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Bright Computing Steps up with Cloud Bursting to Azure at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Bill Wagner from Bright Computing describes the company’s new capabilities for Cloud Bursting to Microsoft Azure. “Cloud bursting from an on-premises cluster to Microsoft Azure offers companies an efficient, cost-effective, secure and flexible way to add additional resources to their HPC infrastructure. Bright’s integration with Azure also gives our clients the ability to build an entire off-premises cluster for compute-intensive workloads in the Azure cloud platform.”

How Zettar Transferred 1 Petabyte of Data in Just 34 Hours Using AIC Servers

In the world of HPC, moving data is a sin. That may be changing. “Just a few weeks ago, AIC announced the successful completion of a landmark, 1-petabyte transfer of data in 34 hours, during a recent test by Zettar that relied on the company’s SB122A-PH, 1U 10-bay NVMe storage server. The milestone was reached using a unique 5000-mile 100Gbps loop which is a SDN layer over a shared, production 100G network operated by the US DOE’s ESNet.”

Video: IDC HPC Market Update

Earl Joseph presented this talk at the HPC User Forum in Austin. “HPC is still expected to be a strong growth market going forward. IDC is forecasting a 7.7 percent growth from 2015 to 2019. We’re projecting the 2019 HPC Market will exceed $15 Billion.”

Overview of the MVAPICH Project and Future Roadmap

In this video from the 4th Annual MVAPICH User Group, DK Panda from Ohio State University presents: Overview of the MVAPICH Project and Future Roadmap. “This talk will provide an overview of the MVAPICH project (past, present and future). Future roadmap and features for upcoming releases of the MVAPICH2 software family (including MVAPICH2-X, MVAPICH2-GDR, MVAPICH2-Virt, MVAPICH2-EA and MVAPICH2-MIC) will be presented. Current status and future plans for OSU INAM, OEMT and OMB will also be presented.”

DDN Launches ES14K Storage Appliance with Intel Lustre for the Enterprise

“With more than a decade of experience in designing, installing and supporting Lustre-based storage, DDN is the most experienced Lustre provider and has worked closely with us over many years to design optimized Lustre-based storage systems. DDN’s latest ES14K offering delivers a high-performing, high density appliance for the HPC market built on Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre,” said Brent Gorda, GM of Intel’s High Performance Data Division.

ISC to Livestream Student Cluster Awards Ceremony

ISC 2016 is only a week away, and the conference expects to host over 3000 supercomputing professionals from around the world. To bring some of the highlights home, the conference is planning to livestream video from the HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition Awards Session.

Rescale HPC Cloud to Foster Return of Supersonic Travel

Denver-based Boom Technology is leveraging Rescale’s cloud-based simulation and optimization system to enable a rebirth of supersonic passenger travel. “Rescale’s cloud platform is a game-changer for engineering. It gives Boom computing resources comparable to building a large on premise HPC center. Rescale lets us move fast with minimal capital spending and resources overhead,” Joshua Krall, Co-founder & CTO.

IBM to Fight Zika with World Community Grid

“Enlisting the help of World Community Grid volunteers will enable us to computationally evaluate over 20 million compounds in just the initial phase and potentially up to 90 million compounds in future phases,” said Carolina Horta Andrade, Ph.D., adjunct professor at the Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the lead researcher on the OpenZika project. “Running the OpenZika project on World Community Grid will allow us to greatly expand the scale of our project, and it will accelerate the rate at which we can obtain the results toward an antiviral drug for the Zika virus.”

Monitoring Power Consumption with the Intelligent Platform Management Interface

“NWPerf is software that can measure and collect a wide range of performance data about an application or set of applications that run on a cluster. With minimal impact on performance, NWPerf can gather historical information that then can be used in a visualization package. The data collected includes the power consumption using the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) for the Intel Xeon processor and the libmicmgmt API for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. Once the data is collected, and using some data extraction mechanisms, it is possible to examine the power used across the cluster, while the application is running.”

Army Unveils Excalibur Cray XC40 Supercomputer

On Oct. 16, the U.S. Army introduced Excalibur, its newest supercomputer. Currently ranked at #26 on the TOP500, the Cray XC40 system will help ensure Soldiers have the technological advantage on the battlefield, officials said.