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Virtual SC20 Retrospective: Thinkers’ Thoughts on HPC Today and Tomorrow

Check out this assemblages’ reflections on last week’s virtual SC20. Their thoughts range from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable (and worth going back and watching, if you missed them). Among the topics covered: The convergence of the Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists, the emerging earmarks of machine learning HPC workloads and the validity of supercomputing predictions made at SC in 2006 over against predictions for 2035.

HPC-Scale Data Management for the Enterprise That’s Easier and More Cost-Efficient than NAS

In this sponsored post, Shailesh Manjrekar, Head of AI and Strategic Alliances, WekaIO, discusses how WekaFS is designed to enable organizations to maximize the full value of their high-powered IT investments – compute, networking and storage. The latest evolution of Weka technology includes new features designed to deliver ease-of-management and performance, at any scale, with a unified global namespace from flash to object storage to the cloud.

insideHPC Guide to QCT Platform-on-Demand Designed for Converged Workloads

In this insideHPC technology guide, “insideHPC Guide to QCT Platform-on-Demand Designed for Converged Workloads,”as we’ll see, by relying on open source software and the latest high performance/low cost system architectures, it is possible to build scalable hybrid on-premises solutions that satisfy the needs of converged HPC/AI workloads while being robust and easily manageable.

IBM to Acquire Performance Monitoring Company Instana for Hybrid Cloud and AI

IBM today announced plans to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. IBM said the acquisition will help businesses better manage applications spanning the hybrid clouds and that it strengthens IBM’s  AI-powered automation capabilities. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close within several […]

At SC20: Hyperion Sees COVID HPC Impact Sharp but Short; HPE in Server Lead; Aurora 12+/- Months Late; Cloud HPC Heating Up

One thing – another thing – regular SC conference attendees have to do without this pandemic year is industry analyst firm Hyperion Research’s annual HPC market update breakfast, always held in a large hotel function room before a well-fed, SRO crowd. Instead, Hyperion delivered its update virtually, and much of the discussion, not surprisingly, revolved […]

At SC20: Bright Computing Launches HPC Cluster Manager 9.1

Today, Bright Computing, a specialist in Linux cluster automation and management software for HPC and machine learning, announced the latest version of Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) software. Version 9.1 is designed to simplify building and managing clusters from edge to core to cloud with the following features: Integration with VMware vSphere allowing virtual HPC clusters […]

Where to Go and What to Do at Virtual SC20: These HPC Experts Give Guidance

As you plan for next week’s Virtual SC20, we thought it would be helpful to ask four HPC industry experts for guidance regarding the sessions, trends, news and other highlights worthy of your attention coming out of what one of our panelists, Dr. Thomas Sterling of the University of Indiana (and of Beowulf cluster pioneering fame), described as “a diverse and rich” program agenda.

IBM and AMD in ‘Confidential Computing’ Agreement for Cloud and AI Acceleration

IBM and AMD today announced a multi-year development agreement to enhance the security and artificial intelligence offerings of both companies. The effort builds on open-source software, open standards and open system architectures to drive Confidential Computing in the cloud (see below) and support accelerators across high-performance computing and enterprise critical capabilities such as virtualization and […]

Dell Launches Ready Solutions and HPC Cloud Collaborations for AI, Life Sciences, Manufacturing

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) announces new Dell EMC Ready Solutions and high-performance computing (HPC) cloud service provider collaborations to accelerate AI and advanced computing innovation in healthcare, life sciences and manufacturing. The new Dell EMC Ready Solution for HPC Genomics is engineered to help companies get systems for genomic analysis into production. Modular building blocks with […]

UberCloud Releases Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud HPC Application Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — UberCloud has announced its next-generation HPC Application Platform, designed to support the way enterprises run HPC applications today. With cloud providers offering improved security, better cost/performance, and seemingly endless compute capacity, more enterprises are turning to cloud for their HPC workloads. However, many companies are finding that replicating an existing on-premise HPC […]