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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 […]

Opus Interactive Expands Multicloud Services across AWS, GCP and Azure with Scality RING and Zenko Open Source 

San Francisco – Feb. 11, 2021 – Scality announced today that Opus Interactive, a cloud, colocation and IT services company, is using Scality RING and Zenko to deliver enhanced services, including data management across multicloud infrastructure, backup-as-a-service and more. Opus Interactive sought a solution that could meet increased customer demand for more flexible, highly available and secure storage […]

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, […]

Intel and Google Cloud Join NIH’s ‘All of Us’ Medical Data Research Program

Intel and Google Cloud have joined the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us research program, designed to improve population health by making biomedical data from underrepresented groups available to COVID-19 researchers nationwide via the Researcher Workbench. With a goal of recruiting 1 million U.S. participants from different backgrounds, the mission of All of Us is to build the […]

Google Cloud Previews HPC VM Image for HPC Workloads

Google Cloud today announced the public preview of HPC VM Image, a CentOS 7-based Virtual Machine Image optimized for HPC workloads with a focus on tightly-coupled MPI workloads, according to Google, making it easier to instantiate VMs that are tuned for optimal CPU and network performance on Google Cloud. Today’s announcement follows introductions last year […]

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.

Rescale Partners with Google Cloud and Azure to Offer Cloud HPC for COVID-19 Researchers

Today Rescale, in cooperation with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, announced a new program that immediately offers high performance computing resources at no cost to teams working to develop test kits and vaccines for COVID-19. “Those working on coronavirus vaccines and testing who would benefit from HPC in the cloud at no cost should apply at techagainstcovid.com. Researchers can rapidly run simulations in the cloud without setup time or IT teams using Rescale’s turnkey platform combined with cloud computing resources from Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.”

Schrödinger Taps Google Cloud HPC Solution to Bolster Drug Discovery

Schrödinger has entered into a three-year agreement with Google Cloud to substantially increase the speed and capacity of its physics-based computational platform for drug discovery. “We’re excited to harness Google Cloud’s highly scalable system to run extensive free energy calculations to assess binding affinities through our compute-intensive FEP+ application. This partnership also enables us to further leverage BigQuery to analyze important molecular properties nearly instantaneously,” said Shane Brauner, Schrödinger’s Chief Information Officer. “This partnership is expected to allow us to expand the use of our physics-based computational platform to continue to rapidly explore very large swaths of chemical space.”

AMD EPYC Cloud Adoption Grows with Google Cloud

Today Google Cloud announced the beta availability of N2D VMs on Google Compute Engine powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. The N2D family of VMs is a great option for customers running general purpose and high-performance workloads requiring a balance of compute and memory. “AMD and Google have worked together closely on these initial VMs to help ensure Google Cloud customers have a high-performance and cost-effective experience across a variety of workloads, and we will continue to work together to provide that experience this year and beyond.”

Second GPU Cloudburst Experiment Paves the Way for Large-scale Cloud Computing

Researchers at SDSC and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center have successfully completed a second computational experiment using thousands of GPUs across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud Platform. “We drew several key conclusions from this second demonstration,” said SDSC’s Sfiligoi. “We showed that the cloudburst run can actually be sustained during an entire workday instead of just one or two hours, and have moreover measured the cost of using only the two most cost-effective cloud instances for each cloud provider.”