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Rescale Brings HPC Workloads to the Cloud at SC17

In this video from SC17, Gabriel Broner from Rescale describes how the company brings HPC Workloads to the Cloud. “Rescale offers HPC in the cloud for engineers and scientists, delivering computational performance on-demand. Using the latest hardware architecture at cloud providers and supercomputing centers, Rescale enables users to extend their on-premise system with optimized HPC in the cloud.”

Slidecast: HPC and the Cloud – Announcing the Ellexus Container Checker

In this slidecast, Dr. Rosemary Francis describes the new Ellexus Container Checker, a pioneering cloud-based tool that provides visibility into the inner workings of Docker containers. “Container Checker will help people using cloud platforms to quickly detect problems within their containers before they are let loose on the cloud to potentially waste time and compute spend. Estimates suggest that up to 45% of cloud spend is wasted due in part to unknown application activity and unsuitable storage decisions, which is what we want to help businesses tackle.”

Baidu Deploys AMD EPYC Single Socket Platforms for ‘ABC’ Datacenters

“Baidu’s mission is to make a complex world simpler through technology, and we are constantly looking to discover and apply the latest cutting-edge technologies, innovations, and solutions to business. AMD EPYC processors provide Baidu with a new level of energy efficient and powerful computing capability.”

MeDiCI – How to Withstand a Research Data Tsunami

Jake Carroll from The Queensland Brain Institute gave this talk at the DDN User Group. “The Metropolitan Data Caching Infrastructure (MeDiCI) project is a data storage fabric developed and trialled at UQ that delivers data to researchers where needed at any time. The “magic” of MeDiCI is it offers the illusion of a single virtual data centre next door even when it is actually distributed over potentially very wide areas with varying network connectivity.”

New Avere FXT Edge Filer Doubles Performance, Capacity, and Bandwidth for Challenging Workloads

Today Avere Systems introduced the top-of-the-line FXT Edge filer, the FXT 5850. Designed for high data-growth industries, the new FXT enables customers to speed time to market, produce higher quality output and modernize the IT infrastructure with both cloud and advanced networking technologies.

“Our customers in the fields of scientific research, financial services, media and entertainment and others are nearing the limits of the modern data center with ever-increasing workload demands,” said Jeff Tabor, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Avere Systems. “Built on Avere’s enterprise-proven file system technology, FXT 5850 delivers unparalleled performance and capacity to support the most compute-intensive environments and help our customers accelerate their businesses.”

IBM Spectrum LSF Powers HPC at SC17

In this video from SC17, Gabor Samu describes how IBM Spectrum LSF helps users orchestrate HPC workloads. “This week we celebrate the release of our second agile update to IBM Spectrum LSF 10. And it’s our silver anniversary… 25 years of IBM Spectrum LSF! The IBM Spectrum LSF Suites portfolio redefines cluster virtualization and workload management by providing a tightly integrated solution for demanding, mission-critical HPC environments that can increase both user productivity and hardware utilization while decreasing system management costs.”

Dell EMC Powers HPC at University of Liverpool with Alces Flight

Today Dell EMC announced a joint solution with Alces Flight and AWS to provide HPC for the University of Liverpool. Dell EMC will provide a fully managed on-premises HPC cluster while a cloud-based HPC account for students and researchers will enable cloud bursting computational capacity. “We are pleased to be working with Dell EMC and Alces Flight on this new venture,” said Cliff Addison, Head of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Liverpool. “The University of Liverpool has always maintained cutting-edge technology and by architecting flexible access to computational resources on AWS we’re setting the bar even higher for what can be achieved in HPC.”

Job of the Week: Senior HPC Architect at Xtreme Design

Xtreme Design is seeking a Senior HPC Cloud Architect in our Job of the Week. “XTREME Design is seeking an HPC-focused Cloud Architect to join our team and continue development of the XTREME family of products and solutions, and specifically the virtual supercomputing-on-demand service – XTREME DNA. You will have the opportunity to help shape and execute product designs that will build mindshare and promote broad use of XTREME products and solutions.”

Microsoft Azure Becomes First Global Cloud Provider to Deploy AMD EPYC

Today AMD announced the first public cloud instances powered by the AMD EPYC processor. Microsoft Azure has deployed AMD EPYC processors in its datacenters in advance of preview for its latest L-Series of Virtual Machines (VM) for storage optimized workloads. The Lv2 VM family will take advantage of the high-core count and connectivity support of […]

VMware moves Virtualized HPC Forward at SC17

In this video from SC17, and Martin Yip and Josh Simons from VMware describe how the company is moving Virtualized HPC forward. “In recent years, virtualization has started making major inroads into the realm of High Performance Computing, an area that was previously considered off-limits. In application areas such as life sciences, electronic design automation, financial services, Big Data, and digital media, people are discovering that there are benefits to running a virtualized infrastructure that are similar to those experienced by enterprise applications, but also unique to HPC.”