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Dell Technologies Interview: Univ. of Liverpool’s Hybrid HPC Strategy Boosts Scientific Computing with a Burst

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  In a recent Dell Technologies interview on this site, we talkied about HPC-as-a-Service with R Systems, provider HPC-on-demand resources and technical expertise in partnership with Dell HPC Cloud Services. Now, in this interview, we have a variant within this HPC segment: bursting to the cloud when an on-premises cluster needs a resource boost. Faced with this situation was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists.
Faced with this need was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the University’s Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla’s resources, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists….

Testsigma Raises $4.6M for Open Source Test Automation 

San Francisco – February 28, 2022 — Test automation company Testsigma has secured a $4.6M seed funding led by Accel and STRIVE, with participation from BoldCap and a host of well known entrepreneurs and operators. These include Shanmugam Krishnasamy, co-founder and CTO of Freshworks; Kiran Darisi, co-founder and VP of engineering at Freshworks; Parsuram Vijayasankar, co-founder […]

Join insideHPC for HPE Exascale Day Broadcast

Exascale Day, today, is a special occasion for HPE, which isn’t surprising considering that the company is the prime contractor for two of the first three exascale systems (Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and El Capitan at Lawrence Livermore National Lab) scheduled to be installed in the U.S. and is heavily in a third […]

HPC/AI in the Spotlight: Jensen Huang Named to Time Magazine’s Most Influential People List

Estranged royalty, movie stars and Olympic athletes have influence, sure, but if you want to build a list of people with lasting impact then Time magazine got it right when it named Jensen Huang to its list of the 100 most influential people of 2021. The CEO of Nvidia, whose GPUs are highlighted by Time […]

CPG Adds ML Capabilities to Data Center Battery Monitoring Service

ASHBURN, VA. – June 22, 2020 – CPG, an end-to-end data center technology partner, today unveiled upgrades to its cloud-based Insight for Batteries predictive analytics and monitoring platform, which now includes advanced machine learning algorithms that automate time to replace (TTR) predictions while supporting continued trend analysis, as well as critical alarm notifications that help mitigate the […]

Arm-based Oracle Ampere with HPC-class Instances Now on Oracle Cloud

Oracle today said its first Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) while also announcing tools and support for Arm-based application development. “We’re seeing interest from early customers that are using our new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ampere A1 Compute instances for computationally intensive workloads like machine learning inferencing, encoding […]

DOE: $10M for Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics Research

May 6, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for interdisciplinary research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) and nuclear physics. The aim of this funding is to draw on the expertise and capabilities of the nuclear physics community to advance areas of interest such as quantum computing and quantum sensors, and […]

AccelerComm Selected for 5G Open Innovation Lab Spring 2021 Program

Southampton, UK and Seattle – March 18th, 2020 – AccelerComm, the company supercharging 5G with IP which increases spectral efficiency and reduces latency, today announced that it has been selected by the 5G Open Innovation Lab (“5GOILab”), a global applied innovation ecosystem for corporations, academia and government institutions, as part of its third batch of companies […]

Registration Opens March 15 for RMACC HPC Symposium, May 19-20                                         

BOULDER, CO – Registration for the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) 11th annual High Performance Computing Symposium – offered online and free of charge – opens Monday, March 15. Registration for the conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 19-20, and other details can be found at www.rmacc.org/hpcsymposium. Women in HPC will have […]

Scaleway to Hold Breakathon March 25, Stress-test Kubernetes Kapsule’s Performance

Paris – February 25, 2021 – Scaleway, an alternative European infrastructure and platform as-a-service provider, has announced “the Breakathon” centered on its container orchestrator, Kubernetes Kapsule. On March 25, developers and user communities are invited to test the limits of Kubernetes Kapsule clusters, and put their skills to the test, combining web development, multi-cluster management, […]