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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.

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.