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Intel offers up AI Developer Resources in the Cloud

Today at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco, Intel’s Lisa Spelman announced the Intel Nervana DevCloud, a cloud-hosted hardware and software platform for developers, data scientists, researchers, academics and startups to learn, sandbox and accelerate development of AI solutions with free compute cloud access powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors. By providing compute resources for machine learning and deep learning training and inference compute needs, Intel is enabling users to start exploring AI innovation without making their own investments in compute resources up front. In addition to cloud compute resources, frameworks, tools and support are provided.

AI Breakthroughs and Initiatives at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Nick Nystrom and Paola Buitrago from PSC gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee. “The Bridges supercomputer at PSC offers the possibility for experts in fields that never before used supercomputers to tackle problems in Big Data and answer questions based on information that no human would live long enough to study by reading it directly.”

X2 Firebird CAE Software Comes to Rescale HPC Cloud

Today Rescale announced plans to offer X2 Firebird CAE software on the company’s ScaleX cloud HPC platform. X2 Firebird will be deployed as the first on-demand, cloud-only numerical simulation software for scientists and engineers on Rescale. X2 Firebird leverages the latest in systems programming and parallel computing, enabling real-time team collaboration on complex technical projects. This […]

Ohio Supercomputer Center open-sources HPC Access Portal

Open OnDemand is an NSF-funded project to develop a widely shareable web portal that provides HPC centers with advanced web and graphical interface capabilities. Through OnDemand, HPC clients can upload and download files, create, edit, submit and monitor jobs, run GUI applications and connect via SSH, all via a web browser, with no client software to install and configure.

Univa Open Sources Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes

Today Univa announced the open source availability of the Universal Resource Broker (URB) adapter for Kubernetes. This new URB adapter will be of interest for organizations running Apache Mesos frameworks that are looking to deploy Kubernetes and Mesos workloads on a common infrastructure. The release of the URB adapter for Kubernetes marks a significant open source contribution by Univa and demonstrates its commitment to the Kubernetes community and to helping users get the most from their infrastructure investments.

HPC vs. Cloud – The Return on Investment in eResearch

Alan Williams from NCI presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Australia Conference. “Explore the services and technology at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), based in Canberra, Australia, with Allan Williams, and the delivery of HPC, Cloud and Storage services to Australian researchers around the country.”

David Barkai Joins XTREME Design as the company Looks to Bring Cloud HPC to U.S.

Today XTREME Design Inc. announced that Dr. David Barkai has joined the company as an adviser. As a Japanese startup offering cloud-based, virtual supercomputing-on-demand, XTREME Design hopes to tap Dr. Barkai’s extensive HPC expertise in their efforts to enter US market for Cloud HPC. “XTREME Design IaaS computing services deliver an easy-to-use customer experience through a robust UI/UX and cloud management features.”

Globus for Google Drive Provides Unified Interface for Collaborative Research

Today Globus.org announced general availability of Globus for Google Drive, a new capability that lets users seamlessly connect Google Drive with their existing storage ecosystem, enabling a single interface for data transfer, sharing and publication across all storage systems. “Our researchers wanted to use Google Drive for data storage, but found that they had to babysit the data transfers,” said Krishna Muriki, Computer Systems Engineer, HPC Services, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “They were already familiar with using Globus so we thought it would make a good interface for Google Drive; that’s why we partnered with Globus to develop this connector. Now our researchers have a familiar, web-based interface across all their storage resources, including Google Drive, so it is painless to move data where they need it and share results with collaborators. Globus manages all the data movement and authorization, improving security and reliability as well.”

Adrian Cockcroft on how AWS Gives Superpowers to Startups

In this video from AWS Summit in Tel Aviv, Adrian Cockcroft describes how AWS gives Superpowers to Startups. “AWS offers low cost, on-demand IT solutions to help you build and launch your applications quickly and easily with minimum costs. With no upfront investments and a pay-as-you-go price model, you only pay for what you use, when you use it, to build your minimum viable product (MVP), experiment and iterate, all at low cost.”

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.