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Strategies for Managing High Performance GPU Clusters

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When discussing GPU accelerators, the focus is often on the price-to-performance benefits to the end user. The true cost of managing and using GPUs goes far beyond the hardware price, however. Understanding and managing these costs helps provide more efficient and productive systems.

Bright Computing Grows its Channel for Cluster Management

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Bright Computing has announced an expansion of its global network of channel partners, local resellers, local system integrators, as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The relationships are leading to collaborations resulting in increased business opportunities in its core Western, Central and Eastern European markets, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Adept Project Looks at Using Software to Conserve Energy

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In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World writes that software approaches to energy efficiency in HPC may yield unexpected improvements in the hardware of next-generation mobile phone networks. “Adept, a European research project addressing the energy-efficient use of parallel technologies, is expected to release a set of benchmarks that it has developed to characterize the energy consumption of programming models on different architectures.”

“HPC in a Box” from the Docker Workshop at ISC 2015

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In this video from the Docker Workshop at ISC 2015, Christian Kniep from QNIB Solutions shows how he uses Docker in his efforts to provide a HPC software stack in a box, encapsulating each layer in the HPC stack within a Linux Container.

Slidecast: IBM Platform Data Manager for LSF

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“IBM Platform Data Manager for LSF takes control of data transfers to help organizations improve data throughput and lower costs by minimizing wasted compute cycles and conserving disk space. Platform Data Manager automates the transfer of data used by application workloads running on IBM Platform LSF clusters and the cloud, bringing frequently used data closer to compute resources by storing it in a smart, managed cache that can be shared among users and workloads.”

Altair Moves forward with PBS Pro 13 at ISC 2015

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In this video from ISC 2015, Bill Nitzberg from Altair describes why PBS Professional 13.0 is the biggest release yet for the company. “The industry needs to accomplish a lot in the coming years to deliver a working, useful exascale machine. PBS Pro is only one piece of the puzzle… but it’s an important piece. Job scheduling and workload management are core capabilities – a “must have” for every HPC system – ensuring HPC goals are met by enforcing site-specific use policies, enabling users to focus on science and engineering rather than IT, and optimizing utilization (of hardware, licenses, and power) to minimize waste.”

Video: How Univa Helps Shared Mission-critical and High-performance Datacenters

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“Univa is a workload optimization company. Our core product, Grid Engine software, creates a single virtual high throughput, high performance and hyper-scale compute pool out of distributed data center resources. Our customers efficiently run large quantities of mission-critical compute-intensive applications faster with lower overall costs.”

Altair Renews OEM Agreement with SGI

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Today Altair announced that SGI has renewed its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement naming PBS Professional as SGI’s workload manager and job scheduler with global support provided by Altair.

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).

Bright Computing Integrates Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre

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Today Bright Computing announced that the latest version of its Bright Cluster Manager software is now integrated with the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software. Systems administrators can easily deploy, use and maintain Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre using Bright. Because Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre metrics and diagnostics are included, admins have access to a comprehensive view of Lustre file systems, servers, and clients as managed resources through Bright’s GUI.