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Six Nines to Showcase AWS-Powered HPC at ISC 2019

AWS HPC partner Six Nines is showcasing its HPC solutions for AWS this week at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. Based in Oakland, Six Nines offers a full range of expert-level cloud consulting services and solutions to accelerate cloud adoption and reduce risk, including a cloud adoption framework, migration assessments, cost & billing optimization and HPC solutions.

Agenda Posted: Exacomm 2019 Workshop at ISC High Performance

“The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and software/hardware designers from academia, industry and national laboratories who are involved in creating network-based computing solutions for extreme scale architectures. The objectives of this workshop will be to share the experiences of the members of this community and to learn the opportunities and challenges in the design trends for exascale communication architectures.”

Univa to Host HPC Cloud Breakfast Briefing at ISC 2019

Our friends at Univa will host a Breakfast Briefing on HPC Cloud Efficiency at ISC 2019. The meeting takes place June 19 at 8:00am – 10:00am in Frankfurt, Germany. “Migrating workload to a hybrid cloud comes with expense and risks. Univa can greatly reduce the risk of HPC Cloud and save costs with intelligent workload placement, data staging and automation. A panel of product executives from Amazon Web Services will join Univa to share real-world use cases and discuss best practices.”

Is Ubiquitous Cloud Bursting on the Horizon for Universities?

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Mahesh Pancholi from OCF writes a growing number of universities are taking advantage of public cloud infrastructures that are widely available from large companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. “Public cloud providers are surveying the market and partnering with companies, like OCF, for their pedigree in providing solutions to the UK Research Computing community. In order to help Universities take advantage of their products by integrating them with the existing infrastructure such as HPC clusters.”

Amazon Elastic Fabric Adapter: Anatomy, Capabilities, and the Road Ahead

Raghu Raja from Amazon gave this talk at the OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin. “Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) is the recently announced HPC networking offering from Amazon for EC2 instances. It allows applications such as MPI to communicate using the Scalable Reliable Datagram (SRD) protocol that provides connectionless and unordered messaging services directly in userspace, bypassing both the operating system kernel and the Virtual Machine hypervisor. This talk presents the designs, capabilities, and an early performance characterization of the userspace and kernel components of the EFA software stack.”

E-CAS Project to Explore Clouds for Acceleration of Science

Can the Cloud power ground-breaking research? A new NSF-funded research project aims to provide a deeper understanding of the use of cloud computing in accelerating scientific discoveries. “First announced in 2018, the Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) project has now selected the six research proposals to explore how scientific workflows can leverage advancements in real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, accelerated processing hardware, automation in deployment and scaling, and management of serverless applications for a wider range of science.”

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.”

Democratizing High Performance Computing: HPC Clusters — When you Need Them, How You Need Them and Where You Need Them

This sponsored post from Amazon Web Services’ Bala Thekkedath unpacks how deploying HPC clusters in the cloud gives you the freedom to get started when you want, and with the resources you want.  

Innovation Unbound: What Would You do with a Million Cores?

In this sponsored post from Ian Colle, General Manager-AWS Batch and HPC, for Amazon Web Services, he explores how we are always looking for resources to “do everything we want to do.” What if the number of cores were virtually unlimited? 

Imagine HPC with the Power of the Cloud

Running HPC in the cloud enables organizations to select and deploy an optimal set of services for their unique applications, and to pay only for what they use. This sponsored post from AWS explores how the cloud HPC market is growing at a significant rate and accelerating HPC innovation. “With HPC in the cloud, computational scientists and commercial HPC users can gain rapid access to resources they need without a burdensome procurement process.”