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UberCloud Publishes 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

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The UberCloud has published their 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies. Like its predecessors in 2013 and 2014, this year’s edition draws from a select group of projects undertaken as part of the UberCloud Experiment. “Our efforts are paying off. Based on the experience gained over the past several years, we have now increased the success rate of the individual experiments to almost 100%, as compared to 40% in 2013 and 60% in 2014.”

“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.

Video: Docker for HPC in a Nutshell

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“As the newest flavor of Linux Containers, Docker gained a lot of momentum in the last 12 months. With a very convenient and open API-driven architecture Docker is able to help decrease the complexity of operations and increase the productivity of computation.”

Video: HPC Workloads using Docker

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In this video from ISC 2015, Wolfgang Gentzsch from The UberCloud presents: HPC Workloads Using Docker. “The UberCloud Project provides an environment to run HPC workloads on a variety of cloud providers. Wolfgang elaborates on the projects and provides his experience about the roadblocks towards a more flexible cloud-backed HPC future.”

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.”

Slidecast: Numascale Achieves Record STREAM Benchmark

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In this slidecast, Einar Rustad from Numascale describes how the company achieved a world-record on the McCalpin STREAM benchmark using their innovative scale-out to scale-up architecture. The benchmark measures sustainable memory bandwidth and the corresponding computation rate for simple vector kernels.

ScaleMP Teams with Lenovo on Big Memory Systems

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Today ScaleMP announced it is teaming with leading vendors at the ISC 2015 in Frankfurt to showcase the ability of very large memory systems to handle the most demanding memory-intensive applications.

HPC News Bytes for Friday, June 26

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include new benchmarks for 100GB Ethernet, the Open MPI roadmap, and Docker containers.

HPC News Bytes for June 19, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include big boosts for Apache Spark, Containerization, and Lustre.

Hyped Technologies that Won’t Shine in 2015

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“100% Flash in the Datacenter? It won’t happen any time soon. Many (most?) tier one workloads will be moved to flash of course, but data is adding up so quickly that it’s highly unlikely you will be seeing a 100% datacenter any time soon. It will take a few years to have about 10/20% of data stored on flash and the rest will remain on huge hard disks (cheap 10+TB hard disks will soon be broadly available for example).”