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The Moab Adaptive HPC Suite uses Moab Cluster Suite® to dynamically change a node’s OS to meet workload needs. As a meta-scheduler, Moab optimally determines when the OS mix should be modified based on defined policies and service level agreements as well as current and projected workload. When the specified conditions are met, Moab triggers the OS change using a site’s preferred OS-modification technology, such as dual boot or provisioning.
The Moab Adaptive HPC Suite can be applied to both new and existing clusters to help yield maximum hardware utilization and ROI. The hybrid cluster model also consolidates administration and centralizes job submission across both platforms. Administrators can easily manage the policies and workload for both OS environments—Linux and Windows—from Moab’s unified console. Moab can also make the dual-OS nature of the cluster transparent to end-users by applying application and workload information that ensures jobs run on the correct OS without the user needing to specify it. Moab can manipulate, grow, and shrink allocated resources to meet service level targets.