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Agave Platform Provides Science as a Service


Work began recently on the Agave Platform, an open ‘Science-as-a-Service’ (ScaaS) cloud platform for reproducible science. Funded by a $4 Million NSF grant, the Agave Platform will leverage the success of what originated in 2011 as a set of hosted, web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) for plant biologists under the NSF iPlant project.

Why HPC in a Cloud Environment

HPC Cloud

A recent IDC survey indicated that about 25 percent of sites that ran HPC workloads are using some sort of cloud computing, and that just over 30 percent of the HPC workloads were being performed at cloud sites. There are a number of reasons to consider HPC in the cloud. Here are 5 good ones.

Mellanox Powers World’s First 100G End-to-End Cloud at Monash University


Today Mellanox announced that Monash University in Australia has selected the company’s CloudX platform based on Mellanox’s Spectrum SN2700 Open Ethernet™ switches, ConnectX-4 NICs and Mellanox’s LinkX cables to provide the network for the world’s first 100Gb/s end-to-end OpenStack cloud.

Leo Reiter from Nimbix on the Keys to HPC Startup Innovation

Leo Reiter, CTO of Nimbix

Nimbix CTO Leo Reiter will present a featured Founder Story at the StartupHPC Summit, Monday Nov 16 at the Capital Factory in Austin. We sat down with him to get his perspectives on the challenges, risks, and rewards of startups in HPC.

Cloud Computing Models for HPC

HPC Cloud

This article describes the challenges that users face and the solutions available to make running cloud based HPC applications a reality. You’ll learn about different cloud computing models, potential economic savings and factors to consider when comparing an on-site data center with a cloud-based provider.

Stanford Accelerates Solar Car with Sabalcore HPC Cloud


The Stanford Solar Car Project is using the Sabalcore HPC Cloud to significantly improve aerodynamics for their entry in the 2015 World Solar Challenge. “The car’s asymmetrical body, or catamaran design, as it’s called, required detailed simulation to understand and refine. After initial simulations comparing symmetrical and asymmetrical cars in general, the team embarked on a CFD iteration and refinement process that took over five months and utilized over 100,000 core-hours using Sabalcore’s HPC Cloud.”

Advania in Iceland Tests HPC Cloud Bursting with Docker using the Ubercloud


An Iceland-based “HPC in the Cloud” company called Advania has published an interesting case study with The Ubercloud, and online community and marketplace where engineers, scientists, and their service providers discover, try, and buy Computing Power and Software as a Service, from Cloud Resource and Software Providers around the world.

insideHPC Guide to Cloud Computing for HPC


Cloud computing is changing the way that IT organizations operate and innovate. While moving enterprise type applications to a cloud service provider is progressing, technical computing has been lagging in this transformation. This is changing, as the technology that once sat in a protected data center is now available in the cloud.

Heterogeneous On-Demand Storage for HPC Workflows in the Cloud


Leo Reiter from Nimbix presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Unlike conventional commodity cloud platforms, JARVICE and the Nimbix Cloud are purpose built to run any processing job at speed and scale. It means that as your problems get more complex, JARVICE simply expands to handle them.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Dell’s Acquisition of EMC


In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks Dell’s pending acquisition of EMC. “Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, will acquire EMC Corporation, while maintaining VMware as a publicly-traded company.”