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Job of the Week: HPC Systems Administrator at Washington State University

Washington State University is seeking an HPC Systems Administrator in our Job of the Week. “The Center for Institutional Research Computing at Washington State University seeks exceptional applicants for the position of High-Performance Computing Systems Administrator. This position will play a vital role in the administration of HPC clusters used by the research community at Washington State University.”

Job of the Week: HPC Operations Manager at Ohio Supercomputing Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center is seeking an HPC Operations Manager in our Job of the Week. “The operations manager will manage a team of three systems administrators and two student employees. The person who fills this role will be responsible for both supervising operations staff as well as providing technical and organizational expertise for all aspects of the HPC operations. The ideal candidate will be an excellent problem solver, have strong communication skills, and be willing to work in a distributed, team-oriented work environment.”

Penguin Computing to Showcase HPC Solutions at SC19

Today Penguin Computing announced plans for showcasing its innovative HPC solutions at SC19 in Denver. After a year of growth, Penguin Computing is bringing innovative technology demos and presentations to the show to offer expertise on a range of topics across HPC, AI, storage, cloud and more. Visit the Penguin Computing Theater and Booth #1343 […]

Job of the Week: HPC Operations Manager at Ohio Supercomputer Center

“OSC is seeking an HPC Operations Manager, a new position inside the HPC Systems Team. The operations manager will manage a team of three systems administrators and two student employees. The person who fills this role will be responsible for both supervising operations staff as well as providing technical and organizational expertise for all aspects of the HPC operations.”

Check out the ClusterVisor HPC Management Tool at SC19

Advanced Clustering Technologies will unveil ClusterVisor, the company’s new HPC cluster management tool, at SC19. ClusterVisor enables you to easily deploy your HPC cluster and manage everything from the hardware and operating system to software and networking using a single GUI. “ClusterVisor is highly customizable to ensure you can manage your cluster and organize your data in a way that makes the most sense for you. This powerful cluster management tool enables you to provision hardware, configure the nodes, update the operating system and analyze all of the statistics.”

Podcast: Univa Speeds CFD with SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team

In a sport that hangs in the complex balance of speed, aerodynamics and the ever-present data, SportPesa Racing Point deserves the best from its computation, which is capped at 25 teraflops. For SportPesa Racing Point, the best is Univa Grid Engine, which manages its CFD cluster up into the 97 percent range at a sustained level. “Univa help us with bringing developments and CFD developments to reality faster. So they help with efficiency with our compute power.”

Job of the Week: HPC Engineer at Quantlab in Houston

Quantlab in Houston is seeking an HPC Engineer in our Job of the Week. “We seek to fill the role of an HPC Engineer within our research group in Houston, TX. The highly skilled and experienced individual will be responsible for maintaining the daily throughput of Research jobs in the HPC cluster. This includes all processes related to building the software, executing it and monitoring HPC jobs.”

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.

AMD to Power Cray’s ARCHER2 Supercomputer in the UK

Following a procurement exercise, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are pleased to announce that Cray, an HPE company, has been awarded the contract to supply the hardware for the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2. Powered by AMD EPYC processors, ARCHER2 will be deployed at the University of Edinburgh. “Needless to say, ARCHER2 represents a significant step forwards in capability for the UK science community, with the system expected to sit among the fastest fully general purpose (CPU only) systems when it comes into service in May 2020.”

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.