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Top 10 Things to Look Forward to at ISC 2019

In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon from Cloud Native Computing Foundation lists her favorite things coming up this week at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. “For the third year, I am the chair of the Inclusivity Committee for the conference. This year we are expanding the message and focus. Inclusivity is more than numbers. It’s about everyone feeling welcome, without regard to gender, nationality, or sexual orientation.”

Six Nines to Showcase AWS-Powered HPC at ISC 2019

AWS HPC partner Six Nines is showcasing its HPC solutions for AWS this week at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. Based in Oakland, Six Nines offers a full range of expert-level cloud consulting services and solutions to accelerate cloud adoption and reduce risk, including a cloud adoption framework, migration assessments, cost & billing optimization and HPC solutions.

Kmesh.io – Multicloud Lustre-as-a-Service

Vinay Gaonkar from Kmesh.io gave this talk at LUG 2019. “The need for cloud-based Lustre, he explained, is driven by both technological and business factors. In the end, this all adds up to a trend in which the cloud world is moving from heavy use of centralized data lakes to a much more flexible and responsive architecture of many smaller, distributed data ponds.”

Agenda Posted: Exacomm 2019 Workshop at ISC High Performance

“The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and software/hardware designers from academia, industry and national laboratories who are involved in creating network-based computing solutions for extreme scale architectures. The objectives of this workshop will be to share the experiences of the members of this community and to learn the opportunities and challenges in the design trends for exascale communication architectures.”

Benchmarking MPI Applications in Singularity Containers on Traditional HPC and Cloud Infrastructures

Andrei Plamada from ETH Zurich gave this talk at the hpc-ch forum on Cloud and Containers. “Singularity is a container solution that promises to both integrate MPI applications seamlessly and run containers without privilege escalation. These benefits make Singularity a potentially good candidate for the scientific high-performance computing community. However, the performance overhead introduced by Singularity is unclear. In this work we will analyze the overhead and the user experience on both traditional HPC and cloud infrastructures.”

Tachyum Boots Linux on Universal Processor Chip

Today Tachyum announced it has successfully deployed the Linux OS on its Prodigy Universal Processor architecture, a foundation for 64-core, ultra-low power, high-performance processor. “Running an OS directly on the chip, without attaching to another host processor as an accelerator or other workaround, signals to the industry that Tachyum compiler and software is stable, mature, and approaching production-quality.”

Univa Navops Launch Speeds HPC Workload Migration to the Cloud

Today Univa announced its latest version of Navops Launch, version 1.1, which offers enterprise users the ability to migrate their HPC workloads and processes to the cloud with higher efficiency and agility. “The Univa team designed its newest version of Navops Launch to help make the administration of day-to-day cloud usage simpler than an unrestricted cloud queue as a way to help control costs, while still optimizing on efficiency and agility. We strive to make our customers cloud experience as close to a NoOps model as possible.”

Video: Kubernetes for Biomedical Analysis

Kevin Sayers from the University of Basel gave this talk at the hpc-ch forum. “The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics BioMedIT project is developing the computing infrastructure which will enable biomedical analyses on sensitive human data across multiple sites as part of the Swiss Personalized Health Network. This presentation will focus on our experience assessing Kubernetes to support these biomedical workloads, and the benefits it provides to researchers in the community.”

Ian Foster to receive IEEE Charles Babbage Award

Ian Foster has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Charles Babbage Award for his outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorithms, and technologies for scalable distributed applications. “Foster’s research deals with distributed, parallel, and data-intensive computing technologies, and innovative applications of those technologies to scientific problems in such domains as materials science, climate change, and biomedicine. His Globus software is widely used in national and international cyberinfrastructures.”

DDN Completes Acquisition of Nexenta

Today DDN announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Nexenta, the market leader in Software Defined Storage for 5G and Internet of Things (IoT), creating the Nexenta by DDN division. “The acquisition brings three technology powerhouses together; DDN Storage, Tintri by DDN and now Nexenta by DDN, for the benefit of its customers’ AI and multi-cloud data strategies. DDN now holds a suite of products, solutions, and services that enable AI and multi-cloud to deliver the greatest impact to the emerging IoT markets.”