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TACC Puts Chameleon Cloud Testbed into Production

Kate Keahey, Chameleon primary investigator, computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, and CI Senior Fellow

Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) announced that its new Chameleon testbed is in full production for researchers across the country. Designed to help investigate and develop the promising future of cloud-based science, the NSF-funded Chameleon is a configurable, large-scale environment for testing and demonstrate new concepts.

Slidecast: IBM High Performance Services for Technical Computing in the Cloud

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In this slidecast, Chris Porter and Jeff Kamiol from IBM describe how IBM High Performance Services deliver versatile, application-ready clusters in the cloud for organizations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity for high performance application workloads.

ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference Announces Workshops

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Today the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference announced that their pre-conference program will center around eight engaging workshops. The event takes place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.

BlueBEAR HPC Service Supports Proton Therapy Research

Dr Tony Price tests a CMOS Censor for the Range Telescope.

Researchers at the University of Lincoln in the U.K. are using the BlueBEAR HPC service to simulate the use of protons for CT imaging. Generally reliant on X-rays to image the body’s composition and healthy tissue location before treatment, doctors are looking to the the project to build a device capable of delivering protons in a clinical setting.

Fujitsu Launches HPC Gateway Web Software

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Today Fujitsu announced plans to make HPC more accessible to a wider customer base with the FUJITSU Software HPC Gateway. The company said it wants to simplify High Performance Computing with this new approach to web-enabling access to HPC clusters and servers.

Cycle Computing Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Today Cycle Computing announced its participation in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Through its membership, Cycle Computing will enable enterprise users with big compute problems to fully leverage the advantages of cloud by running their workloads on cloud native software. Finance, research and manufacturing organizations are increasingly moving their high performance and high throughput workloads to the cloud; Cycle and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation will bridge the gap from internal infrastructure to cloud to ease and accelerate their transition.

Transtec Powers Remote Visualization at ISC 2015

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In this video from ISC 2015, Oliver Tennert from Transtec describes how the company’s Remote Visualization solutions are empowering customers with flexibility for their computing workloads. “We have a lot of customers from the scientific as well as financial or telecommunications areas, where analyzing huge amounts of data in the shortest period of time possible is a critical factor of success.”

Univa Joins CNCF Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Today Univa joins Google, IBM, and other world-class companies founding members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The new CNCF organization will accelerate the development of cloud native applications and services by advancing a technology stack for data center containerization and microservices.

Altair Announces HPC Cloud Challenge

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Today Altair announced a new High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel technologies to demonstrate the benefits of leveraging the cloud for large-scale design exploration in the area of computer-aided engineering (CAE).

NICE Releases EnginFrame 2015

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Today Nice Software in Italy announced the release of EnginFrame 2015, the most powerful and easy-to-use web-based front end for accessing technical and scientific applications in the cloud.