“As a part of this evaluation, we conducted experiments on the DICE program’s geographically dispersed test bed to evaluate the MCOPt software,” said DICE Senior Systems Analyst Rick Beam. “Our goal was to see if it actually resolves the issues associated with multicore processors and increases individual system and overall cluster throughput.”
The DICE team evaluated the eXludus MCOPt tool against eXludus published product specifications. The evaluation included testing of functionality as documented, performance as documented and installation and configuration. To mirror the activities of a typical technical computing/HPC environment, the DICE team included a number of technical applications in this testing with application processing tasks dispatched across a cluster environment via a traditional workload manager.
“The eXludus MCOPt software has shown that it can increase workload throughput by safely allowing more concurrent processing tasks per compute node,” said Al Stutz, Avetec’s Chief Information Officer and co-leader of the DICE program. “MCOPt was easy to install and maintain and works transparently with all existing applications, which are important given the large number of applications that exist today.”
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To access the performance evaluation report on the eXludus MCOPt multicore manager technology, go to www.diceprogram.org.
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