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Archives for October 2016

UberCloud Celebrates 3rd year of its HPC Cloud Marketplace Service

“When we started the marketplace 3 years ago the service we offered was all manual,” explained Wolfgang Gentzsch who founded UberCloud together with Burak Yenier in 2012. “But already then we were developing our HPC software container technology based on Docker which today provides a fully automated software packaging and porting environment and allows users to access their engineering workflow within seconds, at their fingertips, in any cloud. They don’t have to learn how to handle a new cloud user platform, because handling a software container provides the same look and feel identical to the engineer’s desktop.”

Fortissimo Launches HPC Resource Broker Service

“Engineers and scientists can now get access to HPC resources more easily because of the Fortissimo Marketplace, a new platform for brokering high-performance computing (HPC) services. The new cloud-based marketplace offers small manufacturing businesses fast and convenient access to supercomputing services.
Professor Mark Parsons, project coordinator for the Fortissimo project, stated: “We know that companies that use high-performance computing and high-performance data analytics really seek clear economic and business benefits from doing so. However, we also know that far too few companies actually use these technologies.”

Keynotes Announced for Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC16

The Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC16 has announced its keynote speakers. Jonathan Cohen and Kai Li from Princeton will present, Going Where Neuroscience and Computer Science Have Not Gone Before. “Taking place Nov. 12-13 in Salt Lake City, the Intel HPC Developer Conference will bring together developers from around the world to discuss code modernization in high-performance computing.”

insideHPC Research Report on GPUs

In this research report, we reveal recent research showing that customers are feeling the need for speed—i.e. they’re looking for more processing cores. Not surprisingly, we found that they’re investing more money in accelerators like GPUs and moreover are seeing solid positive results from using GPUs. In the balance of this report, we take a look at these finding and and the newest GPU tech from NVIDIA and how it performs vs. traditional servers and earlier GPU products.

Changing the Face of the SC Conference Series: An Interview with SC16 General Chair John West

“SC16 is really unique among conferences in the HPC community. There is simply no other conference where you can go to talk with every major participant in the HPC vendor community, see the latest research results, get HPC-specific training from the authorities in our field, mentor that next generation of leaders, and attend workshops that will shape tomorrow’s technology agenda.”

Data Storage Best Practices for Life Science Workflows

“Unchecked data growth and data sprawl are having a profound impact on life science workflows. As data volumes continue to grow, researchers and IT leaders face increasingly difficult decisions about how to manage this data yet keep the storage budget in check. Learn how these challenges can be overcome through active data management and leveraging cloud technology. The concepts will be applied to an example architecture that supports both genomic and bioimaging workflows.”

FPGAs Accelerate Machine Learning at Baidu

Xilinx has announced that Baidu, a Chinese language Internet search provider, is utilizing Xilinx FPGAs to accelerate machine learning applications in its datacenters in China. “Acceleration is essential to keep up with the rapidly increasing data centre workloads that support our growth,” said Yang Liu, executive director at Baidu.

GCS Supports Two German Teams for the SC16 Student Cluster Competition

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany announced it is co-sponsoring undergraduate students participating in the SC16 Student Cluster Competition (SCC). This year, GCS provides financial support for two German teams which were accepted for the multi-disciplinary HPC challenge integrated within the Supercomputing Conference 2016 (SC16) in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA): team […]

RAID Inc. to Distribute BeeGFS in the U.S.

Today ThinkParQ in Germany announced that RAID Inc has been selected as a North American Gold Partner for distributing the BeeGFS parallel file system. This strategic partnership will help bring BeeGFS infrastructure solutions across diverse markets as Genomics, Drug Discovery, Research, Semiconductors, and Financial Services. “BeeGFS is a file system dedicated to delivering maximum I/O performance to customers,” said Sven Breuner, CEO of ThinkParQ. “Leveraging their twenty plus years of technical computing experience in solution design, RAID Inc. is positioned to impact the HPC market by deploying all-flash systems with BeeGFS.”

Engility to Build Up HPC at FDA

“With this award, Engility expands on our long-standing partnership with the FDA to further develop their high performance computing and complex data analysis capabilities,” said Engility CEO Lynn Dugle. “We look forward to supporting the FDA’s mission to make groundbreaking treatments, such as genetics-based medicine, available to all Americans.”