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IBM Storage With OpenStack

IBM Cloud Service

While there is much discussion and products in the market regarding cloud computing and the ability to spin up a virtual machines quickly and efficiently, the fact remains that without planning for cloud based storage, the data will get lost. Simply put, without storage, there is no data.

Video: Leveraging Containers in Elastic Environments


In this video from the Disruptive Technologies session at the 2015 HPC User Forum, Nick Ihli from Adaptive Computing presents: Leveraging Containers in Elastic Environments.

IBM Cloud Services vs Amazon EC2


High Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud has become a hot topic with new offerings targeted at this market. The demands of technical computing professional to use the cloud for HPC workloads are different than that of a general enterprise software requirement. Performance is key, which requires a different infrastructure at the cloud providers premises.

Video: Dell’s New HPC Vision, Strategy, and Plans

Jim Ganthier, Dell

Jim Ganthier from Dell presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Dell HPC solutions are deployed across the globe as the computational foundation for industrial, academic and governmental research critical to scientific advancement and economic and global competitiveness. With the richness of the Dell enterprise portfolio, HPC customers are increasingly relying on Dell HPC experts to provide integrated, turnkey solutions and services resulting in enhanced performance, reliability and simplicity.”

Video: HPC Tools to Discover New Drugs

Ignasi Belda, Intelligent Pharma

“Intelligent Pharma is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing, commercializing and using new computational technologies for drug discovery. According to our clients’ needs, we carry out customized computational chemistry projects using cutting-edge technologies.”

Boosting Wind Power with Cloud Computing


Cloud computing is another tool that is helping the wind power sector up its game. “We are seeing movement from most engineering companies to cloud computing as the economics are better and the security of the cloud has improved. Additionally, massive amounts of resources are available cheaply and bandwidth has increased to match the needs of the wind power simulation space.”

HPC4Health Selects Mellanox InfiniBand for Cancer and Genomics Research


Today Mellanox announced that the HPC4Health Consortium, led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, has selected its InfiniBand networking solutions to improve patient care and help researchers to optimize treatment with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for cancer. The end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand networking solution was adopted as the foundation of the center’s cancer and genomics program, to accelerate the sharing, processing and analysis of data generated from radiology imaging, medical imaging analysis, protein folding, x-ray diffraction in order to improve patient care and expedite cancer research.

IBM Power Systems Speed Online’s Bare Metal Cloud Environment


Today IBM announced that Online, a leading managed service provider in France, has selected IBM Power Systems to extend its service capabilities for customers who want to increase the performance of their bare metal servers in the cloud.

Univa Grid Engine Adds Docker Support


Today Univa announced the Univa Grid Engine Container Edition, which fully incorporates Docker containers into the Univa Grid Engine resource manager. The Container Edition features the unique ability to run containers at scale and blend containers with other workloads and supports heterogeneous applications and technology environments.

ISC Cloud & Big Data: From Banking to Personalized Medicine


In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World looks at some issues of life and death that will be discussed at the upcoming ISC Cloud and Big Data conference in Frankfurt.