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IBM Spectrum LSF Powers HPC at SC17

In this video from SC17, Gabor Samu describes how IBM Spectrum LSF helps users orchestrate HPC workloads. “This week we celebrate the release of our second agile update to IBM Spectrum LSF 10. And it’s our silver anniversary… 25 years of IBM Spectrum LSF! The IBM Spectrum LSF Suites portfolio redefines cluster virtualization and workload management by providing a tightly integrated solution for demanding, mission-critical HPC environments that can increase both user productivity and hardware utilization while decreasing system management costs.”

Dell EMC Powers HPC at University of Liverpool with Alces Flight

Today Dell EMC announced a joint solution with Alces Flight and AWS to provide HPC for the University of Liverpool. Dell EMC will provide a fully managed on-premises HPC cluster while a cloud-based HPC account for students and researchers will enable cloud bursting computational capacity. “We are pleased to be working with Dell EMC and Alces Flight on this new venture,” said Cliff Addison, Head of Advanced Research Computing at the University of Liverpool. “The University of Liverpool has always maintained cutting-edge technology and by architecting flexible access to computational resources on AWS we’re setting the bar even higher for what can be achieved in HPC.”

Job of the Week: Senior HPC Architect at Xtreme Design

Xtreme Design is seeking a Senior HPC Cloud Architect in our Job of the Week. “XTREME Design is seeking an HPC-focused Cloud Architect to join our team and continue development of the XTREME family of products and solutions, and specifically the virtual supercomputing-on-demand service – XTREME DNA. You will have the opportunity to help shape and execute product designs that will build mindshare and promote broad use of XTREME products and solutions.”

Microsoft Azure Becomes First Global Cloud Provider to Deploy AMD EPYC

Today AMD announced the first public cloud instances powered by the AMD EPYC processor. Microsoft Azure has deployed AMD EPYC processors in its datacenters in advance of preview for its latest L-Series of Virtual Machines (VM) for storage optimized workloads. The Lv2 VM family will take advantage of the high-core count and connectivity support of […]

VMware moves Virtualized HPC Forward at SC17

In this video from SC17, and Martin Yip and Josh Simons from VMware describe how the company is moving Virtualized HPC forward. “In recent years, virtualization has started making major inroads into the realm of High Performance Computing, an area that was previously considered off-limits. In application areas such as life sciences, electronic design automation, financial services, Big Data, and digital media, people are discovering that there are benefits to running a virtualized infrastructure that are similar to those experienced by enterprise applications, but also unique to HPC.”

Verne Global Launches hpcDIRECT, an HPC as a Service Platform

Today Verne Global in Iceland announced hpcDIRECT, a powerful, agile and efficient HPC-as-a-service (HPCaaS) platform. hpcDIRECT provides a fully scalable, bare metal service with the ability to rapidly provision the full performance of HPC servers uncontended and in a secure manner.“With hpcDIRECT, we take the complexity and capital costs out of scaling HPC and bring greater accessibility and more agility in terms of how IT architects plan and schedule their workloads.”

DDN Simplifies High Performance Storage at SC17

In this video from SC17 in Denver, James Coomer from DDN describes how the company is driving high performance storage for HPC. For more than 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed, and optimized systems, software, and solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities, and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors come to Penguin on Demand HPC Cloud

Penguin Computing has announced plans to deploy more than 11,500 cores of the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processor in their Penguin Computing On-Demand HPC cloud. “The latest Intel Xeon Scalable processor expansion will provide an ideal compute environment for MPI workloads that can leverage thousands of cores for computation. We have significant customer demand for POD HPC cloud in applicable areas like high-resolution weather forecasting and computational fluid dynamics, including solutions from software partners like ANSYS, Flow Science and CD-adapco.”

Excelero NVMesh powers Canada’s new SciNet Petascale Storage Facility

Today Excelero announced that SciNet, Canada’s largest supercomputer center, has deployed Excelero’s NVMesh server SAN for the highly efficient, cost-effective storage behind a new supercomputer at the University of Toronto. “For SciNet, NVMesh is an extremely cost-effective method of achieving unheard-of burst buffer bandwidth,” said Dr. Daniel Gruner, chief technical officer, SciNet High Performance Computing Consortium. “By adding commodity flash drives and NVMesh software to compute nodes, and to a low-latency network fabric that was already provided for the supercomputer itself, NVMesh provides redundancy without impacting target CPUs. This enables standard servers to go beyond their usual role in acting as block targets – the servers now can also act as file servers.”

Video: Altair Serves Up HPC with PBS Pro at SC17

In this video from the Altair Tiki Bar at SC17, Bill Nitzberg describes the company’s open sources solutions for HPC system management. “PBS Professional automates job scheduling, management, monitoring and reporting, and is the trusted solution for complex Top500 systems as well as smaller cluster owners.”