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Atipa Technologies Joins Bright Reseller Program

Today Bright Computing announced that Atipa Technologies has become the latest company to join the Bright Computing Partner Program, as an Advanced Reseller. “Through our partnership with Bright Computing, we will incorporate Bright’s industry-leading cluster management technology into our HPC solutions so that our customers who are less familiar with the Linux command line or who do not have the financial resources to hire an experienced Linux sysadmin can dive in and start using the cluster on day one.”

Job of the Week: Linux System Administrator at UC Riverside

UC Riverside is seeking a Linux System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “UC Riverside’s research computing infrastructure is provided by a central HPC facility. This facility operates Linux clusters with over 6,000 CPU cores, 75TB of total system RAM and several GPU nodes. Big Data storage is handled by a centralized GPFS-based storage cluster with over 4PB 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.”

Full-spectrum HPC Scheduling

Our friends over at Altair explain how a meta-scheduler, or hierarchical scheduler, can be thought of as a private or team-based scheduler that uses shared underlying resources. Difficult workloads and special workloads are good candidates for meta-scheduling. Examples include sets of several hundred thousand short jobs, jobs with complex dependencies, and workflows that are continually introspected for status.

Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science Now Available at No Charge with Easy8

Today Bright Computing announced that Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science is now available at no charge as part of the Easy8 program. Launched in November of 2019, Easy8 is designed to put Bright’s award-winning cluster management software in the hands of every organization working with high-performance Linux clusters. Easy8 offers the full-featured Bright Cluster Manager software free for up to 8 nodes, and now includes Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science. Bright Cluster Manager automates the process of building and managing heterogeneous Linux clusters that span from your on-premise datacenter to the cloud, and to the edge.

Bright Computing adds more than 100 new customers In 2019

Commercial enterprises, research universities and government agencies are turning to Bright Cluster Manager to reduce complexity and increase flexibility of their high-performance clusters. Along these lines, the company just announced the addition of more than 100 organizations to its client list in 2019, including AMD, Caterpillar, GlaxoSmithKline, Saab, Northrop Grumman, Trek Bicycles, Samsung, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and BAE, as well as 19 government agencies and 28 leading universities.

LBNL Breaks New Ground in Data Center Optimization

Berkeley Lab has been at the forefront of efforts to design, build, and optimize energy-efficient hyperscale data centers. “In the march to exascale computing, there are real questions about the hard limits you run up against in terms of energy consumption and cooling loads,” Elliott said. “NERSC is very interested in optimizing its facilities to be leaders in energy-efficient HPC.”

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

CIRC at Washington State University is seeking an HPC Systems Administrator in our Job of the Week. “Ideal candidates should have in-depth experience with the provisioning and administration of HPC clusters. Applicants who have experience with CentOS or RHEL, high speed networking using Mellanox Infiniband, resource schedulers such as Slurm, automation tools such as SaltStack, and parallel file systems including BeeGFS and Spectrum Scale, are highly encouraged to apply.”

Stanford Student Program Gives Supercomputers a Second Life

A novel program at Stanford is finding a second life for used HPC clusters, providing much-needed computational resources for research while giving undergraduate students a chance to learn valuable career skills. To learn more, we caught up with Dellarontay Readus from the Stanford High Performance Computing Center (HPCC).

Sylabs releases SingularityPRO 3.5

Today Sylabs announced the release of SingularityPRO 3.5, a popular container platform for HPC, supercomputing, and AI. “SingularityPRO 3.5, released January 21st, 2020, brings exciting new features to the long-term professionally supported version of the container platform. Based on the open source 3.5.2 release, SingularityPRO will receive security and bug fixes for 3 years, making it an ideal solution for the business-driven needs of enterprise customers containerizing their compute workloads.”

Univa Releases Navops Launch 2.0 for Migrating HPC & AI Workloads to the Cloud

Today Univa announced the general availability of Navops Launch 2.0, its flagship cloud-automation platform, designed to help enterprises simplify the migration of HPC and AI workloads to their choice of cloud. “With 9 out of 10 enterprises transitioning HPC workloads to the cloud, customers need proven solutions that simplify the migration of on-premise workloads to their choice of cloud,” said Rob Lalonde, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud, Univa.”