X-ISS Releases New DecisionHPC Analytics Software for HPC and Big Data Clusters

April 29, 2014

HOUSTON, Tex., April 29 — eXcellence in IS Solutions Inc. (X-ISS), a provider of High Performance Computing and Big Data solutions, today released Version 14.1 of its DecisionHPC business analytics software for complete HPC cluster management. Upgrades include more comprehensive cluster Scheduler Reports and an innovative Attribute Heat Map visualization capability.

Introduced by X-ISS in 2013, DecisionHPC is a platform-neutral SaaS solution which gives insight into the value HPC is providing to the business in a “Single Pane of Glass.” In addition to monitoring technical performance of clusters, schedulers and other resources, DecisionHPC adds intelligent business analytics related to projects, users and applications.

“Today more than ever, HPC Directors and technical staff need to make real-time business decisions based on data. DecisionHPC provides that additional insight with business analytics you can’t get anywhere else,” said Deepak Khosla, X-ISS President. “This solution enables HPC operations teams to understand how cluster performance is impacting the bottom line of the organization.”

A core capability of DecisionHPC is its ability to synthesize data from disparate hardware and software sources – including monitoring tools, resource managers, license managers and schedulers. With this in mind, X-ISS has added SGE/UGE scheduler integration and made overall improvements to scheduler reporting functionality. Version 14.1 offers a global view of queue usage and resource status as well as reporting capabilities that show how the configuration of cluster components varies across large geographically dispersed heterogeneous cluster environments.

“This previously unavailable information gives management new data on how well jobs are running on the cluster to ensure that projects have been matched with the right resource and pinpoints where productivity can be improved,” said Khosla.

This intuitive dashboard visualizes information relating to every aspect of system operations from the macro to the micro level. Color-coded Heat Maps have been expanded in the new release to represent both technical metrics as well as business attributes relating to configurations, users, projects and applications.

The Heat Map views show a graphical representation of cluster data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors showing which users, projects and applications are processing and where they are running on the system. A homogeneous map means everything is functioning normally, but a variance on a single node is immediately recognizable by shows up in a different color allowing technical or managerial staff to take immediate action.

Leveraging more than 15 years of experience in advanced computing, X-ISS developed DecisionHPC to enable HPC cluster operations teams to increase the profitability of their systems by identifying inefficiencies and reducing problems before they become critical. DecisionHPC enables management to understand how system capacity is being used by specific users and applications. In addition, business analytics assist organizations in modeling how new applications will impact cluster performance, thus providing insight to make well informed decisions on HPC capacity planning and expansion.

DecisionHPC has been embraced by clients in the oil & gas and manufacturing sectors along with other organizations operating large HPC/Big Data clusters across multiple locations.

For previews of DecisionHPC Version 14.1, please visit http://www.x-iss.com/decisionhpc/.

About X-ISS Inc.

X-ISS has been providing cross-platform management and analytics solutions for the High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data industry for over 10 years. With a reputation forthe highest levels ofquality and customer satisfaction, X-ISS has been helping customers make effective use of their HPC and Big Data investments through software and services that cater to their specific needs. The solutions include a full-service remote cluster management service called ManagedHPC that removes the worry from customers about managing their cluster environment effectively. Additionally, X-ISS provides DecisionHPC, a smart business analytics SaaS product that allows customers to keep their clusters operating at maximum efficiency.

Source: X-ISS Inc.

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