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How Containers will Enable Ubiquitous CAE as a Common Tool for Every Engineer

Over at the UberCloud, Wolfgang Gentzsch writes that, despite the ever increasing complexity of CAE tools, hardware, and system components engineers have never been this close to ubiquitous CAE as a common tool for every engineer.

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: VMware HPC Virtualization Enables Research as Service

“We have enabled virtualization for HPC but it’s important to bring the benefits of virtualization to end researchers in a way they can use it, right? So what we have done is we have created the solution plus VMware High-Performance Analytics, which allows researchers to author their own workloads, they can collaborate it, they can clone it, then they can share it with other researchers. And they can modify their workload – they can fine tune it.”

Docker Containers Come to Cray XC Software

Today Cray announced plans to deliver an HPC-optimized Docker solution for the Cray XC line of supercomputers. Available in 2016, the HPC virtualization capabilities will be offered for the Cray CS400, Cray XE and Cray XK platforms.

NUMECA CFD Moves to the Cloud with UberCloud Containers

Today NUMECA announced that its complete suite of CFD software powered by UberCloud application software containers are now available as a service in any cloud.

Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications is one of the next big challenges we have to solve,” said Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International, and world-renowned expert on Computational Fluid Dynamics. “But when we came across UberCloud’s new application container technology and containerized all our CFD software packages we were surprised about the ease of use and access to any computing system on demand.”

Job of the Week: Lead Specialist for HPC at Celgene

Celgene in San Diego is seeking a Lead Specialist for HPC in our Job of the Week.

Video: Is Remote GPU Virtualization Useful?

“Although the use of GPUs has generalized nowadays, including GPUs in current HPC clusters presents several drawbacks mainly related with increased costs. In this talk we present how the use of remote GPU virtualization may overcome these drawbacks while noticeably increasing the overall cluster throughput. The talk presents real throughput measurements by making use of the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization middleware.”

Video: Leveraging Containers in Elastic Environments

In this video from the Disruptive Technologies session at the 2015 HPC User Forum, Nick Ihli from Adaptive Computing presents: Leveraging Containers in Elastic Environments.

Univa Grid Engine Adds Docker Support

Today Univa announced the Univa Grid Engine Container Edition, which fully incorporates Docker containers into the Univa Grid Engine resource manager. The Container Edition features the unique ability to run containers at scale and blend containers with other workloads and supports heterogeneous applications and technology environments.

Podcast: Preemptible VMs Lower Cost of Cancer Research at Broad Insitutue

In this podcast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the Broad Institute is mapping cancer genes with CycleCloud. According to Stowe, Cycle Computing recently ran a 50,000+ core workload for the B​road Institute with low-cost Preemptible VMs on the Google Compute Engine, performing three decades of cancer research computations in a single afternoon.