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IBM Multicloud Manager to Create Harmonized Systems

IBM’s Multicloud Manager provides an operations console for companies as they increasingly incorporate public and private cloud capabilities with existing on-premises business systems. “With its open source approach to managing data and apps across multiple clouds, the IBM Multicloud Manager will position companies to scale their many cloud investments and unleash the full business value of the cloud,” said Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, IBM Hybrid Cloud.”

DownUnder GeoSolutions Moves to Skybox Datacenters for Oil & Gas Exploration

Today Australia-based DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) announced a move to Skybox Datacenters in Houston for its global expansion of a revolutionary oil and gas exploration technology. “This was an exhaustive world-wide search for a data center location,” said Dr. Matthew Lamont, co-founder of DUG. “Houston was a natural choice given the low cost of power and the fact that Skybox had the available infrastructure ready to go. This facility will allow us to install the fastest supercomputer in the world at this time to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy. We are excited to expand our presence in Houston and expect to be operational by February 2019.”

NVIDIA HGX-2 Ai Supercomputer Comes to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Today Oracle announced support for the NVIDIA HGX-2 platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Designed to meet the needs of the next generation of analytics, machine learning, and AI, Oracle is offering GPU-accelerated deep learning and HPC containers from the NVIDIA GPU Cloud container registry. “Whether you are an engineer, data scientist, researcher or developer, we are bringing the power of compute and cloud to your fingertips.

Centro Epson Meteo Moves HPC Weather Forecasting to Verne Global in Iceland

Today Verne Global announced that the Centro Epson Meteo meteorological forecasting organizations will start using the company’s HPC optimized bare-metal infrastructure to accelerate and improve the accuracy of its forecasting and data analytics capabilities. “Verne Global provides us with the peace of mind that we have our own dedicated infrastructure that’s optimized to meet our specific needs and backed-up by a team of real HPC experts, together with the flexibility and scalability that’s usually only associated with cloud-based services.”

OARnet in Ohio to Help Researchers Accelerate Big Data Sharing

OARnet recently joined several other regional and federal network organizations on a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. “Throughout Ohio, and across the nation, we are seeing researchers transmitting an ever-increasing volume of larger and larger datasets over our networks,” said Paul Schopis, executive director of OARnet. “These vast stores of information are laying the foundations for improvements in health and prosperity. As research and education networks serving these educators, scientists and engineers, we have to develop the techniques, infrastructure and policies that will fully support their information-sharing needs.”

Kim McMahon joins Cloud Foundry as Senior Director of Digital Strategy

Kim McMahon has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as the Senior Director of Digital Strategy. In this new role, she will collaborate with the open source community and their marketing teams to promote adoption and awareness of Cloud Foundry technologies.

Democratizing High Performance Computing: HPC Clusters — When you Need Them, How You Need Them and Where You Need Them

This sponsored post from Amazon Web Services’ Bala Thekkedath unpacks how deploying HPC clusters in the cloud gives you the freedom to get started when you want, and with the resources you want.  

Innovation Unbound: What Would You do with a Million Cores?

In this sponsored post from Ian Colle, General Manager-AWS Batch and HPC, for Amazon Web Services, he explores how we are always looking for resources to “do everything we want to do.” What if the number of cores were virtually unlimited? 

Microsoft is Making Progress on Quantum Computing as a Service

Just one year after launch, Microsoft is touting their progress towards building Quantum Computing as a Service. “The Microsoft Quantum Development Kit is the fastest path to quantum development. Available for Linux, MacOS, and Windows, you now are just a few steps away from accessing local quantum simulators or in Azure.”

Rescale Partners Program to Deliver Big Compute to Enterprise Customers

Last week, Rescale announced the launch of its Powered by Rescale program with IBM as its first partner. “With the Powered by Rescale program, partners can deliver their product and/or service to customers as part of an end-to-end solution under their brand. This allows partners in the simulation and HPC space to participate in net-new cloud business opportunities while maintaining focus on their core technology and competency.”