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Adaptive Computing to Work with Cray to Manage Computing Workloads for the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN)



  Adaptive Computing to Work with Cray to Manage Computing Workloads for the
  North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN)

  * Adaptive Computing’s Moab HPC Suite to Benefit HLRN Sites in Berlin and
    Hannover
  * Moab, Adaptive Computing’s Patented Workload Management Technology,
    Optimizes HPC Environments

Business Wire

PROVO, Utah -- January 15, 2013

Adaptive Computing, the largest provider of High-Performance Computing (HPC)
workload management and private cloud management software, today announced
that it will work with Cray Inc. to manage computing workloads for the
North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN). Using its Moab HPC Suite,
Adaptive Computing is managing HLRN’s computing workload on a distributed Cray
XC30 supercomputing system of more than 6,500 network sockets, with nearly
1,000 more sockets expected to be added.

“We have been a long-time customer of Adaptive Computing because they allow us
to fully meet our research objectives,” said Wolfgang W. Baumann, support
coordinator of HLRN. “An additional benefit Moab offers is green
functionality, which we will be implementing to help protect the environment
through efficient usage. From flexibility of system administration to a strong
policy engine, Moab’s key usability factors make it the best software to power
our new system.”

Two HLRN sites – the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and the High Performance
Computing Center (RRZN) at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany – are
leveraging Adaptive Computing’s technology to support their advanced
scientific research in a variety of fields, including bio-informatics,
chemistry, climate and ocean modeling, engineering, environmental research,
fluid dynamics and physics.

“Joining forces with Adaptive Computing will allow us to run Cray XC30 at two
HLRN locations in an extremely efficient and balanced way,” said Peg Williams,
Cray’s senior vice president of high performance computing systems. “By
leveraging the Moab intelligence engine with our innovative supercomputing
system, our combined offering provides organizations with an excellent
integrated HPC solution.”

The HPC suite is powered by Moab, 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, the Moab HPC Suite simplifies workload management
across complex, heterogeneous cluster HPC environments. It leverages the
multidimensional policies in Moab to continually schedule and monitor
workloads, resources, SLAs and priorities to optimize workload output.

“We look forward to continuing our rewarding relationship with HLRN on their
new system, one of the largest Cray deployments in Europe,” said Rob Clyde,
CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Working with Cray not only bolsters our
international presence, but is further evidence of the worldwide demand for
our products.”

About HLRN

The North-German Supercomputing Alliance (Norddeutscher Verbund für Hoch- und
Höchstleistungsrechnen - HLRN) is a joint project of the seven North-German
states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Niedersachsen, and Schleswig-Holstein, and was established in 2001. The HLRN
alliance jointly operates a distributed supercomputer system hosted at Zuse
Institute Berlin (ZIB) and at Regionales Rechenzentrum für Niedersachen (RRZN)
at Leibniz University Hannover.

About Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing is the largest provider of High-Performance Computing (HPC)
workload management software and manages the world’s largest cloud computing
environment with Moab, a self-optimizing dynamic cloud management solution and
HPC workload management system. Moab®, a patented multidimensional
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 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 cloud. Our 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 to the business with its:

Moab Cloud Suite for self-optimizing cloud management

Moab HPC Suite for self-optimizing HPC workload management

For more information, call (801) 717-3700 or visit www.adaptivecomputing.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: If you would like additional information on Adaptive
Computing and its products, please visit the Adaptive Computing Newsroom at
http://www.adaptivecomputing.com/category/news/. All prices noted are in U.S.
dollars and are valid only in the United States.

Contact:

Adaptive Computing
Jill King, 801-717-3720
jking@adaptivecomputing.com
or
Method Communications
Joshua Heath, 801-461-9794
joshua@methodcommunications.com
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