SAS Grid Computing Overview Video

SAS Grid Computing Overview Video


The demand for analytics
is greater than ever. Your IT groups need a modern,
flexible infrastructure that meets peak demands
whatever the user workload, all while scaling
costs appropriately. With SAS Grid Manager you can
out-compete by out computing. SAS Grid Manager lets
you balance workloads. It gives you high availability
and faster processing, all in a flexible,
centrally-managed grid computing environment. Let’s start with the basics
of SAS Grid Technology. Commodity hardware that
is connected by a network to centrally shared data, with
SAS software running across it. As IT moves to a more
dynamic DevOps methodology, you need to have a strong
workload management strategy. When a request comes
into the queue, it’s matched to the
appropriate resource. You can automate the priority
given to your most critical SAS jobs. If all resources are
busy, a lower priority job can be suspended
to free resources to run the high priority job. Once that high
priority job completes, the low priority
job automatically resumes and runs
until it’s finished. With optimized SAS
Grids, you efficiently distribute the processing of SAS
programs across multiple CPUs. As a result, business units
receive better service, and your IT department
now has the flexibility to allocate resources
based on shifting demands. Your business can’t
afford downtime. So SAS Grid Manager provides
built-in high availability that’s always on for your users. If one of your
servers fails and it was running a critical
service, no need to panic. SAS Grid Manager
will automatically restart the service on
another machine in the grid. Or if you have a
long-running production batch job on a server that fails,
it will automatically move to another
server right from its last successful checkpoint. Additionally, IT staff can
perform rolling maintenance and cause no interruption
to business users. And here’s another
important benefit. SAS Grid Manager helps
you maximize performance by taking advantage of all
your available resources. Some larger SAS
jobs can be broken into smaller jobs that
are run in parallel for faster processing. Programmers can
determine which pieces should be run in
parallel so you get faster results from your
existing IT infrastructure. With SAS Grid Manager, no matter
how many users you have you’re making the most of all
the computing resources you have available,
so you’re not only working faster,
but smarter, too. At SAS, we create
all our technology so you can easily build upon
your existing IT investment. By modernizing with
SAS Grid Manager, you achieve workload
management, high availability and increased performance
that meets your organization’s analytical demands
now, and in the future, allowing you to out-compete
by out computing. To learn more about
SAS Grid Manager, please visit www.sas.com/grid.

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