by Angela Guess
Adaptive Computing has announced "two significant awards recently presented to Adaptive customers. Titan, the supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was declared the world’s fastest in the latest semiannualTOP500 list, securing the No. 1 position. In addition, the Beacon system at the University of Tennessee National Institute for Computational Sciences was named No. 1 on the Green500 List. Taking advantage of the new co-processor capabilities by combining GPUs alongside conventional processors, Titan’s Cray XK7 system with 560,640 total cores was clocked at 17.59 Petaflop/s."
The article continues, "Titan is used for a wide variety of scientific applications, including improving our understanding of climate change, developing more efficient fuels and allowing the commercial sector to utilize Titan’s supercomputing environment. ORNL uses Adaptive Computing’s Moab HPC Suite and TORQUE to prioritize jobs, and Moab gives them the flexibility to schedule jobs based on a variety of criteria, including user, project and resource utilization. They also find that Moab’s dynamic backfill capabilities reduce the need for manual job feeding."
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