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Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities

This whitepaper is an insideHPC Special Research Report sponsored by Univa: Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities. Today many organizations solve their most difficult computational challenges by creating their own on-premises, compute-intensive, high performance data center. The latest hardware and software innovations have removed barriers that prevented many organizations from embracing HPC solutions. Alternatively, […]

HPE and Cray Unveil HPC and AI Solutions Optimized for the Exascale Era

Today HPE announced it will deliver the industry’s most comprehensive HPC and AI portfolio for the exascale era, which is characterized by explosive data growth and new converged workloads such as HPC, AI, and analytics. “The addition of Cray, Inc., which HPE recently acquired, bolsters HPE’s HPC and AI solutions to now encompass an end-to-end supercomputing architecture across compute, interconnect, software, storage and services, delivered on premises, hybrid or as-a-Service. Now every enterprise can leverage the same foundational HPC technologies that power the world’s fastest systems, and integrate them into their data centers to unlock insights and fuel new discovery.”

Altair Teams with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for HPC

“Altair and Oracle have teamed up to help customers quickly expand their engineering and high performance computing (HPC) capacity in Oracle’s cloud. Altair HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance is a fully managed engineering service that provides modeling and visualization software, solvers, and post-processing tools—all on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The solution offers simplified administration, unlimited use of Altair HyperWorks™ applications, and full global support from Altair’s team. Plus, it’s pre-configured and ready to use on day one.”

DDN Launches New Data Management Capabilities and Platforms for AI and HPC

Today DDN announced new infrastructure and multicloud solutions ahead of its return to SC19 in Denver. “We are adding serious data management, collaboration and security capabilities to the most scalable file solution in the world. EXA5 gives you mission critical availability whilst consistently performing at scale” said James Coomer, senior vice president of product, DDN. “Our 20 years’ experience in delivering the most powerful at-scale data platforms is all baked into EXA5. We outperform everything on the market and now we do so with unmatched capability.”

Mellanox Announces HDR InfiniBand-to-Ethernet Gateway Appliance for High Performance Data Centers

Today Mellanox introduced Mellanox Skyway, a 200 gigabit HDR InfiniBand to Ethernet gateway appliance. Mellanox Skyway enables a scalable and efficient way to connect the high-performance, low-latency InfiniBand data center to external Ethernet infrastructures or connectivity. Mellanox Skyway is the next generation of the existing 56 gigabit FDR InfiniBand to 40 gigabit Ethernet gateway system, deployed in multiple data centers around the world.

What to expect at SC19

In this special guest feature, Dr. Rosemary Francis gives her perspective on what to look for at SC19 conference next week in Denver. “There are always many questions circling the HPC market in the run up to Supercomputing. In 2019, the focus is even more focused on the cloud in previous years. Here are a few of the topics that could occupy your coffee queue conversations in Denver this year.”

XTREME-D Now Accepting US Orders for Unique HPC Cloud Platform

Today Award-winning Japanese HPC Cloud company XTREME-D today announced that its flagship product, XTREME-Stargate, will be available in the US in Q1. “XTREME-Stargate is a fully automated service for deploying, monitoring, and managing a virtual supercomputer on public or private cloud, and includes managed services via Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), system software for automation, high performance storage, and specialized professional services provided by XTREME-D’s HPC architecture team.”

Enabling HPC with Intel on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Services built on Intel technology offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center. “With optimized Intel processors, solid state drives, and other Intel-based technologies such as Intel Resource Director, Oracle Cloud offers solutions that enable enterprises to architect long-term strategies and solutions to meet their unique business requirements. Intel technologies utilized by Oracle Cloud support the broadest set of workloads, including media processing, machine learning, data analytics, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.”

Get Infrastructure As-a-Service with new Dell Technologies On Demand

Today Dell rolled out Dell Technologies On Demand, a set of consumption-based and as-a-service offerings. “Dell Technologies On Demand makes it possible for organizations to plan, deploy and manage their entire IT footprint.They can choose how they consume and pay for IT solutions that meet their needs with the freedom and flexibility to evolve as their needs change over time.”

Enabling Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Scale

In this video, Doug O’Flaherty from IBM describes how Spectrum Scale Storage (GPFS) helps Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers high performance for HPC applications. “To deliver insights, an organization’s underlying storage must support new-era big data and artificial intelligence workloads along with traditional applications while ensuring security, reliability and high performance. IBM Spectrum Scale meets these challenges as a high-performance solution for managing data at scale with the distinctive ability to perform archive and analytics in place.”