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Univa to Host HPC Cloud Breakfast Briefing at ISC 2019

Our friends at Univa will host a Breakfast Briefing on HPC Cloud Efficiency at ISC 2019. The meeting takes place June 19 at 8:00am – 10:00am in Frankfurt, Germany. “Migrating workload to a hybrid cloud comes with expense and risks. Univa can greatly reduce the risk of HPC Cloud and save costs with intelligent workload placement, data staging and automation. A panel of product executives from Amazon Web Services will join Univa to share real-world use cases and discuss best practices.”

Univa Launches HPC Cloud Migration News Portal

Today Univa launched a HPC Cloud Migration, a new portal for news, events, and resources centered around High Performance Computing. “The high-performance computing industry is at an exciting growth stage, fueled by new application deployment models (such as AI and machine learning) new cloud-service offerings and advances in management software. HPC is all about scale and speed in which users are pushing to accelerate their most complex HPC workloads’ time to completion. As a result, IT organizations are looking to maximize their HPC computing resources for harnessing the cloud.”

Turbocharge your HPC Hybrid Cloud with Policy-based Automation

While there are many advantages to running in the cloud, the issues can be complex. Users need to figure out how to securely extend on-premise clusters, devise solutions for data handling and constantly keep an eye on costs. Univa’s Robert Lalonde, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud, explores how to turbocharge your HPC hybrid cloud with tools like policy-based automation, and how closing the loop between workload scheduling and cloud-automation can drive higher performance and dramatic cost efficiencies.

Data Management: The Elephant in the Room for HPC Hybrid Cloud

While there are many benefits to leveraging the cloud for HPC, there are challenges as well. Along with security and cost, data handling is consistently identified as a top barrier. “In this short article, we discuss the challenge of managing data in hybrid clouds, offer some practical tips to makes things easier, and explain how automation can play a key role in improving efficiency.”

Building the business case for Hybrid HPC Cloud

Over the past two years, we’ve seen a dramatic acceleration in cloud adoption for HPC. Intuitively cloud computing makes sense — it enables organizations to rent rather than buy expensive HPC hardware, deploy solutions faster, reduce capital investments, and focus on core competencies. Software company Univa highlights the reason behind the recent cloud adoption boom among the HPC community, and the benefits of the hybrid HPC cloud.

Univa Powers Million-core Cluster on AWS for Western Digital

Today Univa announced that Western Digital is using the company’s Navops Launch and Univa Grid Engine cloud software for large-scale deployments on AWS. “This successful collaboration with Univa and AWS shows the extreme scale, power and agility of cloud-based HPC to help us run complex simulations for future storage architecture analysis and materials science explorations. Using AWS to easily shrink simulation time from 20 days to 8 hours allows Western Digital R&D teams to explore new designs and innovations at a pace un-imaginable just a short time ago.”

Moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud with Univa’s Navops Launch 1.0

Today Univa announced the release of Navops Launch 1.0, the latest version of the most powerful hybrid HPC cloud management product and a significant advancement in the migration of HPC workloads to the cloud. Navops Launch meshes public cloud services and on-premise clusters to cost-effectively meet increasing workload demand. “A unique automation engine allows Navops Launch to integrate third-party data sources, including storage fabric, management systems, cluster and cloud environment attributes.”

Univa and WekaIO team to speed HPC Workloads in the Cloud

Last week at SC18 in Dallas, Univa announced a partnership with WekaIO, a high-performance scale-out file system storage company, to help enterprise customers accelerate the migration of their HPC workloads to the cloud. “Univa is working with WekaIO to integrate one of the industry’s fastest parallel file systems into its Navops Launch and offer customers a comprehensive, high-performance, hybrid cloud solution for HPC and machine learning workloads.”

Univa Offering Free Exhibit Passes for SC18

Our friends at Univa are offering free exhibit passes for SC18. “Univa will be exhibiting at SC18 in Dallas between November 12 and 15, 2018 (booth #2226). We invite you to meet our representatives at The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for the year’s key global conference and exhibition for high performance computing, networking and storage.”

Video: Panel Discussion on Innovation in HPC

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research moderates a panel discussion on Innovation in HPC. “Hyperion Research sponsors the annual HPC and ROI Innovation Awards to recognize noteworthy achievements made by users using High Performance Computing technologies. While there are multiple benchmarks to measure the performance of technical computers, there currently isn’t an adequate methodology to evaluate the economic and scientific value HPC systems contribute. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award Program is designed to help close that gap.”