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Video: Data Centric Computing for File and Object Storage from IBM

Doug O'Flaherty, IBM

“We’ve had a great time here in Austin talking about data centric computing– the ability to use IBM Spectrum Scale and Platform LSF to do Cognitive Computing. Customers, partners, and the world have been talking about how we can really bring together file, object, and even business analytics workloads together in amazing ways. It’s been fun.”

Tundra Servers come to Penguin on Demand


This week at SC15, Penguin Computing announced availability of its OCP-compliant Tundra platform on the company’s Penguin Computing on Demand (POD) public HPC cloud service. “POD customers will realize an immediate benefit of more capacity, as Tundra allows us to scale POD faster and more cost effectively,” said Tom Coull, President and CEO, Penguin Computing. “The rapid, modular scaling enabled by Tundra will result in increased capacity and greater performance.”

NUMECA CFD Moves to the Cloud with UberCloud Containers


Today NUMECA announced that its complete suite of CFD software powered by UberCloud application software containers are now available as a service in any cloud.

Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications is one of the next big challenges we have to solve,” said Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International, and world-renowned expert on Computational Fluid Dynamics. “But when we came across UberCloud’s new application container technology and containerized all our CFD software packages we were surprised about the ease of use and access to any computing system on demand.”

TACC to Provide Onramp for Project Catapult Reconfigurable Fabric Platform

Catapult board with Altera FPGA

Today TACC announced it will enable users to take advantage of the capabilities of Microsoft’s Project Catapult reconfigurable fabric platform. Project Catapult is expected to improve the speed and efficiency of science and engineering calculations using conventional cluster nodes augmented with field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs.

Industries that Use Cloud Computing for HPC Applications

Figure 1 shows a loosely coupled system where there is no need for node-to-node communication at high speed.

Various industries have adopted or are in the planning and evaluation phase for using the cloud for HPC applications. Within the realm of technical computing, certain workloads are suited to a cloud-based HPC environment. Workloads could be considered either loosely coupled or tightly coupled. In each of the industries discussed in this article, multiple jobs submitted with different input parameters would be loosely coupled and not require a low-latency, high-speed interconnect, while a job that requires the use of multiple systems working in concert would be tightly coupled and need InfiniBand (IB).

Dell Equips PowerEdge Servers with Bright Cluster Manager for HPC Environments


Today Bright Computing announced that the latest version of its Bright Cluster Manager software is now integrated with Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge server portfolio. The integration enables systems administrators to easily deploy and configure Dell infrastructure using Bright Cluster Manager.

NICE to Demo Technical Computing Apps in the Cloud at SC15


Today Italy’s NICE Software announced plans to demonstrate their latest remote visualization technologies at SC15 in Austin. Enhanced products include new release of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), improvements for ParaView users developed in collaboration with Kitware on NVIDIA GPUs, and the latest release of SGI VizServer powered by NICE software.

Podcast: Dell Panels on NSCI and the Convergence of Big Data Coming to SC15


In this podcast, Stephen Sofhauser from Dell describes what’s coming up at the company’s exhibit at SC15 in Austin. With a 50×50 exhibit and two booth theaters, Dell will showcase how customers are using their technology to solve their toughest computational problems. “Our own Rich Brueckner from insideHPC will host a pair of panel discussions in the Dell booth #1009 on Wednesday, Nov. 18.”

Nimbix Speeds Cloud HPC with New JARVICE Platform


Today Nimbix announced the release of its JARVICE 2.0 cloud platform. As Nimbix’s Platform-as-a-Service for big data and HPC applications, JARVICE simplifies compute-intensive engineering/simulation, rendering and analytics by reducing complex configuration and tedious data movement.

CycleCloud V5 Enables Single Dashboard for Major Cloud Service Providers

Today Cycle Computing unveiled the latest version of its flagship product CycleCloud v5. This version contains a number of enhancements including a single dashboard for quickly and securely accessing and managing workloads on each of the world’s leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs): AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.