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Radio Free HPC: Is Amazon’s Graviton2 Ready for Prime (Time)?

The show starts on a high note, with Henry’s audio being amazingly echo free. Usually we hear a lot of echo as Henry talks, which is due to the rammed earth walls of his new abode, plus the fact that there isn’t any carpeting or anything else to absorb his nasal tones. But somehow Henry […]

UNC, RENCI Part of NSF Grant for Cloud Testbed

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and its Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) are part of a research team that has secured a $10 million grant to extend the cloud computing testbed project called Chameleon. The four-year grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, will enable the multi-institutional initiative to “broaden in scope.” Among the new features: reproducibility, […]

Rescale Announces Two Executive Appointments

Rescale Inc., the enterprise big compute in the cloud specialist, today announced the appointment of two new senior executives: Gerhard Esterhuizen, who joins the company as VP of engineering, where he will be responsible for building out the company’s HPC platform technologies; and Terry Denzer, a 25-year sales leadership veteran, who joins Rescale as the […]

WekaIO Expands Cloud Offering with Kubernetes Container Storage Interface

CAMPBELL, Calif. – August 18, 2020 – WekaIO (Weka), provider of high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today introduced the Kubernetes (K8s) CSI (Container Storage Interface) plugin, allowing its customers to deliver Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) functionality utilizing the Weka File System (WekaFS), the world’s fastest and most scalable parallel file system for high performance workloads. Stateful applications […]

AWS Announces GA of Quantum Development Environment

Amazon Web Services today announced the general availability of Amazon Braket, a development environment for exploring and designing quantum algorithms. AWS said Braket tests and troubleshoots quantum algorithms on simulated quantum computers running on computing resources in AWS. Users can then use Braket to run their quantum algorithms on their choice of quantum processors based on […]

vScaler Integrates SLURM with GigaIO FabreX for Elastic HPC Cloud Device Scaling

Open source private HPC cloud specialist vScaler today announced the integration of SLURM workload manager with GigaIO’s FabreX for elastic scaling of PCI devices and HPC disaggregation. FabreX, which GigaIO describes as the “first in-memory network,” supports vScaler’s private cloud appliances for such workloads such as deep learning, biotechnology and big data analytics. vScaler’s disaggregated […]

Nissan Shifts to Oracle Cloud for CFD, 3D Visualization HPC Design Workloads

Oracle announced today that Nissan Motor Co. is migrating its on-premises engineering simulation HPC workloads to run on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural simulation techniques to design and test cars for external aerodynamics and structural failures. Oracle said Nissan chose its cloud platform for its bare-metal compute, RDMA […]

Intersect360: HPC Industry Down 3.7% Due to COVID-19, First Decline in a Decade

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has announced its forecast for the HPC industry for this year and next, predicting a 3.7 percent decline for 2020 with a market rebound in 2021. Pegging the size of the industry at $39 billion in 2019, a jump of 8.2 percent from 2018, the firm predicted “significant disruption” to the HPC market in the short term as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic followed by a corresponding spike upward in 2021.

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Supercomputing Populist Merle Giles on the Business Realities of Commercial HPC

This interview is with Merle Giles, founder and CEO of Moonshot Research and a tireless advocate for HPC’s role as an accelerator to industrial innovation. While he was at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his team partnered with nearly 60 percent of the manufacturers in the U.S. FORTUNE100®, as well as with bio-medical, chemical, tech, oil and gas, and agriculture companies. He and his corporate partners were founding members of two key digital manufacturing consortia….

Core Scientific Acquires Atrio, Adds to its AI Capabilities as the Cloud for Data Scientists

 Core Scientific, an infrastructure and software solutions provider for AI and blockchain led by CEO Kevin Turner, the former COO of Microsoft, announced the acquisition of certain assets and technology of Atrio Inc., a performance-critical AI and HPC cloud services company. Core Scientific has also recently partnered with Nvidia, the inventor of the GPU, as well […]