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Call for Papers: InterCloud-HPC 2016 in Austria

The InterCloud-HPC 2016 conference has issued its Call for Papers. As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016), the event takes place July 18-22 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Job of the Week: HPC Algorithm and Software Engineer for Energy Systems at NREL

NREL in Golden, Colorado is seeking an HPC Algorithm and Software Engineer for Energy Systems in our Job of the Week.

Oracle Acquires StackEngine Startup to Automate Docker

On December 18, Oracle closed an agreement to acquire StackEngine, an Austin-based startup focused on Docker automation. All StackEngine employees will be joining Oracle as part of Oracle Public Cloud.

Video: Job Launching – Keeping Pace with Expanding Complexities

Bill Nitzberg from Altair presented this talk at the Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC15. “Everyone benefits from faster, more resilient infrastructure – the small, the medium, and the really big. This talk will cover how job management software like PBS connect applications with system resources and present optimal paths for application execution.”

Cleversafe takes Software Defined Storage to Industry Standard Hardware

Today IBM’s Cleversafe announced its software defined/hardware aware storage approach to enable organizations with massive-scale data demands to easily take advantage of software defined storage (SDS) with a solution that integrates with industry-standard hardware. The Cleversafe approach reduces cost and complexity by enabling enterprises to manage their storage hardware and software from a single management system. The company also announced newly certified hardware platforms, giving enterprise customers even greater deployment flexibility.

HPC Myths Need Not Hamper the Technology’s Growth

In this special guest feature, Kristin Hansen, Chief Marketing Officer at Bright Computing writes that HPC doesn’t need to be held back by commonly held misconceptions.

Bright Cluster Manager Integrates with Dell PowerEdge Servers for HPC Environments

Today Bright Computing announced that the latest version of its Bright Cluster Manager software, version 7.1, is now integrated with Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge server portfolio. The integration enables systems administrators to easily deploy and configure Dell infrastructure using Bright Cluster Manager.

Univa Supports Dynamic Clusters on Microsoft Azure

“With Azure, Microsoft makes it easy for Univa customers to run true performance applications on demand in a cloud environment,” said Bill Bryce, Univa Vice President of Products. “With the power of Microsoft Azure, Univa Grid Engine makes work management automatic and efficient and accelerates the deployment of cloud services. In addition, Univa solutions can run in Azure and schedule work in a Linux cluster built with Azure virtual machines.”

Altair to Open Source PBS Professional HPC Technology in 2016

Altair has announced that it will provide an open source licensing option of PBS Professional® (PBS Pro). PBS Pro will become available under two different licensing options for commercial installations and as an Open Source Initiative compliant version. Altair will work closely with Intel and the Linux Foundation’s OpenHPC Collaborative Project to integrate the open source version of PBS Pro.

Video: IBM Platform LSF in the Cloud at SC15

“We’re now providing LSF in the Cloud as a service to our customers because their workloads are getting larger over time, they’re converging– HPC is not converging with Analytics and even tough they provision for their average load, they can never provision for the spikes or for new projects. So we’re helping our clients out by providing the services in the Cloud, where they can get LSF or Platform Symphony, or Spectrum Scale.”