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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.

How Much Does it Cost to Run an HPC Server in the Cloud?

In this video, David Bolton from Slashdot Media looks at the costs of running high-powered servers in the Cloud from three providers: AWS, Google and Microsoft. The Cloud computing services are compared by price, capability and available features.

UberCloud Partners with EGI to Bridge Research and Innovation

Today the UberCloud announced a collaboration with EGI based on a shared vision to embrace distributed computing, storage and data related technologies. As a federation of more than 350 resource centers across 50 countries, EGI has a mission to enable innovation and new solutions for many scientific domains to conduct world-class research and achieve faster results.

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.”

UberCloud Delivers CAE as a Service with Univa Grid Engine Container Edition

Today the UberCloud announced a complete management and execution environment for UberCloud Application Containers powered by Univa Grid Engine Container Edition. Now, popular commercial and open source technical applications are available in ready-to-execute packages of software designed to deliver the tools that engineers need to complete their task in hand.

Advania in Iceland Tests HPC Cloud Bursting with Docker using the Ubercloud

An Iceland-based “HPC in the Cloud” company called Advania has published an interesting case study with The Ubercloud, and online community and marketplace where engineers, scientists, and their service providers discover, try, and buy Computing Power and Software as a Service, from Cloud Resource and Software Providers around the world.

UberCloud Publishes 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

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.”

Video: HPC Workloads using Docker

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.”

HPC News Bytes for June 19, 2015

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.

CloudFlow & UberCloud to Bring Cloud Services to Engineers

Today the EU-funded CloudFlow project announced a new collaboration with the UberCloud in the areas of community, technology and joint marketing.