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Atos Acquires HPC Cloud Platform Provider Nimbix

Last month, Agnès Boudot, SVP, head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, told us — without sharing details — that the company’s global strategy includes expansion into the U.S. market. At least part of that strategy was revealed today with the news that Atos has acquired long-time high-performance computing cloud platform provider Nimbix. Established in 2010 […]

Pentagon Document Shows HPC Key to DoD’s Post-JEDI Cloud Strategy; Early Co-favorites: AWS and Azure

The Pentagon’s cancellation of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract won in 2019 by Microsoft – the biggest tech story of the week and surely one of the biggest of the year – has major implications for the HPC and Big AI sectors. Though just what they are or will be is, for now, […]

XTREME-D Announces Technical Alliance with Fujitsu

Palo Alto, California, June 10, 2021 – Japanese HPC Cloud company XTREME-D today announced the formation of a technical alliance with Fujitsu Limited to conduct verification tests of Fujitsu’s PRIMEHPC FX700 on XTREME-D’s high-speed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment. The two companies are planning a series of joint activities through this alliance, starting with […]

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 […]

Arm-based Oracle Ampere with HPC-class Instances Now on Oracle Cloud

Oracle today said its first Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) while also announcing tools and support for Arm-based application development. “We’re seeing interest from early customers that are using our new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ampere A1 Compute instances for computationally intensive workloads like machine learning inferencing, encoding […]

Excelero Launches NVMesh on Azure, Addressing Public Cloud Storage for IO-Intensive Workloads

SAN JOSE,  April 28, 2021 – Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined storage for IO-intensive workloads such as GPU computing for AI/ML/DL, commercial HPC and data analytics, has added public cloud storage support to its flagship NVMesh elastic NVMe software-defined storage solution. Available first for the Microsoft Azure platform, and later for other major public clouds, NVMesh expands public […]

Super-expensive Supercomputers: UK Met Office in £1B+ Deal for Microsoft Weather System; $3B System in China on Way

As widely reported in February, the UK Met Office and Microsoft have come to an agreement to provision a £1.2 billion (over 10 years) supercomputer the Met Office said will be the world’s most powerful weather and climate forecasting system. The agreement, announced on Earth Day, will be in the top 25 of the Top500 […]

April 7 Cloud HPC microSUMMIT – Hyperion, Microsoft and Rescale

On Wednesday, April 7, industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, Microsoft and Rescale will discuss the latest trends and forecasts in cloud HPC and how they affect IT and R&D. Hyperion will share data from their latest industry analysis and Rescale will discuss insights revealed in the 2021 State of Cloud HPC Report. To register, go […]

Cloud HPC Platform Nimbix Offers Hybrid Software and Services on Kubernetes Infrastructures

High performance computing cloud platform Nimbix today announced availability of Nimbix Cloud Everywhere, a single pane of glass to HPC and supercomputing applications converged with Kubernetes across HPC infrastructures. The hybrid service and software offering is designed to let customers to deploy HPC on Kubernetes-enabled infrastructures, including their own HPC clusters, any cloud provider or […]

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 […]