Altair Mistral™

Live System Telemetry and I/O Monitoring

What is Mistral?

Mistral is the leading application monitoring tool for HPC and scientific computing. It’s lightweight enough to run in production but flexible enough to ensure that you get the most from on-premises HPC and have the information to manage your hybrid cloud. It monitors I/O, CPU, and memory, quickly locating rogue jobs and storage bottlenecks and keeping track of what’s running on clusters day-to-day.

As distributed systems and compute clusters become more complex, the need for monitoring is increasingly important. To be able to run the compute efficiently and to forecast and design for the future, it’s important to have visibility into what is being run today.

By allowing you to control information gathered, Mistral ensures that you know about the important events without being overwhelmed by too much data. Mistral is a storage-agnostic solution for monitoring I/O bandwidth, metadata, I/O performance, CPU, and memory.

Why Mistral?

Detailed Per-job Metrics

Mistral measures CPU, memory, and I/O, collecting per-job, per-user, and per-host metrics, broken down by job and by file system.

Lightweight Design

Run in production or on large text suites to find bad I/O before it becomes a problem.

Business Intelligence

Mistral delivers on operational telemetry and business intelligence to ensure that your infrastructure is running efficiently and that you can plan for tomorrow.

Key Features

Per-job Metrics

Mistral logs data for each job and each mount point so you can easily view information per job, per user, or per group to locate problem applications quickly and understand how each team is using the storage.

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Storage Protection

Detect rogue jobs and bad I/O patterns such as excess meta data, random I/O, and small reads and writes to find and eliminate problem applications quickly.

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Insight Into Storage Requirements

Track immediate application I/O needs and long-term trends for purchasing and planning.

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Storage- and Scheduler-agnostic

Mistral integrates with the orchestration framework and delivers storage-agnostic metrics for each job or workflow.

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Optimize On-premises Workloads for Hybrid Cloud

Mistral delivers the knowledge and telemetry needed to get the most from on-premises investments and exploit hybrid clouds for agility.

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Control Costs in the Cloud with Cross-platform Insight

Mistral forms a common language across different compute platforms to ensure that applications are run in the right place using the right resources.

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