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Fayetteville State University Moves to Bright Cluster Manager 8.1

Today Bright Computing announced that its Bright partner Data In Science Technologies has successfully implemented Bright Cluster Manager 8.1 for Fayetteville State University. “Bright Cluster Manager is the obvious choice for our clustered infrastructure needs,” said Dr. Sambit Bhattacharya, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Fayetteville State University. “So, upgrading to the latest version made perfect sense. We are delighted with the close relationship we have built with Data In Science in order to carry out the upgrade quickly, and cause minimal impact to daily business.”

Univa Announces Collaboration with Sylabs for HPC Containers

Today Univa announced a partnership with Sylabs to offer enhanced support and integration for Sylabs’ Singularity container platform in Univa Grid Engine and other Univa products. “Customers are rapidly embracing containers for high-performance workloads and Singularity offers clear advantages,” said Gary Tyreman, CEO of Univa. “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Sylabs to make container technology easier to use and deploy. By improving interoperability between Univa products and Singularity, we can make it easier for customers to reap the benefits associated with container technology.”

Altair Orchestrates HPC Workloads with PBS Pro at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Sam Mahalingam from Altair provides an update on the company’s latest software innovations for managing HPC Workloads. “This year, with the announcement of the new PBS Works 2018, Altair is once again furthering its commitment to support the needs of the entire HPC community. This new release includes significant PBS Professional updates, a brand new intuitive user interface, and several advanced admin features. It also introduces a new HPC cloud management platform that allows seamless cloud bursting and puts cloud infrastructures under your control.”

Next Generation Data Management Requirements

Next generation workloads in High Performance Computing involve more unstructured data than ever before. In this edition of Industry Perspectives, HPE explores the next generation of data management requirements as the growing volume of data places even more demand on data management capabilities. 

Bringing Big Compute to FEA

In this special guest feature, Gemma Church from Scientific Computing World discusses advances to FEA software as it is now used to simulate a wide range of physical phenomena. “With 40 years” experience in developing FEA technologies, the most significant challenges are not in the internal technical work. In fact, the major challenge might be termed institutional inertia. Many companies are hardwired with the thought that product design requires extensive physical prototyping.”

Finalists Vie for Coveted 2018 Altair Enlighten Award

Today Altair announced the finalists for the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award, which recognizes technology-focused organizations throughout the automotive industry driving innovation in vehicle lightweighting. “Every year brings more submissions and increasingly clever ways of removing weight from our vehicles. Observing the submissions grow in quantity and quality over the years is very encouraging because it demonstrates the commitment by the automotive companies and their suppliers to decrease the mass of our vehicles leading to a cleaner future for all of us.”

How DMTF and Redfish Ease System Administration

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Alan Sill from Texas Tech University describes how DMTF and the Redfish project will ease system administration for HPC clusters. “DMTF’s Redfish is a standard API designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). An open industry standard specification and schema, Redfish specifies a RESTful interface and utilizes defined JSON payloads – usable by existing client applications and browser-based GUI.”

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.”

Job of the Week: System Administrator at DE Shaw Research

DE Shaw Research in New York is seeking a System Administrator in our Job of the Week. Ideal candidates should have strong fundamental knowledge of Linux concepts such as file systems, networking, and processes in addition to practical experience administering Linux systems.

Moab Cloud for the HPC Suite Adds New Capabilities

Today Adaptive Computing Enterprises announced that it has changed the name of its flagship software product “Moab” to “Moab Cloud for the HPC Suite.” The new name more accurately reflects the product’s additional cloud-bursting capabilities. “Moab Cloud for the HPC Suite adds a new level of benefits for HPC ecosystems by combining the time-tested elements of Moab with advanced cloud-bursting capabilities. The new solution can “burst” additional workloads to an external cloud on-demand. It is easy to use, manage, and configure and integrates with on-premise resources. It offers full stack provisioning, is automated, and is very cost-effective for customers.”