Although cloud is still widely considered a technology for the masses, the proliferation of cloud within HPC now goes all the way to the highest echelons of supercomputing. China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), which oversees reining TOP500 chart-topper, Tianhe-2, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, have entered into a partnership to support both Ubuntu Read more…
There are a few themes that run along this week’s pick for the top research items that emerged over the last seven days. Among these are making systems running HPC applications more efficient, both at the VM and storage layers. Further, we present research on energy efficiency, job scheduling and resource sharing.
SUSE announced their commercial cloud offering based on OpenStack at this year’s CloudOpen conference.
As cloud heats up, it’s making for some strange bedfellows. VMware is seeking to become a member of the foundation that governs OpenStack, the popular cloud-building framework. Intel and NEC are also applying. The news, which broke the day before the annual VMworld gala, caught the cloud community by surprise and sparked speculation as to VMware’s motives.
A search for “Linux of the Cloud” will turn up several candidates with claims staked to this honorific, among them OpenStack, VMware and Red Hat. In the race to open source cloud dominance, achieving a kind of Linux parity is the ultimate stamp of approval, but are any of these plays worthy of the bestowal?
Red Hat on Monday announced its intention to provide an enterprise-grade version of the popular open source cloud framework, OpenStack. The company rolled out a preview release of its OpenStack distribution, which runs on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and allows companies or service providers to create Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.
Rackspace is now the largest OpenStack-based public cloud in the world. After a four-month beta period, Rackspace began using the open source cloud management platform OpenStack, which it cofounded with NASA, to power its extensive public cloud infrastructure. The move occurs just weeks after OpenStack celebrated its second birthday.
A new zone in the TryStack testing environment has enabled developers to vet their software on an OpenStack infrastructure powered by the low-power ARM chips.
The availability of cloud management platforms means that pretty much anyone can create cloud infrastructure. Service providers can use these IaaS-building frameworks to make public clouds and enterprises can use them to construct their very own private clouds. On the proprietary side, the most popular such cloud OS is VMware’s vCloud product – but the real action lately is on the open source side. And as the space heats up, we’re seeing a resurrection of the incendiary API debate.
Earlier this month NASA CIO Linda Cureton detailed several changes to the agency’s cloud strategy. The organization migrated a number of enterprise applications to Amazon Web Services as well as deploying their “Be a Martian Project” on Windows Azure in what seemed to be a departure from OpenStack. HPC in the Cloud spoke with Cureton about the new direction and NASA’s standing with the cloud platform they co-founded.