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Quantum StorNext Makes Cloud Content More Accessible, Speeds Data Retrieval

Today Quantum Corp. announced new advancements for its StorNext file system and data management software designed to make cloud content more accessible, with significantly improved read and write speeds for any cloud and object store based storage solution. “We are working closely with our customers to innovate and enhance the capabilities of our StorNext file system,” said Ed Fiore, Vice President and General Manager, Primary Storage, Quantum. “At this time when customers are forced to work remotely, the flexibility to move content between locations, both on-premise and cloud datacenters, is critical. This latest version of StorNext software adds new ways to archive content and access it in the cloud and is another step toward providing a seamless bridge between on-premise and the cloud.”

Adaptive Computing frees up Cloud HPC for researchers fighting COVID-19

Adaptive Computing is now making HPC access available for anyone working on COVID-19 related projects. Adaptive’s NODUS Cloud OS solution makes it simple to scale computing resources to your workloads and run compute intensive models and simulations from remote locations. Adaptive Computing is providing temporary software licenses to researchers and scientists who are currently working […]

Inspur InCloud OpenStack Sets Records on New SPEC Cloud Tests

The Inspur InCloud OpenStack has set new records for four key indicators in the latest SPEC Cloud IaaS test to lead the world in technology performance, scalability, application instances, and provisioning time. “The test results show that InCloud OpenStack can efficiently complete the scheduling of various loads such as I/O and computing, and its performance growth shows leading linear scalability. Therefore, it is fully capable of meeting the cloud requirements of users, whether they are traditional business requirements or cloud requirements for innovative applications such as big data and artificial intelligence.”

Azure HPC Cache: File caching for high performance computing

In this video, Scott Jeschonek from Microsoft describes the performance advantages of Azure HPC Cache. “Whether you are rendering a movie scene, searching for variants in a genome, or running machine learning against a data set, HPC Cache can provide very low latency high throughput access to the required file data. Even more, your data can remain on its Network Attached Storage (NAS) environment in your data center while you drive your jobs into Azure Compute.”

Video: Fighting COVID-19 with HPE’s Sentinel supercomputer through the cloud

At HPE, we believe in being a force for good, so when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, HPE quickly made available supercomputing resources, along with a dedicated technical staff, free of charge to help scientists tackle complex research. That’s when we met Dr. Baudry and set him and his team up on HPE’s Sentinel supercomputer, which can perform 147 trillion floating point operations per second and store 830 terabytes of data. Sentinel – which is as fast as the earth’s entire population performing 20,000 calculations per second – is significantly accelerating discovery and saving months of research time and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

HPE GreenLake Central brings self-service experience on-prem

Today HPC announced that HPE GreenLake Central is now generally available. This advanced software platform provides customers with a consistent cloud experience for all their applications and data, through an online portal and operations console that runs, manages and optimizes their entire hybrid cloud estate. In addition, HPE is introducing enhancements to its as-a-Service portfolio with support for data management and file storage, and an enhanced co-location offering through partnerships with Cohesity, Qumulo, and CyrusOne, respectively.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors Power Oracle Cloud E3 Platform

Today, AMD announced that 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are powering the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute E3 platform, bringing a new level of high-performance computing to Oracle Cloud. “The Oracle Cloud E3 Platform enables customers to run HPC workloads such as risk simulations, molecular modeling, and contextual search. Customers will have access to virtual machines that support higher core counts, increased memory bandwidth, and the highest core count for any bare metal instance on any public cloud to run any workload.”

Agile HPC with VMware Cloud Foundation & UberCloud

Thomas Francis from the UberCloud and Mohan Potheri from VMware gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “In this solution we combine the capabilities of the VMware platform, with the solution provided by UberCloud which leverages the automation capabilities of Terraform with the unique packaging and distributing capabilities of docker-based HPC containers to dynamically deploy HPC applications on the vSphere platform.”

Intelligent Video Analytics Pushes Demand for High Performance Computing at the Edge

In this special guest feature, Tim Miller, VP of Product Marketing at One Stop Systems (OSS), writes that his company is addressing the common requirements for video analytic applications with its AI on the Fly® building blocks. AI on the Fly is defined as moving datacenter levels of HPC and AI compute capabilities to the edge.

Jetstream and XSEDE resources available for pandemic research

As part of the worldwide effort to understand and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University’s Jetstream, which offers cloud-based, on-demand computing and data analysis resources within the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), is fast-tracking projects that respond to the crisis. “Through the COVID-19 HPC Consortium, Jetstream will provide vital high-performance computing resources. Specifically, priority use of IU’s Jetstream cloud system for analysis of the virus and searches for cures and vaccines. Jetstream offers cloud-based, on-demand computing and data analysis resources, in support of research related to COVID-19.”