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Nimbix Brings HPC-as-a-Service to Government-Approved Clouds

Dallas – Nimbix, the high performance computing (HPC) cloud platform provider, has announced support for government-approved cloud infrastructures supporting FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2, ITAR, CJJS, and other compliance regimes using its JARVICE XE and HyperHub platforms to deliver point-and-click HPC-as-a-service.  This solution stack enables high-performance use cases such as simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) in highly regulated industries […]

WekaIO and Rancher Labs in Alliance to Simplify Kubernetes Deployments

CAMPBELL, Calif. – December 16, 2020 – WekaIO (Weka), specializing in high-performance and scalable NVMe-optimized file storage, today announced that Weka File System (WekaFS), with its Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in, has completed interoperability testing with Rancher Labs’ Kubernetes management platform. Together, the companies will offer enterprises an integrated, end-to-end tested solution for DataOps. […]

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.

Canonical Launches HA MicroK8s, Minimal Kubernetes

Oct. 15, 2020 — Canonical today announced autonomous high availability (HA) clustering in MicroK8s, the lightweight Kubernetes. Already popular for IoT and developer workstations, MicroK8s now gains resilience for production workloads in cloud and server deployments. High availability is enabled automatically once three or more nodes are clustered, and the data store migrates automatically between nodes to […]

Altair Acquires HPC I/O Diagnostics Specialist Ellexus

Altair has announced its second acquisition in two days. The company today announced the acquisition of Ellexus, an input/output (I/O) analysis tool designed to help customers address issues quickly, improving speed accuracy and cloud readiness. Ellexus software products, Mistral and Breeze, are used for I/O diagnostics, optimization, and dependency detection by HPC administrators of large enterprises. […]

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.”

NVIDIA Jarvis AI SDK Fuses Vision, Speech, and other Sensors into One System

“The NVIDIA Jarvis SDK offers a complete workflow to build, train and deploy GPU-accelerated AI systems that can use visual cues such as gestures and gaze along with speech in context. For example lip movement can be fused with speech input to identify the active speaker. Gaze can be used to understand if the speaker is engaging the AI agent or other people in the scene. Such multi-modal fusion enables simultaneous multi-user, multi-context conversations with the AI agent that need deeper understanding of the context.”

The Convergence of HPC and AI

In this special guest feature, Bill Wagner from Bright Computing writes that the convergence of HPC & AI presents new challenges for containers, job scheduling, and system management. “But here’s the rub … traditional HPC applications run under the jurisdiction of an HPC workload manager like Slurm or PBS Pro, whereas machine learning applications are primarily run in containers under the jurisdiction of a container orchestration system, such as Kubernetes.”

Video: UberCloud Containers on Kubernetes

Burak Yenier from the UberCloud gave this talk at the High Performance Container Workshop at ISC 2019. “This workshop will outline the current state of Linux Containers, what challenges are hindering the adoption in HPC/BigData and how containers can foster improvements when applied to the field of HPC, Big Data and AI in the mid- and long-term.”

Kmesh.io – Multicloud Lustre-as-a-Service

Vinay Gaonkar from Kmesh.io gave this talk at LUG 2019. “The need for cloud-based Lustre, he explained, is driven by both technological and business factors. In the end, this all adds up to a trend in which the cloud world is moving from heavy use of centralized data lakes to a much more flexible and responsive architecture of many smaller, distributed data ponds.”