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Podcast: Simulation & Visualization Drive New Discoveries and Insights

In this podcast, Katrina Feliciano-Stoddard joins Intel’s Conversations in the Cloud. “Katrina talks about simulation and visualization, its role in innovation, and how the technology is being used across industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, and health and life sciences. Scientists search for new discoveries, engineers are looking at new ways to do things, to design and develop new products – but everyone is looking to do achieve innovations in less time and at reduced costs.”

Cloud Automation: Five Ways to Contain HPC Cloud Spending

This timely article from our friends over at Univa examines how the cloud is attractive for organizations that need fast access to specialized resources, and that want to avoid the cost and complexity of on-premise infrastructure. The article then offer five important ways that Cloud Automation can reduce cost.

Advancing Progress in Life Sciences

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Christian Marcazzo, VP and general manager at IDBS highlights trends in life sciences research and development. “As can be seen across most industries, organizations are increasingly moving systems and services to the cloud. For R&D firms, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms that integrate all systems are the most effective way of overcoming legacy.”

Excelero And Quanta Cloud Technology Streamline High-Performance Cloud Storage

Today Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) and Excelero announced QxStor Excelero NVMesh, a High-Performance Cloud Storage joint solution that delivers the high IOPs performance capabilities of NVMe Flash at scale without the traditional storage bottlenecks. Targeted at HPC users, cloud service providers and web-scale organizations, QxStor Excelero NVMesh combines the QCT next-generation NVMe storage servers with Excelero’s NVMesh®software-defined block storage for shared NVMe at local performance.

Video: HPC and the Living Heart Project

In this video, HPE’s Jean-Luc Assor talk about their involvement in the Living Heart Project – and how HPC is explains how high performance computing is saving lives. The Stanford Living Heart Project is uniting industry-leading researchers, doctors, educators, and technology manufacturers to develop a new standard for drug testing with Hybrid HPC.

Taming the Cost of HPC in the Cloud

This timely article from our friends over at Univa examines methods for reigning in costs for managing HPC in the cloud, specifically moving beyond cloud automation to cloud expense management. Three proactive approaches for managing costs in the cloud are provided. Special focus is given to Univa’s Navops Launch which is among the first of a new generation of HPC cloud automation tools that combines multi-cloud provisioning, cloud-service expense management, and tight integrations with Univa Grid Engine, and open-source SLURM workload managers both widely used in HPC centers.

Cost-effective Cloud Research Computing comes to Penn State

Penn State’s Institute for CyberScience (ICS) announced that a new cloud computing environment has been added to its suite of high-performance computing offerings. This expanded capability provides Penn State researchers with more versatile, and potentially more cost-effective, computing resource options. “A cluster of computers will serve as the backbone of this on-premises cloud, which will initially comprise more than 6,000 virtual cores available to researchers; plans are that this will increase to 60,000 cores based upon demand.”

Zenotech launches Aerospace Cloud Services

Zenotech is launching a new two-year project, Aerospace Cloud Services, to provide technology to enable the UK aerospace sector to add competitiveness to simulation-based design by accessing cloud HPC cost-effectively and securely. “Aerospace Cloud Services will use Zenotech’s HPC product, EPIC, as its delivery framework, extending it to include specific requirements from the aerospace companies involved. Available online, EPIC has been successfully used commercially for five years and provides secure access to a large volume of HPC resources including cloud and specialist HPC.”

Video: What Can HPC on AWS Do?

Ian Colle from Amazon gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “AWS provides the most elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure to run your HPC applications. With virtually unlimited capacity, engineers, researchers, and HPC system owners can innovate beyond the limitations of on-premises HPC infrastructure. AWS delivers an integrated suite of services that provides everything needed to quickly and easily build and manage HPC clusters in the cloud to run the most compute intensive workloads across various industry verticals.”

Recent Research on using Public Clouds for HPC Workloads

Alex Norton from Hyperion Research gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Hyperion Research provides data-driven research, analysis and recommendations for technologies, applications, and markets in high performance computing and emerging technology areas to help organizations worldwide make effective decisions and seize growth opportunities. Research includes market sizing and forecasting, share tracking, segmentation, technology and related trend analysis, and both user & vendor analysis for multi-user technical server technology used for HPC and HPDA (high performance data analysis).”