In this video from SC13, Mitchell Auster from Ciena describes the company’s collaboration with Research & Education institutions CANARIE, Internet2, and StarLight to build an SDN Testbed meant to spur SDN innovation efforts for the entire industry.
“The next few years will present a unique opportunity for the supercomputer vendors and developers to adopt new cloud tech and for the cloud-based Big Data analytics vendors and developers to adopt high performance computing (HPC) techniques. Both sets of folks understand that this is a really big deal. The dialog was amazing.”
In this video from SC13, Einer Rustad from Numascale describes how the company’s innovative products enable you to build scalable shared memory systems from standard servers. The company recently announced the successful validation of the large shared memory NumaConnect cluster at University of Oslo in Norway, which was installed under a prototype PRACE study assessing emerging new technologies for European HPC.
New innovations from Adaptive Computing include: Moab Task Manager, a localized decision-making tool within Moab’s HPC Suite that enables high-speed throughput on short computing jobs. Adaptive has also announced a partnership with Intel to integrate Moab/TORQUE workload management software with the Intel HPC Distribution for Apache Hadoop software, which combines the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop software with the Intel Enterprise Edition of Lustre software.
In this video from SC13, Jeff Tabor from Avere Systems describes the company’s optimized NAS storage solutions including the new Cloud NAS. “Avere has always been on the forefront of pushing the boundaries of file storage performance and efficiency. Avere Cloud NAS is a natural evolution of the product, advancing the adoption of cloud storage for serious business use cases.”
HPC clusters have become a cornerstone for many scientific fields including some we’d never expected, such as biology. Virtualization is essential to a vast new era of systems and has (with some hype) given birth to ‘The Cloud’. The two are not necessarily incompatible and work is being done to bring benefits that enterprise users of virtualization enjoy to the HPC arena. This panel will challenge old notions, update you on current activities and provoke a debate about what’s needed for the future.