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CyVerse’s Atmosphere Platform comes to Massachusetts Open Cloud

Recently, the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) adopted Atmosphere as a means of making it easier for academics to access cloud resources. MOC is a public computational cloud based upon the Open Cloud Exchange model in which many stakeholders participate in the cloud’s development and operation. The project caters to a varied community of users, including academic entities and industrial partners, and those who require computational resources as well as groups providing such resources.

Moving Toward the Cloud & Seamless HPC

This is the fifth and final entry in an insideHPC series that explores the HPC transition to the cloud and how this move can help create seamless HPC. This series, compiled in a complete Guide, covers cloud computing for HPC, why the OS is important, OpenStack fundamentals and more.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the TPU2 TensorFlow Processing Unit

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the announcements coming from Google IO conference. Of particular interest was their second-generation TensorFlow Processing Unit (TPU2). We’ve also got news on the new OS/2 operating system, Quantum Computing, and the new Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award.

Storage-as-a-Service Demo Center Opens in Munich

Today Zadara Storage announced the opening of a new Storage-as-a-Service demo center near Munich, Germany, in collaboration with Intel Corporation. Customers and prospects are now able to experience the Zadara Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) offering live and test the services using their own unique configurations.

How Intel FPGAs Power Azure Deep Learning

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich recently disclosed major advances in Microsoft’s hyperscale deployment of Intel field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). These advances have resulted in the industry’s fastest public cloud network, and new technology for acceleration of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) that replicate “thinking” in a manner that’s conceptually similar to that of the human brain.

Avere Systems Powers BioTeam Test Lab at TACC

“In cooperation with vendors and TACC, BioTeam utilizes the lab to evaluate solutions for its clients by standing up, configuring and testing new infrastructure under conditions relevant to life sciences in order to deliver on its mission of providing objective, vendor agnostic solutions to researchers. The life sciences community is producing increasingly large amounts of data from sources ranging from laboratory analytical devices, to research, to patient data, which is putting IT organizations under pressure to support these growing workloads.”

Why the OS is So Important when Running HPC Applications

This is the fourth entry in an insideHPC series that explores the HPC transition to the cloud, and what your business needs to know about this evolution. This series, compiled in a complete Guide available, covers cloud computing for HPC, why the OS is important when running HPC applications, OpenStack fundamentals and more.

Cray and Markley Group to Offer Supercomputing as a Service

Today Cray and the Markley Group announced a partnership to provide supercomputing as a service solutions. “The need for supercomputers has never been greater,” said Patrick W. Gilmore, chief technology officer at Markley. “For the life sciences industry especially, speed to market is critical. By making supercomputing and big data analytics available in a hosted model, Markley and Cray are providing organizations with the opportunity to reap significant benefits, both economically and operationally.”

Penguin Computing Adds Support for Singularity Containers on POD HPC Cloud

Today Penguin Computing announced support for Singularity containers on its Penguin Computing On-Demand (POD) HPC Cloud and Scyld ClusterWare HPC management software. “Our researchers are excited about using Singularity on POD,” said Jon McNally, Chief HPC Architect at ASU Research Computing. “Portability and the ability to reproduce an environment is key to peer reviewed research. Unlike other container technologies, Singularity allows them to run at speed and scale.”

SkyScale Announces “World’s Fastest Cloud Computing Service”

Today SkyScale announced the launch of its world-class, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms in the cloud, available for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere on the globe. “Employing OSS compute and flash storage systems gives SkyScale customers the overwhelming competitive advantage in the cloud they have been asking for,” said Tim Miller, President of SkyScale. “The systems we deploy at SkyScale in the cloud are identical to the hundreds of systems in the field and in the sky, trusted in the most rigorous defense, space, and medical deployments with cutting-edge, rock-solid performance, stability, and reliability. By making these systems accessible on a time-rental basis, developers have the advantage of using the most sophisticated systems available to run their algorithms without having to own them, and they can scale up or down as needs change. SkyScale is the only service that gives customers the opportunity to lease time on these costly systems, saving time-to-deployment and money.”