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Nimbix Launches JARVICE 3.0 HPC Hybrid Cloud Platform with Kubernetes

Today cloud provider Nimbix announced the Technology Preview of JARVICE 3.0, a robust HPC hybrid cloud software platform fully integrated with Kubernetes. The new container platform is designed to provide the enterprise with access to the entire Nimbix self-service catalog of HPC, AI and machine/deep learning applications. Packaged as a new enterprise software tool, JARVICE 3.0 optimally runs supercomputing and HPC workloads on-premises or remotely on the public cloud.

Job of the Week: Manager of HPC at New York University

New York University is seeking an Manager of High Performance Computing in our Job of the Week. “You will manage the day-to-day operations of the High-Performance Computing (HPC) team and support the research computing needs of NYU scholars. This requires provisioning, integrating, and supporting HPC and Big Data clusters running Linux as well as working directly with faculty, students and other scholars in support of utilizing efficiently advanced computing resources in research projects and teaching. Provide ongoing support, troubleshooting, maintenance and training for research computing applications. Manage and oversee HPC system development efforts and system and application testing. Identify and analyze data integrity and performance issues. Recommend solutions to improve system and application performance.”

Univa to host Breakfast Briefing on HPC in the Cloud at ISC 2018

Univa will host a Breakfast Briefing on HPC in the Cloud at ISC 2018. “You are invited to attend this briefing on HPC in the Cloud at ISC 2018. A panel of product executives from Amazon Web Services and Nvidia will join Univa to share real-world use cases and discuss best practices for accelerating HPC cloud migration. Please join us and see how to increase the efficiency of on-premise data centers, and address peak needs with hybrid cloud bursting.”

Altair and Cray Extend HPC Collaboration

Today Altair announced a 3-year extension to its OEM agreement with Cray Inc. Under the terms of this agreement, PBS Professional will remain bundled as the preferred commercial scheduler on new systems manufactured and shipped by Cray. “Our relationship with Altair continues to benefit our common customers, as we deliver unique, integrated technologies that are ready to meet their highest HPC requirements,” said Fred Kohout, Senior Vice President of Products and Chief Marketing Officer at Cray. “Altair and PBS Professional are established leaders in HPC workload management, and we will continue to leverage this agreement for growth in commercial and other emerging market segments.”

ReFrame: A Regression Testing Framework Enabling Continuous Integration of Large HPC Systems

“Scientifico ReFrame is a new framework for writing regression tests for HPC systems. The goal of the framework is to abstract away the complexity of the interactions with the system, separating the logic of a regression test from the low-level details, which pertain to the system configuration and setup. This allows users to write easily portable regression tests, focusing only on the functionality. The purpose of the tutorial will be to do a live demo of ReFrame and a hands-on session demonstrating how to configure it and how to use it.”

Univa Navops Launch powers Cloudbursting for Mellanox Hybrid Cloud

Today Univa announced that Mellanox has selected Univa’s Navops Launch to extend its on-premise EDA cluster to the cloud, providing Mellanox with cost-effective, on-demand capacity. “Mellanox Technologies provides high-performance solutions to a range of customers looking to innovate with intelligent, interconnected solutions for servers, storage and hyper-converged infrastructure,” said Doron Sayag, IT enterprise computing services senior manager at Mellanox Technologies. “Integrating an enterprise-grade cluster management tool like Navops Launch into our own on-premise data center allowed us to better address peak performance needs with seamless bursting of our HPC cluster to the cloud during tape-outs. By operating more efficiently, we get to provide our customers with exceptional products for years to come.”

Kubernetes as a Service Built on OpenStack

Saverio Proto from SWITCH gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “At SWITCH we are looking to provide a container platform as a Service solution. We are working on Kubernetes leveraging the Openstack cloud provider integration. In this talk we show how to re-use the existing keystone credentials to access the K8s cluster, how to obtain PVCs using the Cinder storage class and many other nice integration details.”

Bright Computing Signs X-ISS as Reseller and Services Partner

Today Bright Computing announced a reseller and services partnership agreement with X-ISS. ”
X-ISS is a privately-owned company that specializes in providing management services and analytics solutions for High Performance Computing  cluster systems. They work with customers to integrate, manage, and maintain HPC cluster systems, as well as monitor, report, and deliver analytics that are important to HPC users. These solutions include: ProjectHPC for vendor neutral cluster installation and configuration services; ManagedHPC for full-service remote cluster management services; CloudHPC for helping bring the Cloud elasticity to on-premise clusters; and DecisionHPC for insightful business analytics that allow customers to keep their clusters operating at maximum efficiency.

Bright shares many common technology partners and customers with X-ISS, so the company is a natural fit for our reseller program,” commented Clemens Engler, Director of Alliances at Bright Computing. “In addition to this, we are excited that X-ISS has become one of Bright’s first services partners, to offer our customers support during installation, to help optimize an HPC environment, and to provide valuable training.”

Altair Releases PBS Works 2018 for Cloud Friendly Secure Workload Management

Today Altair released PBS Works 2018. Built around the company’s PBS Professional core HPC workload manager and scheduler, the new PBS Works user environment streamlines enterprise access and management of on-premise and cloud HPC resources. “PBS Works has become a key technology to increase productivity and reduce expenses for organizations around the world and across verticals,” said Bill Nitzberg, Chief Technical Officer for PBS Works. “Altair has carefully designed the new PBS Works 2018 suite to invite HPC users to an environment that is both user-friendly and powerful.”

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at D.E. Shaw Research

D.E. Shaw Research is seeking an HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “Our research effort is aimed at achieving major scientific advances in the field of biochemistry and fundamentally transforming the process of drug discovery.”