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January 2014
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eQUEUE: Sign up for our next webinar!

altIf you find that users aren't taking advantage of your cluster resources due to inexperience with Linux or command line instructions, our new software product, eQUEUE, can help.

eQUEUE is a web-based job submission tool that allows novice or casual cluster users to use a simple web form to submit a job. System administrators determine exactly how this form is set up, allowing them to provide as many or as few variables as the end user needs. eQUEUE also provides a visualization component, allowing users to access the 3D modeling capabilities of a cluster's high-end GPU node from their own laptops or workstations.


If you'd like to learn more about how eQUEUE can help you increase your cluster usage and reduce user error, please attend our next free webinar on Tuesday, January 28, at 1 p.m. Central time. Please click the button above to sign up, or visit our registration page.

If you have questions or would prefer a one-on-one demo, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 1-866-802-8222. You can also read more about eQUEUE by visiting our website.

Tech tip of the month: Diagnose hardware issues with Advanced Clustering's Breakin

If you suspect hardware problems, our clusters come with a testing facility that can test one or more nodes. Using Advanced Clustering’s Breakin software can help you look for and diagnose potential hardware issues. This software is a stress-test suite developed in-house since there were no other tools available that provided this level of rigorous testing. Breakin is network-bootable and will stress-test many aspects of your computer system, including, but not limited to, processor cores, memory and disk drives. 

Example of use:
For this example we will use node01 as having a suspected hardware problem. To use Breakin, we need to set node01’s boot option using the act_netboot command:
act_netboot -n node01 —set=breakin 

When we boot or reboot this machine, it will now network boot into the Breakin facility and automatically begin testing the hardware. To revert back to booting the native OS from the disk, we simply issue the following command:
act_netboot -n node01 —set=localboot

More information about Breakin can be found here. If you have questions about Breakin or any of our other diagnostic tools, feel free to contact our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We're Dallas-bound: Come see us in March at the American Chemical Society's next National Meeting

Are you involved in computational chemistry, or would you like to learn more about high performance computing in the sciences? If so, we welcome you to join us at the American Chemistry Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, which will be held March 16-20 in Dallas, TX.


This conference brings together more than 10,000 professionals in the fields of chemistrychemical engineering, academia and technology to discuss issues relevant to network and discuss the latest research.


For additional information about this meeting, please visit the ACS website. If you would like free tickets for access to the exhibitor floor, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we'll be happy to provide them.


We look forward to seeing you there!