Gold Allocation Manager
Gold is an open source accounting system developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Scalable Systems Software Project (SSS). It tracks resource usage on High Performance Computers and acts much like a bank, establishing accounts in order to pre-allocate user and project resource usage over specific nodes and timeframe. Gold provides balance and usage feedback to users, managers, and system administrators.
Users of Moab Workload Manager can integrate with Gold to track and charge job resource usage, providing greater control over who is using the cluster or grid resources.
Gold support contracts are available. Please contact Adaptive Computing for support contract details.
- Rations resources to projects and users
- Supports real-time resource charging
- Maintains historical usage records
- Empowers staff and saves time
- Facilitates capacity planning
- Enables grid computing
- Highly customizable and flexible
- Emphasizes scalability, security and maintainability
This is a general release of Gold. It is fully functional for use within a single organization, while some of its grid-related features are still in their infancy. The web GUI included with this release is based on Perl CGI (deprecating the Java JSP GUI). The User's Guide has been expanded to include a chapter on Customizing Gold Objects.