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UberCloud Marketplace for HPC as a Service Goes Live

Jan 29, 2014 |

UberCloud is the online community and marketplace where engineers and scientists can discover, try and buy the computing power and expertise on demand they need for their computational and data-intensive tasks. With the limits of their desktop workstations often unable to provide enough computing power and memory, simulations taking too long, and the number of Read more…

Scaling the Super Cloud

Jan 15, 2014 |

“The number one problem we face as humanity is getting people to think outside of the boxes they bought,” says Cycle Computing CEO, Jason Stowe. His company has made big waves and proven that the combination of Amazon servers and their own innovations can open new infrastructure options for users with HPC applications. For instance, Read more…

Dell Conjures Startup Energy, Outlines Future Direction

Dec 12, 2013 |

“If you can get a group of really talented people together and unite them around a challenge and have them work together to the best of their abilities, then a company will achieve great things,” said Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk this morning during the Dell World 2013 kickoff while sitting next to Read more…

AWS Launches ‘Ivy Bridge’-backed EC2 Instance Type

Nov 14, 2013 |

Today, during the Amazon Re:invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services rolled out a new generation of EC2 instances, aimed at the most compute-intensive applications. The C3 instance type sports the latest Intel Xeon processors, generous memory and fast storage and networking. The C3 joins the C1 and C2 instances that make up Amazon’s Read more…

EU Launches HPC Cloud Experiment

Oct 11, 2013 |

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) is announcing a new HPC cloud project, called Fortissimo, aimed at boosting the competitiveness of European industry, specifically small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who use digital simulation and modeling.

From Rendering LOTR to Animating HPC Clouds

Sep 16, 2013 |

Much has been written about the incredible animation work that went on behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings series, but without the rendering horsepower of high performance systems, none of that would have been possible. In this audio-based interview feature, we talk with the former CIO behind that rendering effort who spun out Greenbutton, an HPC cloud company that…

ANL Hosts HPC and Cloud Community Workshop

Sep 5, 2013 |

Last week, 30 stakeholders from research and industry met at Argonne National Labs to explore the potential for cloud-based cyber-infrastructure to support existing and emerging use cases in a range of research disciplines.

Why the Cloud is Ideal for HPC

Sep 5, 2013 |

Cloud computing has emerged as a model to address a broad range of computing needs and promises to solve all but world peace. The idea of utility or on-demand computing is hardly new but the business models and technology have matured sufficiently to propel the concept firmly back into the limelight. High Performance Computing (HPC) is where most progressive businesses should be focusing their Big Data and Big Compute efforts.

EGI Cloud: SLAs and Summer School

Aug 28, 2013 |

The EGI Federated Cloud is a new kind of research e-infrastructure designed to serve the scientific community. In support of this mission, the EGI has contributed to a report on service level agreements and also provided hands-on training.

Cloud HPC Firm Dares Scientists to Ask Big Questions

Aug 20, 2013 |

Cloud-based supercomputing is, theoretically, a great idea, but the trend has not taken off as some in the HPC field believed it would. That isn’t stopping the folks at Cycle Computing, who say its Amazon-based supercomputers are not only helping scientists and researchers get real work done, but freeing their brains to ask the really big questions.

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