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Ansys RedHawk-SC™ on Azure: Hold on to Your Socks

This article describes the extensive evaluation testing of the optimal operational configuration for running Ansys RedHawk-SC Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool on Microsoft Azure. The results identified two categories of results: the first being the best choices for selecting from Azure’s service portfolio. And the second identifies the optimal number of CPUs required to minimize the overall cloud TCO for these workloads.

Weka Claims 6 Records on STAC-M3 WEKAFS File Systems on EC2

CAMPBELL, Calif. – June 8, 2021 – WekaIO (Weka), the data platform for artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), life sciences research, and high-performance computing (HPC), today announced record-breaking performance of its Weka File System (WekaFS) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) according to the STAC-M3 Benchmark. An independent audit, conducted by Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC), showed that […]

Amazon Names Adam Selipsky Next AWS CEO

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told AWS employees in an email today that Adam Selipsky will be the new CEO of the behemoth public cloud services provider. In so doing, Selipsky takes the post held until January by Jassy, who was promoted to Amazon CEO after company founder Jeff Bezos announced he was stepping aside to […]

4 Cloud Vendors Held 67% of $129B Market in Q4

Data researched by Trading Platforms indicates that the top four cloud infrastructure vendors accounted for 67 percent of the market share during Q4 2020. Amazon Web Services had the largest share at 32 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure at 20 percent. Google Cloud had 9 percent, while Alibaba Cloud accounted for 6 percent. During Q3 2020, […]

Massive Scalable Cloud Storage for Cloud Native Applications

In this comprehensive technology white paper, written by Evaluator Group, Inc. on behalf of Lenovo, we delve into OpenShift, a key component of Red Hat’s portfolio of products designed for cloud native applications. It is built on top of Kubernetes, along with numerous other open source components, to deliver a consistent developer and operator platform that can run across a hybrid environment and scale to meet the demands of enterprises. Ceph open source storage technology is utliized by Red Hat to provide a data plane for Red Hat’s OpenShift environment.

PSSC Labs Announces CBeST Cluster Management Software Stack v5 Release with Red Hat Support

Lake Forest, CA , Oct. 13, 2020 — PSSC Labs, a developer of high performance computing (HPC) and big data computing solutions, announces today that a new release of CBeST Cluster Management v 5.0 Software Stack will be available. The newest version of CBeST will add support for the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux / […]

Alkira Raises $54M Series B for Network Cloud Offering

SAN JOSE – Oct. 13, 2020 – Alkira, Inc., the network cloud company, announced today a $54M Series B funding led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) with participation from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and others. Alkira has raised $76M to date. The new funds will be used to scale the company […]

UNC, RENCI Part of NSF Grant for Cloud Testbed

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and its Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) are part of a research team that has secured a $10 million grant to extend the cloud computing testbed project called Chameleon. The four-year grant, funded by the National Science Foundation, will enable the multi-institutional initiative to “broaden in scope.” Among the new features: reproducibility, […]

Best Practices for Building, Deploying & Managing HPC Clusters

In today’s markets, a successful HPC cluster can be a formidable competitive advantage. And many are turning to these tools to stay competitive in the HPC market. That said, these systems are inherently very complex, and have to be built, deployed and managed properly to realize their full potential. A new report from Bright Computing explore best practices for HPC clusters. 

Turbocharge your HPC Hybrid Cloud with Policy-based Automation

While there are many advantages to running in the cloud, the issues can be complex. Users need to figure out how to securely extend on-premise clusters, devise solutions for data handling and constantly keep an eye on costs. Univa’s Robert Lalonde, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud, explores how to turbocharge your HPC hybrid cloud with tools like policy-based automation, and how closing the loop between workload scheduling and cloud-automation can drive higher performance and dramatic cost efficiencies.