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Agenda Posted for Dell EMC Community Event in Austin

The Dell EMC Community Meeting has published their preliminary speaker agenda. The event takes place March 25-27 in Austin, Texas. The Dell HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that facilitates the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, executives, developers, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions. The vision of the […]

Univa steps up with Support Services for Open Source Grid Engine Users

Today Univa announced that it will now provide support services to users in their open source community to assist them with installation, configuration and troubleshooting. Supported products include Open Source Grid Engine 6.2U5 and variants of Open Grid Scheduler and Son of Grid Engine (SGE) 8.1.9. “The Open Source Grid Engine community is comprised of an active and diverse group of people committed to helping each other succeed and is integral to Univa’s success as a company,” said Gary Tyreman, president and CEO of Univa. “Grid Engine has been deployed thousands of times in business critical clusters. We want to ensure this community of active users has access to the support services they need to give them the peace-of-mind to continue using open source software without the need to upgrade critical systems.”

NSF funds second round for OSC’s Open OnDemand

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded funding to a team led by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) for further development of Open OnDemand, an open-source software platform supporting web-based access to high performance computing services. “The Open OnDemand 2.0 project will deliver an improved open-source platform for HPC, cloud and remote computing access,” said David Hudak, Ph.D., executive director of OSC. “Additionally, interaction with a growing user base has generated requests for new technical capabilities and more engagements with the science community to extend this platform and deepen its science impact.”

Univa Powers Million-core Cluster on AWS for Western Digital

Today Univa announced that Western Digital is using the company’s Navops Launch and Univa Grid Engine cloud software for large-scale deployments on AWS. “This successful collaboration with Univa and AWS shows the extreme scale, power and agility of cloud-based HPC to help us run complex simulations for future storage architecture analysis and materials science explorations. Using AWS to easily shrink simulation time from 20 days to 8 hours allows Western Digital R&D teams to explore new designs and innovations at a pace un-imaginable just a short time ago.”

Job of the Week: HPC Systems Administrator at the University of Chicago Center for Research Informatics

The University of Chicago Center for Research Informatics is seeking an HPC Systems Administrator in our Job of the Week. “This position will work with the Lead HPC Systems Administrator to build and maintain the BSD High Performance Computing environment, assist life-sciences researchers to utilize the HPC resources, work with stakeholders and research partners to successfully troubleshoot computational applications, handle customer requests, and respond to suggestions for improvements and enhancements from end-users.”

Video: OpenHPC Update

Adrian Reber from Red Hat gave this talk at the FOSDEM’19 conference. “In this talk I want to give an introduction about the OpenHPC project. Why do we need something like OpenHPC? What are the goals of OpenHPC? Who is involved in OpenHPC and how is the project organized? What is the actual result of the OpenHPC project? It also has been some time (it was FOSDEM 2016) since OpenHPC was part of the HPC, Big Data and Data Science devroom, so that it seems a good opportunity for an OpenHPC status update and what has happened in the last three years.”

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.