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Rescale Announces Appointments to its Executive Ranks

San Francisco, Sept. 10, 2020 — Rescale Inc., the leader in enterprise big compute, today announced the appointment of two new senior executives, underscoring the company’s commitment to accelerate global science and engineering breakthroughs through high performance computing. Industry leader Edward Hsu joins Rescale as the company’s first Vice President of Product, where he will […]

Nutanix Partners with Microsoft Azure for a Seamless Hybrid Experience

SAN JOSE –– Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced a new partnership with Microsoft that will enable both companies to deliver a hybrid solution with seamless application, data, and license mobility as well as unified management across on-premises and Azure environments, using Nutanix Clusters on Azure. “With this partnership, Microsoft and Nutanix show […]

GigaSpaces Announces Version 15.5 for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployments to Empower Digital Transformation Initiatives

New York — September 2, 2020 —GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, the fastest in-memory data and analytics processing platform, announced today the release of GigaSpaces InsightEdge version 15.5, to simplify and scale hybrid and multi-cloud deployments to empower digital transformation initiatives. GigaSpaces version 15.5 adds new efficiency and automation capabilities to its Ops Manager module for easier […]

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, […]

Rescale Announces Two Executive Appointments

Rescale Inc., the enterprise big compute in the cloud specialist, today announced the appointment of two new senior executives: Gerhard Esterhuizen, who joins the company as VP of engineering, where he will be responsible for building out the company’s HPC platform technologies; and Terry Denzer, a 25-year sales leadership veteran, who joins Rescale as the […]

AWS Announces GA of Quantum Development Environment

Amazon Web Services today announced the general availability of Amazon Braket, a development environment for exploring and designing quantum algorithms. AWS said Braket tests and troubleshoots quantum algorithms on simulated quantum computers running on computing resources in AWS. Users can then use Braket to run their quantum algorithms on their choice of quantum processors based on […]

Nissan Shifts to Oracle Cloud for CFD, 3D Visualization HPC Design Workloads

Oracle announced today that Nissan Motor Co. is migrating its on-premises engineering simulation HPC workloads to run on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural simulation techniques to design and test cars for external aerodynamics and structural failures. Oracle said Nissan chose its cloud platform for its bare-metal compute, RDMA […]

Google Unveils 1st Public Cloud VMs using Nvidia Ampere A100 Tensor GPUs

Google today introduced the Accelerator-Optimized VM (A2) instance family on Google Compute Engine based on the NVIDIA Ampere A100 Tensor Core GPU, launched in mid-May. Available in alpha and with up to 16 GPUs, A2 VMs are the first A100-based offering in a public cloud, according to Google. At its launch, Nvidia said the A100, built on the company’s new Ampere architecture, delivers “the greatest generational leap ever,” according to Nvidia, enhancing training and inference computing performance by 20x over its predecessors.

HPE (Cray) SVP, HPC Luminary Steve Scott Leaving for Microsoft

In news disclosed via tweet, Microsoft Azure Principal Program Manager for HPC & Big Compute Evan Burness disclosed that Steve Scott, long-time industry luminary and senior manager at Cray, is leaving HPE for Microsoft to become technical fellow and corporate vice president of hardware architecture. Mostly at Cray off and on for nearly 30 years […]

Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities

This whitepaper is an insideHPC Special Research Report sponsored by Univa® Corporation: Cloud Adoption for HPC:
Trends and Opportunities. Recently, InsideHPC ran a survey, sponsored by Univa, to identify the trends and opportunities for adoption of HPC workflows in the cloud. There were 143 respondents: 39% academic/non-profit, 17%  manufacturing or engineering, 11% government research; 59% North America, 24% Europe, 8% Asia; 59% with less than 20,000 employees. This whitepaper is a summary of what was learned from this survey.