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DDN Powers High Performance Data Storage Fabric at University of Queensland

“The University’s researchers are making landmark discoveries in fields spanning human heritable disease, cancer, agriculture and biofuels manufacture – and they depend on our IT team to provide them with the fastest, most efficient data storage and compute systems to support their data-heavy work,” said Professor David Abramson, University of Queensland Research Computing Center director. “Our IBM, SGI (DMF) and DDN-based data fabric allows us to deliver ultra-fast multi-site data access without requiring any extra intervention from researchers and helps us to ensure our scientists can focus their time on potentially life-saving discoveries.”

Univa Joins up with Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

“Aligning ourselves with an organization like Microsoft further supports our mission of enabling companies to manage their application workloads whether on-premise or in a hybrid or cloud context like Microsoft Azure,” said Gary Tyreman, CEO, Univa. “Univa is working hard to bridge the gap from traditional IT environments to the new hybrid world by helping enterprises reduce complexity and run workloads more efficiently in the cloud.”

SuperComputing Camp Returns to Colombia

Applications are now open for the annual SuperComputing Camp in Colombia. The five-day camp takes place Oct. 16-21 at CIBioFI at Universidad del Valle in Santiago de Cali.

Video: User Managed Virtual Clusters in Comet

Rick Wagner from SDSC presented this talk at the the 4th Annual MVAPICH User Group. “At SDSC, we have created a novel framework and infrastructure by providing virtual HPC clusters to projects using the NSF sponsored Comet supercomputer. Managing virtual clusters on Comet is similar to managing a bare-metal cluster in terms of processes and tools that are employed. This is beneficial because such processes and tools are familiar to cluster administrators.”

ALA Services Acquires Adaptive Computing

Today ALA Services announced it has acquired Adaptive Computing of Provo, Utah. “Adaptive Computing is adding proven growth expertise and infrastructure through this acquisition by ALA Services,” said Marty Smuin, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Arthur L. Allen brings deep insights and a proven process he has used to drive success. We look forward to accelerating our business and improving value to our customers by combining ALA’s expertise with Adaptive Computing’s leading technology and great position within the market.”

Mellanox Ethernet Solutions Power Germany’s Most Advanced Cloud Datacenter

Today Mellanox announced that SysEleven in Germany used the company’s 25/50/100GbE Open Ethernet solutions to build a new SSD-based, fully-automated cloud datacenter. “We chose the Mellanox suite of products because it allows us to fully automate our state-of-the-art Cloud data center,” said Harald Wagener, CTO, SysEleven. “Mellanox solutions are highly scalable and cost effective, allowing us to leverage the Company’s best-in-class Ethernet technology that features the industry’s best bandwidth with the flexibility of the OpenStack open architecture.”

Indiana University to Launch Three New HPC Systems

Indiana University plans to unveil three new HPC resources at a launch event on Sept 1: Jetstream, Big Red II+, and Diet. “With these new systems, IU continues to provide our researchers the leading-edge computational tools needed for the scale of today’s research problems,” said Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for IT and CIO. “Each of these systems is quite distinct in its purpose to meet the needs of our researchers and students.”

Video: Exploring I/O Challenges at Exascale

“Clear trends in the past and current petascale systems (i.e., Jaguar and Titan) and the new generation of systems that will transition us toward exascale (i.e., Aurora and Summit) outline how concurrency and peak performance are growing dramatically, however, I/O bandwidth remains stagnant. In this talk, we explore challenges when dealing with I/O-ignorant high performance computing systems and opportunities for integrating I/O awareness in these systems.”

NSF Awards $110 Million for XSEDE 2.0

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue and expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

Avere Systems Teams with Cycle Computing for High Performance Multi-cloud Orchestration

Today Avere Systems and Cycle Computing announced a technology integration that enables hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) in popular public cloud computing environments. By integrating the Avere vFXT Edge filer cloud bursting technology with Cycle Computing’s CycleCloud offering, users are now able to launch an Avere tiered file system on demand linked directly with the CycleCloud managed scalable compute nodes through cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.