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NVIDIA to Accelerate Machine Learning on VMware Cloud

Today NVIDIA and VMware announced plans to deliver accelerated GPU services for VMware Cloud on AWS to power modern enterprise applications, including AI, machine learning and data analytics workflows. These services will enable customers to seamlessly migrate VMware vSphere-based applications and containers to the cloud, unchanged, where they can be modernized to take advantage of high-performance computing, machine learning, data analytics and video processing applications.

White Paper: Basement Supercomputer beats Amazon EC2 on Cost and Performance

The good folks at Basement Supercomputing have published a white paper comparing one of the company’s on-prem Limulus personal HPC appliance to Amazon EC2 Cloud instances. The economics are quite interesting. “In this careful study equivalent EC2 cluster instances were configured using current pricing (Spring 2019). A comparison of Basement Supercomputing Limulus appliance workstations with the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) is presented. The capabilities of both approaches are discussed along with a detailed comparison of two Limulus appliance designs.”

IBM Cloud to Provide Quantum-safe Cryptography in 2020

Quantum Computing holds tremendous promise, but it could also put today’s cryptographic-based security systems at risk. Enter IBM, who just announced plans to provide quantum-safe cryptography services on the IBM public cloud in 2020. The company is now offering a Quantum Risk Assessment from IBM Security to help customers assess their risk in the quantum world. Additionally, IBM cryptographers have prototyped the world’s first quantum computing safe enterprise class tape, an important step before commercialization.

Silence the Critics: Take our Quick Survey on HPC Cloud

A recent report from Hyperion Research indicate that as much as 10 percent of HPC workloads are already in cloud and that 70 percent of HPC centers are running some jobs in public clouds. Are these numbers indicative of what you’re seeing in your workplace? There is one quick way to find out–by taking our HPC Cloud Survey.

Containerized Convergence of Big Data and Big Compute

Christian Kniep gave this talk at HPCKP’19. “This talk will dissect the convergence by refreshing the audiences’ memory on what containerization is about, segueing into why AI/ML workloads are leading to fully fledged HPC applications eventually and how this will inform the way forward. In conclusion Christian will discuss the three main challenges `Hardware Access`, `Data Access` and `Distributed Computing` in container technology and how they can be tackled by the power of open source, while focusing on the first.”

Frontera: The Next Generation NSF HPC Resource, and Why HPC Still isn’t the Cloud

Dan Stanzione from TACC gave this talk at the MVAPICH User Group. “In this talk, I will describe the main components of the award: the Phase 1 system, “Frontera”, the plans for facility operations and scientific support for the next five years, and the plans to design a Phase 2 system in the mid-2020s to be the NSF Leadership system for the latter half of the decade, with capabilities 10x beyond Frontera. The talk will also discuss the key role MVAPICH and Infiniband play in the project, and why the workload for HPC still can’t fit effectively on the cloud without advanced networking support.”

ANSYS Cloud HPC Increases Simulation throughput for Hundreds of Organizations

Engineers are unlocking increased compute capacity to achieve advancements in 5G, autonomous systems, electric vehicles, and other global megatrends thanks to ANSYS Cloud HPC, powered by Microsoft Azure. Available from directly within ANSYS engineering simulation software, ANSYS Cloud is helping organizations rapidly run high-fidelity simulations, shortening development cycles and increasing time to market. “”Organizations benefit from Azure’s vast number of on-demand compute cores to run large parallel and tightly coupled simulations, enabled by infrastructure specifically designed for HPC featuring RDMA InfiniBand. With Azure, ANSYS customers get performance without sacrificing security as sensitive proprietary data remains highly secure and protected by technologies that prohibit unauthorized access.”

Video: Big Data is Dead, Long Live Its Replacement

Tom Fisher gave this talk at the Samsung Forum. “Big Data is experiencing a second revolution. This talk will address what’s happened, how it happened and what big data is bridging too. Enterprise companies have to make business critical decisions in the coming years and the marketplace is not clear. The recent changes in the Big Data market will be reviewed as well as the effects on the related ecosystem. The goal of this presentation is to provide insights to engineers, data engineers and data scientists to better navigate a rapidly moving landscape.”

Nimbix Launches HyperHub Catalog of Cloud-enabled Applications

Today HPC cloud provider Nimbix announced the launch of HyperHub, a point-and-click catalog of HPC and accelerated applications. With the new self-service marketplace, engineers and scientists can select from a growing ecosystem of prebuilt apps and workflows and run them on any device, cloud, or on-premises infrastructure, anywhere in the world. “By providing access to a growing catalog of consumable, run-anywhere apps, HyperHub enables engineers and scientists to shorten their time-to-value when tackling complex, compute-intensive tasks like simulation and AI. HyperHub’s open marketplace structure also encourages ISVs and partners to continue building and publishing additional high-quality HPC apps for these professionals to use.”

Moving HPC to the Cloud? Take our insideHPC Survey

How big is the move to HPC in the Cloud? “A recent report from Hyperion Research indicate that as much as 10 percent of HPC workloads are already in cloud and that 70 percent of HPC centers are running some jobs in public clouds. Do these reports of increasing HPC Cloud migration match what you readers are experiencing? There is one quick way to find out–by taking our HPC Cloud Survey.”