Cray to Resell Moab Cluster Suite from Cluster Resources

Posted by ClusterResource on Feb 4, 2008 3:03 PM EDT
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Cluster Resources, a leading provider of HPC resource management and scheduling software, today announced an agreement that will establish Cray Inc. as an official reseller of the Moab® cluster, grid, data center and adaptive computing products.

PROVO, Utah–February 4, 2008–Cluster Resources, a leading provider of HPC resource management and scheduling software, today announced an agreement that will establish Cray Inc. as an official reseller of the Moab® cluster, grid, data center and adaptive computing products.

“We are pleased to partner with Cluster Resources to offer the Moab Cluster Suite because it compliments our current offerings and adds additional value for Cray customers in managing their workload environment,” said Jan Silverman, senior vice president of business development and strategy for Cray. “Moab Cluster Suite enhances Cray’s goal of delivering superior performance and system efficiency.”

“Moab’s optimization capabilities help deliver on performance goals and do so in a way that delivers more cycles to the organizations and projects that need it most,” said Michael Jackson, president of Cluster Resources. “Recently, it is was very rewarding to watch yet another delighted customer log in to their system and point out with a smile that they were regularly attaining 97.5 to 99.5 percent utilization with Moab.”

Moab Cluster Suite® is a policy-based intelligence engine that integrates scheduling, managing, monitoring and reporting of cluster workloads. It integrates with a resource manager (e.g. TORQUE, PBS Professional, LSF, etc.) to generate maximum job throughput and to guarantee service levels are met. Currently Moab optimizes a number of the largest Cray supercomputers, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s more than 23,000 CPU core system, as well as an approximately 26,000 CPU core system and a nearly 20,000 CPU core system at other leading labs. Moab yields higher performance because it is optimized to handle multiple layers of Cray XT systems’ unique environment, rather than just one.

The TORQUE Resource Manager provided with the Moab Cluster Suite provides control over batch jobs and distributed compute nodes. It is an open-source, community effort based on the original PBS* project, with significant advances in the areas of scalability, fault tolerance and feature extensions.

Moab integrates Cray’s monitoring and management toolset with its scheduling and reservation engine for a holistically optimized solution. Cray customers therefore receive tangible benefits such as the ability to immediately respond to various failures, run multiple jobs on a single node, create node sets and node attributes and apply jobs and reservations to these node sets/attributes or to a specified node list.

“Moab can add this same value to other resource managers, such as PBS Professional, LSF, SLURM, etc.,” said Michael Jackson, president of Cluster Resources. “This lets customers get the greatest job throughput and ROI out of their system, while reducing the total cost of ownership due to improved management.”

Moab can also unify management between heterogeneous cluster environments, such as consolidating queuing and administration, to let sites tightly integrate new Cray acquisitions with legacy hardware.

Current and prospective Cray customers are invited to contact their Cray representative or Cluster Resources directly at or by calling +1-801-717-3724, for more information.

About Cray Inc.
As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced supercomputers and world-class services and support to government, industry and academia. Cray technology enables scientists and engineers to achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of their most demanding applications. Cray’s Adaptive Supercomputing vision will result in innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to surpass today’s limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to for more information.

About Cluster Resources Inc.
Cluster Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of workload and resource management software and services for cluster, grid, data center 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 or call +1 (801) 717-3700 (for the Americas and Asia Pacific), +44 (1223) 437134 (for Europe, Middle East and Africa) or email

Moab and Moab Cluster Suite are registered trademarks of Cluster Resources, Inc. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Statements concerning Cluster Resources' future development plans and schedules are made for planning purposes only, and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Inc.

* This product includes software developed by NASA Ames Research Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Veridian Information Solutions, Inc. Visit for OpenPBS software support, products, and information. TORQUE is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with Altair Grid Solutions, Inc.


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