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Podcast: SCR Scalable Checkpoint/Restart Paves the Way for Exascale

A software product called the Scalable Checkpoint/Restart (SCR) Framework 2.0 recently won an R&D 100 Award. In this episode, Elsa Gonsiorowski and Kathryn Mohror of LLNL discuss what SCR does, the challenges involved in creating it, and the impact it is expected to have in HPC. “SCR enables HPC simulations to take advantage of hierarchical storage systems, without complex code modifications. With SCR, the input/output (I/O) performance of scientific simulations can be improved by orders of magnitude.”

Moving HPC to the Cloud with Easy8 and Bright Cluster Manager

In this video from SC19, Bill Wagner from Bright Computing announces the latest release of Bright Cluster Manager software for HPC, OpenStack, and Data Science. Now available for free for clusters up to eight nodes with the Easy8 program, Bright Cluster Manager simplifies building and managing Linux clusters from the core to the cloud and to the edge. “We are excited about the new features in 9.0,” said Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing. “Our development team has been hard at work implementing a host of features designed to better extend on-premise clusters to the public cloud and edge, improve ease of use, lower administrative costs, and increase standardization across the enterprise.”

LIqid Steps up with Composable Infrastructure at SC19

In this video from SC19, Sumit Puri from Liqid describes the company’s innovative composable infrastructure technology for HPC. “We don’t build servers statically. We build servers dynamically by taking software and reconfiguring servers on the fly to have any amount of storage, GPU, networking, or compute that the application layer requires. Our mission is to turn the data center from statically configured to dynamically configurable.”

Job of the Week: Systems Administrators for Servers, Clusters and Supercomputers at D.E. Shaw Research

D.E. Shaw Research is seeking Systems Administrators for Servers, Clusters and Supercomputers in our Job of the Week. “Our research effort is aimed at achieving major scientific advances in the field of biochemistry and fundamentally transforming the process of drug discovery. Exceptional sysadmins sought to manage systems, storage, and network infrastructure for a New York–based interdisciplinary research group.”

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is seeking an HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. UC Riverside’s (UCR) research computing infrastructure is provided by a central HPC facility. This facility operates Linux clusters with over 4,500 CPU cores, 50TB of total system RAM and several GPU nodes. Big Data storage is handled by a centralized GPFS-based storage cluster with over 3PB of disk space for production and backup storage. The incumbent will be part of a team responsible for the systems administration of this HPC infrastructure, including development of software for parallel computing, network management, data security and user training.”

Bright Cluster Manager 9.0 Extends On-premise Clusters to the Public Cloud and Edge

Today Bright Computing announced the latest version of their Bright Cluster Manager software for HPC, OpenStack, and Data Science. “Our development team has been hard at work implementing a host of features designed to better extend on-premise clusters to the public cloud and edge, improve ease of use, lower administrative costs, and increase standardization across the enterprise. The platform enhancements included in this latest update further our mission in offering a cluster management platform that reduces complexity and decreases the effort and risk when building and maintaining Linux clusters.”

Bright Cluster Manager now Free for Clusters up to 8 Nodes

Today Bright Computing announced the launch of “Easy8” – a program designed to put their award-winning Bright Cluster Manager software in the hands of every organization working with high-performance Linux clusters. Easy8 offers the full-featured Bright Cluster Manager software for up to 8 nodes at no charge and is available immediately from the Bright Computing website. Bright also announced the launch of its new “BEACON” user community, which is designed to provide Bright customers and Easy8 users with a free forum where they can access technical content, share experiences, ask/answer questions, exchange ideas, and suggest product enhancements.

HPE Tackles AI Ops R&D for Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Resiliency in Data Centers

Today HPE announced an AI Ops R&D collaboration with NREL to develop AI and Machine Learning technologies to automate and improve operational efficiency, including resiliency and energy usage, in data centers for the exascale era. The effort is part of NREL’s ongoing mission as a world leader in advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to create and implement new approaches that reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs.

Job of the Week: HPC Systems Administrator at Washington State University

Washington State University is seeking an HPC Systems Administrator in our Job of the Week. “The Center for Institutional Research Computing at Washington State University seeks exceptional applicants for the position of High-Performance Computing Systems Administrator. This position will play a vital role in the administration of HPC clusters used by the research community at Washington State University.”

Job of the Week: HPC Operations Manager at Ohio Supercomputing Center

The Ohio Supercomputer Center is seeking an HPC Operations Manager in our Job of the Week. “The operations manager will manage a team of three systems administrators and two student employees. The person who fills this role will be responsible for both supervising operations staff as well as providing technical and organizational expertise for all aspects of the HPC operations. The ideal candidate will be an excellent problem solver, have strong communication skills, and be willing to work in a distributed, team-oriented work environment.”