensure fairness among our customers and make adjustments, dedicating more resources to jobs as necessary. It’s helped us become much more productive.”

With Moab in place to manage their scheduling needs, the University of Warwick has been able to accomplish more with their system than they had been able to previously. Seeing the success of the initiative, the university plans to expand its operations and open HPC services to more businesses in the community.

For more information about the University of Warwick, see the University of Warwick website.

About Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing manages some of the world’s largest computing installations. Our leadership in IT decision engine software has been recognized with over 45 patents and more than over a decade of user experience battle-tested performance, resulting in a solid Fortune 500 and Top500 supercomputing customer base.

Adaptive Computing’s mission is to bring higher levels of decision, control, and self-optimization to the challenges of deploying and managing large and complex IT environments, enabling them to accelerate business performance at a reduced cost.

For more information or to request a NODUS POC, contact Sue DeGram, Director of Marketing at Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc. sdegram@adaptivecomputing.com