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FlyElephant and Squadex team up for expansion in AI and HPC services

FlyElephant has announced its partnership with Squadex, a Cloud Transformation Consultancy, to extend AI & Big Data consulting services and reinforce teams. “Our cooperation will enable FlyElephant customers to get top-notch consulting services and support in deployment and customization of our platform, HPC or Big Data cluster in an AWS Cloud, development and optimization of machine learning models.”, said Dmitry Spodarets, Founder at FlyElephant and AI/ML & HPC Lead at Squadex. “FlyElephant will augment Squadex’ capabilities in HPC and AI areas, enabling synergies to create new types of services in these areas.”

ThinkparQ Teams with QCT to Demonstrate BeeGFS

Today ThinkParQ announced that the company is working with Quanta Cloud Technology on a prototype HPC system to demonstrate the power of their combined technologies. Using the BeeGFS parallel file system, the demo cluster will be built around the Intel Rack Scale Design. “Utilizing BeeGFS with its ease of use, maximum scalability and flexibility such as BeeGFS on demand (BeeOND), buddy mirroring or the newly introduced storage pool concept, this demo environment provides a maximum flexibility for various customers cases to prove the value of a combined QCT and ThinkParQ solution,” said Frank Herold, CEO of ThinkParQ.

Pawsey teams with PRACE to promote Supercomputing

Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and PRACE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the use of supercomputers to the progress of scientific and technological outcomes, and to stimulate the industry sector both in Australia and Europe. “PRACE and Pawsey share the complexity and international nature of the science areas that each organization supports, the need to provide services to researchers who are spread across different time zones and the requirement of on-demand access to compute power for a scientific instrument.”

TCS and Intel to Establish Center for Advanced Computing for HPC in India

Today Tata Consultancy Services announced plans for a new Center for Advanced Computing to develop advanced solutions in the areas of HPC, High Performance Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence. The new Center at TCS’ Super Computing facility in Pune, India will be enabled by integrating the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Omni-Path Fabric, Intel Optane technology, BigDL and additional Intel technologies in the future. 

Quantum Corp Joins iRODS Consortium

Today Quantum Corp. announced the company has joined the iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). “Quantum is a leader in scale-out storage and they will offer great insight into their customers’ data management needs,” said Mark Pastor, archive solution marketing director, Quantum. “This is essential for software that is driven by the requirements of the user community. The addition of Xcellis Scale-out NAS to the body of product offerings that have been tested with iRODS shows great promise for the iRODS user community.”

Coming to ISC 2018: Post 2020 Vision for HPC Workshop

ETP4HPC is organizing a workshop at ISC 2018 to prepare the post Horizon 2020 HPC vision and technology roadmap. The event takes place Sunday, June 24 in Frankfurt, Germany. “What will be next? What will be the role of High-Performance Computing and related technologies in the post Horizon 2020 era? What should be the main priorities of the EC Framework Programme 9 in that area? What will be the key assumptions for the next Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of ETP4HPC, for the HiPEAC vision and other similar documents in the area of HPC, Big Data and AI?”

Opin Kerfi and UberCloud team up for Engineering Software as a Service

Today Opin Kerfi in Iceland announced a partnership with The Ubercloud to enable customers to gain instant access to world-leading engineering simulation capabilities through Software as a Service. “This partnership and portfolio expansion is not only valuable to current customers but also appeals to a much wider spectrum of prospects as a subscription-based and managed approach is commonly preferred by both small and large businesses. Customers can use this extra capacity to research, design, experiment and simulate as fast as they need, when they need it.”

Canada’s CDRD to use AI for Drug Discovery

Today Canada’s National Centre for Drug Research and Development announced a collaboration with Schrödinger Inc to use artificial intelligence to help facilitate the development of new therapeutic antibodies. “We’re excited to work with CDRD to aggressively translate scientific discoveries into innovative therapeutic products,” said Dr. Ramy Farid, Schrödinger’s President and CEO. “This partnership is an important step forward in our efforts to extend the successes we’ve had in small molecule drug discovery to the development of novel biologics.”

Collaborating for Innovation in the Dell EMC HPC Community

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Adnan Khaleel from Dell EMC describes how the company works with partners to deliver high performance solutions. “It’s really the conversations that we have in the corridors and the in mixers where they learn a lot of how we do our future planning, how we can work together, how we can collaborate not just with Dell EMC, but even amongst themselves.”

New Rev-Sim.org Portal to help Democratize Simulation

Today a new web portal called Rev-Sim.org was launched to support a growing industry-wide movement to make engineering simulation more accessible, efficient, and reliable; not just for CAE experts but also for non-specialists. “The Rev-Sim.org website provides access to the latest success stories, news, articles, whitepapers, thought leadership blogs, presentations, videos, webinars, best practices and other reference materials to help industry democratize the power of simulation across their engineering, manufacturing, service, supply chain, and R&D organizations.”