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HPC People on the Move – New Year’s Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton reports on who’s moving on up in High Peformance Computing. Familiar names in this edition include: Sharan Kalwani, John Lee, Jay Muelhoefer, Brian Sparks, and Ed Turkel. And be sure to let us know of HPC folks in new positions!

Penguin Computing is now Platinum Member of Open Compute Project (OCP)

Penguin Computing has renewed as a Platinum Member of Open Compute Project (OCP). Leading with the OCP-based Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) Series, Penguin was recently awarded the CTS-1 contract with the NNSA to bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

Job of the Week: Python Software Engineer at Penguin Computing in Portland

Penguin Computing in Portland is seeking a Python Software Engineer in our Job of the Week.

Penguin Computing Showcases OCP Platforms for HPC at SC15

“CTS-1 shows how the Open Compute and Open Rack design elements can be applied to high-performance computing and deliver similar benefits as its original development for Internet companies,” said Philip Pokorny, Chief Technology Officer, Penguin Computing. “We continue to improve Tundra for both the public and private sectors with exciting new compute and storage models coming in the near future.”

Video: Asetek Showcases Growing Adoption of OEM Solutions at SC15

Asetek showcased its full range of RackCDU hot water liquid cooling systems for HPC data centers at SC15 in Austin. On display were early adopting OEMs such as CIARA, Cray, Fujitsu, Format and Penguin. HPC installations from around the world incorporating Asetek RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) technology were also be featured. In addition, liquid cooling solutions for both current and future high wattage CPUs and GPUs from Intel, Nvidia and OpenPower were on display.

Penguin Implements Emerson Network Power’s DC Power System

Today Penguin Computing announced that Emerson Network Power is supplying the uniquely-engineered DC power system for Penguin Computing’s Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) series. Emerson Network Power is the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems. The Tundra ES series delivers the advantages of Open Computing in a single, cost-optimized, high-performance architecture. Organizations can integrate a wide variety of compute, accelerator, storage, network, software and cooling architectures in a vanity-free rack and sled solution.

Penguin Computing Looks to Cavium ThunderX for ARM HPC Servers

Today Penguin Computing announced first customer shipments of its Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) server based on Cavium’s 48 core ARMv8 based ThunderX workload optimized processors. Tundra ES Valkre servers are now available for public order and a standard 19” rack mount version will ship in early 2016.

Industries that Use Cloud Computing for HPC Applications

Various industries have adopted or are in the planning and evaluation phase for using the cloud for HPC applications. Within the realm of technical computing, certain workloads are suited to a cloud-based HPC environment. Workloads could be considered either loosely coupled or tightly coupled. In each of the industries discussed in this article, multiple jobs submitted with different input parameters would be loosely coupled and not require a low-latency, high-speed interconnect, while a job that requires the use of multiple systems working in concert would be tightly coupled and need InfiniBand (IB).

Critical Requirements for HPC in the Cloud

Users in HPC environments have requirements for using a cloud provider that are different than typical enterprise applications. Learn about the key considerations for ensuring maximum performance for running HPC applications in the cloud.

Why HPC in a Cloud Environment

A recent IDC survey indicated that about 25 percent of sites that ran HPC workloads are using some sort of cloud computing, and that just over 30 percent of the HPC workloads were being performed at cloud sites. There are a number of reasons to consider HPC in the cloud. Here are 5 good ones.