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Interview: Univa Steps Up with NAVOPS 2.0 for moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud

Today Univa announced the newest release of its popular Navops Launch cloud-automation platform. Navops Launch 2.0 delivers new capabilities to help simplify the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the cloud, enabling enterprises to transition HPC workloads to the cloud while reducing costs by 30-40 percent. To learn more, we caught up with Univa CEO Gary Tyreman.

Video: The Cray Shasta Architecture

In this video from the HPC User Forum at Argonne, Steve Scott from Cray presents: The Cray Shasta Architecture. The DOE has selected the Shasta architecture to power all three of their planned Exascale systems coming to Argonne, ORNL, and LLNL. “Shasta allows for multiple processor and accelerator architectures and a choice of system interconnect technologies, including our new Cray-designed and developed interconnect we call Slingshot.”

Spectra Logic Unveils StorCycle Storage Management Software

Today Spectra Logic introduced StorCycle, a new storage management software solution designed for data-driven organizations that need a modern storage lifecycle management workflow. StorCycle allows organizations to create a new Perpetual Tier of storage, reducing the overall cost of storing data by up to 70 percent, while giving users full access to their data. StorCycle can be implemented as standalone software using public cloud storage or existing network-attached storage, or combined with Spectra storage hardware to create a complete storage solution.

HPC Market Update from Hyperion Research

In this video from the HPC User Forum at Argonne, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research presents and HPC Market Update. The company helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy.

HPE Accelerates Machine Learning Operationalization

Today HPE announced a container-based software solution, HPE ML Ops, to support the entire machine learning model lifecycle for on-premises, public cloud and hybrid cloud environments. “HPE is closing this gap by addressing the entire ML lifecycle with its container-based, platform-agnostic offering – to support a range of ML operational requirements, accelerate the overall time to insights, and drive superior business outcomes.”

Parallelism in Python: Directing Vectorization with NumExpr

According to a new edition of Parallel Universe Magazine, from Intel, Python has several pathways to vectorization. These range from just-intime (JIT) compilation with Numba 1 to C-like code with Cython. A chapter from a recent edition of Parallel Universe Magazine, explores parallelism in Python.

Dr. Dayna Baumeister from Biomimicry to Keynote Altair Technology Conference

Dr. Dayna Baumeister will keynote the 2019 Global Altair Technology Conference (ATC) October 10-11 in Detroit. Baumeister, is co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, a B-Corp social enterprise that helps clients find innovation inspired by nature and offers the highest level of biomimicry training to professionals worldwide. “Our Global ATC event has become an atmosphere that inspires others who seek inspiration and new ideas to accelerate their organizations as they compete in an increasingly connected world.”

Podcast: IO500 Benchmark Gains Traction

In this podcast, Radio Free HPC hosts the IO500 Steering Committee. “Storage is complicated and benchmarking it has too many complexities for the traditional kernel-like or application-specific approaches. Thanks to a few experienced and tenacious researchers, and the community that supports them, the IO500 has managed to put a credible stake in the ground, and is getting traction, with 101 entries on the current list and expecting many more by SC19.”

Podcast: How the Frontera Supercomputer will power research at UT Austin

In this podcast, Dr. Greg Fenves, President, the University of Texas at Austin describes how the new Frontera supercomputer at TACC will drive academic research. “The University of Texas at Austin has claimed a leadership role in supercomputing with the top academic system in the world, Frontera, located at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The National Science Foundation awarded TACC $60 million for building and operating Frontera, the #5 fastest computer in the world according to the June 2019 Top500 rankings.”

Checkpointing the Un-checkpointable: MANA and the Split-Process Approach

Gene Cooperman from Northeastern University gave this talk at the MVAPICH User Group. “This talk presents an efficient, new software architecture: split processes. The “MANA for MPI” software demonstrates this split-process architecture. The MPI application code resides in “upper-half memory”, and the MPI/network libraries reside in “lower-half memory”.