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Video: Xtreme Stargate Launches at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Naoki Shibata from Xtreme-D demonstrates XTREME-Stargate, a solution that combines Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and an HPC gateway appliance to deliver a new way to access and manage high performance cloud. The appliance will deliver an entirely new HPC cloud experience via a robust UI/UX.

Professor Steve Furber Joins Tachyum Board of Advisors

Today Silicon Valley startup Tachyum Inc. announced that Professor Steve Furber, the highly regarded original designer of the world’s leading embedded processor, the ARM microprocessor, has joined its Board of Advisors. In this capacity, Prof. Furber will help position the company’s Prodigy processor to achieve disruptive performance in Spiking Model neural simulations, as well as standard data center workloads. “Steve Furber is a true giant in processor architecture development, as well as one of the world’s leading experts on human brain simulation research,” said Dr. Radoslav Danilak, Tachyum Co-founder and CEO. “We are extremely gratified to be able to collaborate with Professor Furber on our Prodigy processor.”

Performance in the Datacenter

Many modern applications are being developed with so called run-time languages, which are compiled at execution time. The performance of these applications in cloud data centers is important for anyone considering moving their applications and workloads to the cloud. Download Intel Distribution for Python for free today to supercharge your applications.

Growing HPC Adoption Among Manufacturers

The global manufacturing industry is moving down the path to a fourth industrial revolution — Industry 4.0 — empowered by the opportunity to collect and analyze massive amounts of data. This guest post from Intel explores how the global manufacturing industry is moving toward HPC adoption, and how it is approaching an inflection point which Intel refers to as “HPC for Everyone.” 

Univa Brings Navops to HPC at ISC 2018

In this video, Gary Tyreman from Univa describes how the company is helping HPC users move their workloads to the Cloud with their Navops products. “Univa is the leading innovator in workload management and orchestration solutions. With Navops suite of products, Univa is bringing its expertise to containers. Univa Navops is a suite of products that enable enterprises to easily migrate to the cloud or hybrid cloud, increase efficiencies and run containers at scale.”

Verne Global Steps up to G-10 Framework for Scientific Computing in the UK

Today HPC Cloud provider Verne Global announced that it has been approved by the Crown Commercial Service as a UK government supplier under the G-Cloud 10 (G10) framework. “From advances in AI and machine learning right through to breakthroughs in engineering, genetics and life sciences, HPC is critical to driving innovation and gathering intelligence,” said Spencer Lamb, Director of Research, at Verne Global. “The G-Cloud 10 certification of our hpcDIRECT platform provides the UK’s world-class science, technology, weather and medical research institutions with a technically excellent, highly scalable and environmentally sound alternative to running their applications in-house.”

September HPC User Forum to focus on Exascale, AI, Smart Manufacturing, and Clouds

Registration is now open for the next HPC User Forum. The meeting takes place September 4-6 in Dearborn, Michigan. Key topics include AI and other advanced analytics, automated driving systems a.k.a. self-driving vehicles, additive manufacturing and HPC in clouds (and outer space!). “Don’t miss the featured presentation by leading auto industry market research firm J.D. Power and Associates and the Miller Canfield law firm on their recent report on legal issues surrounding self-driving vehicles in the U.S. and around the world – or the talks on an important new HPC use: supporting massive urban sensor networks.”

Video Highlights from ISC 2018

In this video, Steve Conway from Hyperion Research provides a summary of the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. “The ISC High Performance conference attracted 3,505 attendees from over 60 countries, as well as 162 companies and research organizations to unveil their latest technologies and services at the event. With this feat, ISC High Performance has officially reached a new milestone in its 33-year conference history.”

What would you do with a Million cores?

Ian Colle from AWS gave this talk at the Univa Breakfast Briefing at ISC 2018. “To demonstrate the unique ability to run very large enterprise HPC clusters and workloads, Univa leveraged AWS to deploy 1,015,022 cores in a single Univa Grid Engine cluster to showcase the advantages of running large-scale electronic design automation (EDA) workloads in the cloud. The cluster was built in approximately 2.5 hours using Navops Launch automation and comprised more than 55,000 AWS instances in 3 availability zones, 16 different instance types and leveraged AWS Spot Fleet technology to maximize the rate at which Amazon EC2 hosts were launched while enabling capacity and costs to be managed according to policy.”

Microsoft Powers the Move to the HPC Cloud at PASC18

In this video from PASC18 in Basel, Dr. Lukasz Miroslaw from Microsoft describes how the company is helping customers move HPC & Big Compute workloads to the Cloud. “High performance computing, artificial intelligence, and other advanced workloads are increasingly important to companies across all industries. But rapid changes in technology and workloads make it challenging for HPC teams to provide the resources their users need. Microsoft Azure provides one cloud for every HPC workload so that users can get the resources they need when they need them and only pay for what’s used.”