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Toronto Startup Launches HPCBOX – An Elastic HPC Cloud Platform

Today Toronto startup Drizti announced the availability of HPCBOX, a desktop-centric, intelligent workflow cloud HPC platform for automating and executing application pipelines. “HPCBOX introduces an innovative method of plugging in cloud infrastructure into application pipelines and provides a rich desktop experience, including hardware accelerated remote graphics technology for authoring workflows with its workflow editor. Users from multiple industry verticals, like Manufacturing, Packaging, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Aerospace etc., who use Simulation Engineering, AI, or Machine Learning technologies and require HPC can cut costs can immensely benefit from this turn-key HPC cloud platform.”

Slidecast: How Optalysys Accelerates FFTs with Optical Processing

In this RichReport slidecast, Dr. Nick New from Optalysys describes how the company’s optical processing technology delivers accelerated performance for FFTs and Bioinformatics. “Our prototype is on track to achieve game-changing improvements to process times over current methods whilst providing high levels of accuracy that are associated with the best software processes.”

Startup Video: Architecting Flash for Scale and Performance in HPC

“High Performance Computing (HPC) is considered the unlimited class of computing where performance is all that matters. Increasingly, business enterprises are looking to apply the technology and techniques from HPC to help them solve their complex business challenges. Weka.IO’s CTO, Liran Zvibel, will discuss how affordable HPC class storage performance and scale can be achieved using Flash technology and a hardware independent software architecture.”

Data and Goliath: Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data

So, if I had to put this talk in a nutshell, Yes, I am very bullish on how Docker (containers) and virtualization are going to change the face of HPC. If you want to understand why, check out what my friends Christian Kniep and Josh Simons have been up to on those fronts.