Platform Computing, the leading cluster and grid systems infrastructure software company, today announced LSF 7.0.1, the latest version of its workload management software. LSF 7.0.1 simplifies the job of LSF administrators by providing tools that enable more informed decision-making, fueling business and application performance by optimizing existing resource infrastructure.
With LSF 7.0.1, enhancements have been made in three key areas: manageability, scheduling, and add-on features. LSF 7.0.1 includes improved IT resource asset inventory management as well as an increased ability to track key performance metrics, allowing the administrator greater visibility into the scheduler operation. Platform Management Console is a new patch installer that enables 7.0.1 to be upgraded or applied as a patch to an existing 7.0 cluster, checking patch dependencies and providing roll back. Scheduling enhancements include a distributed application framework offering a simple and transparent method for running parallel and distributed applications. Absolute priority scheduling allows workload to be ordered and scheduled based on absolute priority rather than a priority relative to the queue of the current job, providing a highly configurable method that combines fairshare with priority escalation.
In addition, add-on features in LSF Desktop Server, LSF License Scheduler and LSF Analytics have been added to further complement LSF. LSF Desktop Server now supports a new high-availability cluster configuration, including integration with Platform EGO for service management. LSF License Scheduler includes an extended Wide Area Network (WAN) license support, facilitating awareness of physical locality and restrictions of licenses and compute resources when selecting the most appropriate application license tokens. LSF Analytics provides end-to-end collection, extraction, correlation, and visualization of large volumes of data from multiple sites worldwide, giving users performance information and a business-oriented view of enterprise-wide resource infrastructure utilization.
"Platform continues to strive for innovation and leadership in providing continual improvements for our customers," said Ashar Baig, Product Marketing Manager, LSF Family of Products, Platform Computing. "With these improvements in manageability, scheduling, and add-on features, LSF continues to lead the industry as the most powerful and intelligent policy-driven application workload manager for distributed computing environments."
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