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Dell Technologies Interview: Univ. of Liverpool’s Hybrid HPC Strategy Boosts Scientific Computing with a Burst

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  In a recent Dell Technologies interview on this site, we talkied about HPC-as-a-Service with R Systems, provider HPC-on-demand resources and technical expertise in partnership with Dell HPC Cloud Services. Now, in this interview, we have a variant within this HPC segment: bursting to the cloud when an on-premises cluster needs a resource boost. Faced with this situation was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists.
Faced with this need was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the University’s Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla’s resources, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists….

AWS Launches Storage-Optimized EC2 Instances (I4i) Powered by Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors

April 27, 2022 — Amazon Web Services has launched new new I4i instances powered by the latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. The company said The instances offer up to 30 TB of NVMe storage using AWS Nitro SSD devices that are custom-built by AWS, and are […]

Qumulo Launches ‘Cloud Now’ Program with 1 Free Petabyte of Storage

SEATTLE – Apr. 25, 2022 – Qumulo, a high performance data storage and management company, today unveiled “Cloud Now,” a new program that offers cloud builders the ability to create and test up to one petabyte (PB) of multi-cloud file storage at no cost*. As the only multi-cloud file platform able to run massive data […]

@HPCpodcast: What’s New in HPC-class Storage and a New Feature: Top of the News

Join us for this episode – episode 20, be it noted – of the @HPCpodcast. It includes a new segment, Top of The News, offering a look at the top HPC developments of the week. Our discussion features federal funding for PsiQuantum and Global Foundries’ quantum computing research in upstate New York, along with AMD’s proposed acquisition of Pensando and Fujitsu’s new HPC cloud offerings that includes supercomputing technology used in the world’s most powerful HPC system, Fugaku.

Fujitsu Launches Computing as a Service for HPC and AI

Tokyo, April 6, 2022 — Fujitsu today announced “Fujitsu Computing as a Service” (CaaS) offering computing resources such as Fujitsu’s quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology; AI and machine learning software applications; and technology used in the Arm-based “Fugaku,” the world’s top-ranked supercomputer. Fujitsu said it began preorders today for for Fujitsu Cloud Service HPC, which offers […]

Rescale Helps Zero-Emissions Energy Company Amogy Develop Clean Ammonia Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2022 — Rescale, the maker of high performance computing solutions built for the cloud to accelerate engineering innovation, today announced it was collaborating with clean energy pioneer Amogy to develop a technology that uses ammonia-based solutions to power ships, trucks, planes and trains, and slash 10% of global greenhouse emissions by 2040. “Today, heavy-duty […]

Dell Technologies Interview: R Systems and its HPC-on-Demand Partnership with Dell

HPC-as-a-Service is one of the hot growth sectors of the high performance computing industry. R Systems is a significant player in this arena, providing HPC-on-demand resources and technical expertise to commercial and institutional research clients in partnership with Dell HPC Cloud Services. R Systems offers bare-metal clusters and a variety of solutions for client’s HPC needs, including lease time on clusters for bursting, no charges for data ingress and egress, and HPC support and expertise for short-term and long-term projects (more details can be….

Samsung and Western Digital Form Zoned (Block) Storage Collaboration

Samsung Electronics and Western Digital today announced a collaboration around zoned storage, which is a form of block storage, focused on data placement, processing and fabrics (D2PF) technologies. Western Digital has said zone storage is designed for workloads with increasingly voluminous and complex data management needs, creating “block storage devices that have their address space […]

Aruba ESP Delivers Cloud-native Services to Deploy Edge-to-Cloud Networks

SAN JOSE & LAS VEGAS — Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced advancements to Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform), with new functionality in Aruba Central to enable organizations to keep pace with rapidly changing business requirements. The new Aruba Central NetConductor allows enterprises to centralize the management of distributed networks with cloud-native services that simplify […]

Hyperion Research: 2021 HPC Market Growth Up 13.8% Over Previous Year

HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research today announced overall spending for HPC grew from $30.6 billion (USD) in 2020 to $34.8 billion (USD) in 2021, counting both on-premises and cloud spending, an increase of 13.8 percent. Total on-prem HPC server sales for 2021 reached $14.8 billion (USD) reflecting a strong 9.1 percent growth over the […]