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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.

X-ISS Launches CloudHPC Service


Today X-ISS rolled out CloudHPC, a consulting service created to guide organizations through the complex process of moving their HPC systems into the cloud environment.

Podcast: Preemptible VMs Lower Cost of Cancer Research at Broad Insitutue

Jason Stowe, CEO, Cycle Computing

In this podcast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the Broad Institute is mapping cancer genes with CycleCloud. According to Stowe, Cycle Computing recently ran a 50,000+ core workload for the B​road Institute with low-cost Preemptible VMs on the Google Compute Engine, performing three decades of cancer research computations in a single afternoon.

Microsoft Boosts Azure with GS-Series VMs for Compute-intensive Workloads

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Today Microsoft announced their GS-Series of premium VMs for Compute-intensive workloads. “Powered by the Intel Xeon E5 v3 family processors, the GS-series can have up to 64TB of storage, provide 80,000 IOPs (storage I/Os per second) and deliver 2,000 MB/s of storage throughput. The GS-series offers the highest disk throughput, by more than double, of any VM offered by another hyperscale public cloud provider.”

ISC 2016 Issues Call for Papers


The ISC High Performance conference has issued its Call for Papers. As Europe’s most renowned forum for high performance computing, ISC 2016 will take place June 20-22, 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Rescale Launches Cloud HPC Platform in Europe


Today Rescale announced availability of its Europe region simulation and HPC platforms. As an HPC cloud provider, Rescale offers a software platform and hardware infrastructure for companies to perform scientific and engineering simulations.

Dell Posts Agenda for La Jolla Genomics Data Workshop


Dell has posted the Agenda for their upcoming Genomics Data Workshop. Entitled “Enabling discovery and product innovation with Dell HPC and Big Data Solutions,” the event will take place Sept. 15 in La Jolla, CA.

Video: Intel Announces Collaborative Cancer Cloud


In this video from IDF 2015, Intel and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) announce the Collaborative Cancer Cloud, a precision medicine analytics platform that allows hospitals and research institutions to securely share patient genomic, imaging, and clinical data for potentially lifesaving discoveries.

UberCloud Publishes 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies


The UberCloud has published their 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies. Like its predecessors in 2013 and 2014, this year’s edition draws from a select group of projects undertaken as part of the UberCloud Experiment. “Our efforts are paying off. Based on the experience gained over the past several years, we have now increased the success rate of the individual experiments to almost 100%, as compared to 40% in 2013 and 60% in 2014.”

Video: Docker for HPC in a Nutshell


“As the newest flavor of Linux Containers, Docker gained a lot of momentum in the last 12 months. With a very convenient and open API-driven architecture Docker is able to help decrease the complexity of operations and increase the productivity of computation.”