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Achieving Near-Native GPU Performance in the Cloud

John Paul Walters

“In this session we describe how GPUs can be used within virtual environments with near-native performance. We begin by showing GPU performance across four hypervisors: VMWare ESXi, KVM, Xen, and LXC. After showing that performance characteristics of each platform, we extend the results to the multi-node case with nodes interconnected by QDR InfiniBand. We demonstrate multi-node GPU performance using GPUDirect-enabled MPI, achieving efficiencies of 97-99% of a non-virtualized system.”

Fastway Engineering Store Joins UberCloud Marketplace

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The Fastway Store on the UberCloud Marketplace is designed to provide exclusive training classes specifically designed to teach participants how to use the latest Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software on the cloud for Designers and Design Engineers. “Never before has a more complete curriculum been created to bring newcomers into the world of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and High Performance Computing.” says Fastway Engineering’s managing director, Jim Shaw.

New ANSYS Enterprise Cloud Scales Simulation

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Today ANSYS announced that the company is making its flagship engineering simulation software available on the cloud via Amazon Web Services. The new ANSYS Enterprise Cloud running on AWS enables customers to scale their simulation capacity – including infrastructure and software assets – on demand, in response to changing business requirements, optimizing efficiency and cost while responding to the growing demand for wider use of the technology.

Video: Docker, Monitoring, and SLURM Dashboards

Christian Kniep

“Based on a containerized HPC environment this talk shows of a state-of-the-art stack including performance monitoring, log event handling and GraphDB based inventory to provide insights into what is going on within a SLURM cluster. The framework used is QNIBTerminal incorporating the ELK stack, a graphite backend and neo4j as a GraphDB.”

Penguin On Demand Powers Oracle Team USA for America’s Cup

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Today Penguin Computing announced that Oracle Team USA is using Penguin Computing on Demand (POD) in conjunction with NUMECA’s FINE/Marine CFD software for hydrodynamic modeling.

Nimbix and Mangstor Accelerate High Performance PaaS

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Today Nimbix and Mangstor announced a joint technology offering designed to accelerate high performance data analysis for seismic processing, bioinformatics, and other big data analytics use cases in the Nimbix Cloud.

OpenStack Talk coming to Toronto TechKnowFile Event May 6

Ian Lumb, Bright Evangelist

Ian Lumb from Bright Computing will be presenting at the University of Toronto’s annual TechKnowFile event on May 6, 2015.

SKA & AWS Seeking Proposals for AstroCompute in the Cloud

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Today the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organization announced that it is teaming up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to use cloud computing to explore ever-increasing amounts of astronomy data. To kick things off, they just issued a Call for Proposals for AstroCompute in the Cloud, a grant program to accelerate the development of innovative tools and techniques for processing, storing and analyzing the global astronomy community’s vast amounts of astronomic data.

Univa Rolls Out Universal Resource Broker

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Today Univa announced the Universal Resource Broker, an enterprise-class workload optimization solution for high performance, containerized and shared data centers.

RCE Podcast Looks at SaltStack Scalable System Configuration Manager

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Mike Place about SaltStack, a fast and scalable systems and configuration management software for predictive orchestration, cloud and data center automation, server provisioning, application deployment and more.