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Best Practices for Building, Deploying & Managing HPC Clusters

In today’s markets, a successful HPC cluster can be a formidable competitive advantage. And many are turning to these tools to stay competitive in the HPC market. That said, these systems are inherently very complex, and have to be built, deployed and managed properly to realize their full potential. A new report from Bright Computing explore best practices for HPC clusters. 

Podcast: Rescale powers Innovation in Antenna Design

In this Big Compute podcast, Gabriel Broner hosts Mike Hollenbeck, founder and CTO at Optisys. Optisys is a startup that is changing the antenna industry. Using HPC in the cloud and 3D printing they are able to design customized antennas which are much smaller, lighter and higher performing than traditional antennas.

Univa Launches HPC Cloud Migration News Portal

Today Univa launched a HPC Cloud Migration, a new portal for news, events, and resources centered around High Performance Computing. “The high-performance computing industry is at an exciting growth stage, fueled by new application deployment models (such as AI and machine learning) new cloud-service offerings and advances in management software. HPC is all about scale and speed in which users are pushing to accelerate their most complex HPC workloads’ time to completion. As a result, IT organizations are looking to maximize their HPC computing resources for harnessing the cloud.”

Qualcomm to bring power-efficient AI Inference to the Cloud

Today Qualcomm announced that it is bringing the Company’s artificial intelligence expertise to the cloud with the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100. “Our all new Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 accelerator will significantly raise the bar for the AI inference processing relative to any combination of CPUs, GPUs, and/or FPGAs used in today’s data centers,” said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

SingularityPRO comes to Google Cloud

Today Sylabs announced a multi-phase collaboration with Google Cloud as a technology partner. Aimed at systematically addressing enterprise requirements in a cloud-native fashion, the first phase of the collaboration will be based upon availability of Sylabs’ SingularityPRO via the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. “Singularity is a widely adopted container runtime that implements a unique security model to mitigate privilege escalation risks, and provides a platform to capture a complete application environment into a single file.”

Making HPC Cloud a Reality in the Federal Space

Martin Rieger from Penguin Computing gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Built on a secure, high-performance bare-metal server platform with supercomputing-grade, non-blocking InfiniBand interconnects infrastructure, Penguin on Demand can handle the most challenging simulation and analytics. But, because of access via the cloud (from either a traditional Linux command line interface (CLI) or a secure web portal) you get both instant accesses and extreme scalability — without having to invest in on-premise infrastructure or the associated operational costs.”

Video: HPC Market Update from Hyperion Research

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Santa Fe, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research presents an HPC Market Update. The company helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy.

XTREME-Stargate G2 Service to offer Next-gen cloud Supercomputing for AI

Today Cloud HPC company XTREME-D today announced the official release of XTREME-Stargate G2, what it calls “next-gen cloud supercomputing for AI” with Intel’s latest CPU. “Announced in October, XTREME-Stargate has an increasing number of early adopters among commercial companies, national laboratories, and academia. The device provides High Performance Computing and graphics processing and is cost effective for both simulation and data analysis.”

Survey: Companies are moving Mission Critical Apps to the Cloud

For the first time, a majority of companies are putting mission critical apps in the cloud, according to the latest report released today by Cloud Foundry Foundation. The study revealed that companies treat digital transformation as a constant cycle of adaptation rather than a one-time fix. As part of that process, cloud technologies such as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), containers and serverless continue to grow at scale, while microservices and AI/ML are next to be integrated into their workflows.

Video: Defining A New Efficiency Standard for HPC Data Centers

Björn Brynjulfsson from Etix Everywhere gave this talk at CloudFest 2019. “Benefiting from very favorable ambient conditions and drawing on a background of designing, building and operating both high end facilities and super economical blockchain facilities we will show how the Etix team meet the challenge in Blönduós Iceland. The presentation describes how Etix delivered a 45 MW, ultra-green, HPC facility with lowest TCO in class, in under 9 months from start to finish.”