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Bright Computing Powers HPC at Groupe Logiciel

Today, Bright Computing announced that Bechtle France has won a contract to be the sole distributor of Bright Computing’s products and solutions to Groupe Logiciel’s academic and research institutions across France. “I’m excited that, together with our valued partner, Bechtle France, Bright Computing has signed an agreement to deliver our industry- leading HPC, Cloud and Data Science technologies to Groupe Logiciel,” said Lee Carter, VP Alliances at Bright Computing. “Our goal at Bright Computing is to offer the best cluster management solutions on the planet. With a strong and loyal customer base that stretches across all geographies and industry sectors, our software empowers organizations to push the boundaries of HPC, Cloud, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.”

Dan Reed Panel on Energy Efficient Computing at SC18

In this video from SC18, Dr. Daniel Reed moderates a panel discussion entitled: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” — Software Improvements from Power/Energy Measurement Capabilities.” “We have made major gains in improving the energy efficiency of the facility as well as computing hardware, but there are still large gains to be had with software- particularly application software. Just tuning code for performance isn’t enough; the same time to solution can have very different power profiles.”

Job of the Week: Performance Engineer at Oak Ridge National Lab

Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee is seeking a Performance Engineer in our Job of the Week. “We are seeking to build a team of Performance Engineers who will serve as liaisons between the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) and the users of the NCCS leadership computing resources, particularly Exascale Computing Project application development teams and will collaborate with the ECP application teams as they ready their software applications for the OLCF Exascale computer Frontier. These positions reside in the Scientific Computing Group in the National Center for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Radio Free HPC Reviews Highlights from the CHPC Conference in South Africa

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at the highlights of the 2018 CHPC Conference in South Africa. With over 500 attendees, the event featured a set of keynotes on high performance computing as well as a Student Cluster Challenge and a Cyber Security Competition.

Video: How Altair Powers HPC with PBS Works

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam describes how the company’s PBS works software helps manufacturers build better products with design innovation driven by HPC. Now, with advent of Machine Learning and analytics, the company is helping customers move forward to a new age of data-driven design. After that, Chief Scientist . Andrea Casotto from Altair describes how Altairs “obsessively efficient” approach drives EDA automation.

Video: Speeding HPC Administration with HPE Performance Cluster Manager

In this video from SC18, Leslie Tung describes the advantages of HPE Performance Cluster Manager. HPE Performance Cluster Manager is HPE’s first fully integrated system management software for all Linux-based HPE HPC systems offering all functionalities customers need to manage their clusters on everyday basis.

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. “This position will play a vital role in the administration of HPC clusters used by the research community at Washington State University. WSU faculty are leaders in scientific research computing in diverse areas including computational physics and chemistry, genomics, materials science, atmospheric and environment sciences, and agriculture and natural resources.”

Jobs of the Week: Software and Hardware Architects at the University of Southern Denmark

The University of Southern Denmark is seeking Software and Hardware Architects in our Jobs of the Week. “The eScience Center at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), develops and operates large-scale e-Infrastructures dedicated to research in all fields, such as the Danish National Supercomputing Facility (DeIC National HPC centre, SDU). Our mission is to support research by the development and provision of advanced ICT infrastructure, services and expertise.”

XTREME-D Launches HPC as a Service at SC18

In this video from SC18, Naoki Shibata from XTREME-D describes the company’s new HPC-as-a-Service offering. “Customers can use our easy-to-deploy turnkey HPC cluster system on public cloud, including setup of HPC middleware (OpenHPC-based packages), configuration of SLURM, OpenMPI, and OSS HPC applications such as OpenFOAM. The user can start the HPC cluster (submitting jobs) within 10 minutes on the public cloud. Our team is a technical startup for focusing HPC cloud technology. Our team has the optimal skill set for HPC architecture, public cloud architecture, rapid development of web applications for HPC, and Data Analytics for developing automated HPC architectural services.”

Moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud with Univa’s Navops Launch 1.0

Today Univa announced the release of Navops Launch 1.0, the latest version of the most powerful hybrid HPC cloud management product and a significant advancement in the migration of HPC workloads to the cloud. Navops Launch meshes public cloud services and on-premise clusters to cost-effectively meet increasing workload demand. “A unique automation engine allows Navops Launch to integrate third-party data sources, including storage fabric, management systems, cluster and cloud environment attributes.”