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Cloud Gives DNA Compiler Wings

Aug 5, 2014 |

Imagine being able to turn bacteria into molecular factories, capable of producing everything from earth-friendly biofuels to personalized medicines? This is the promise of synthetic biology, which has made remarkable advances over the last decade, taking tools and concepts from physics, engineering and computer science to design new biological systems. One of the foremost researchers Read more…

Solving Simulation Complexity

Jul 15, 2014 |

Although HPC has helped solve important problems in nuclear physics, earth sciences, meteorology, etc. since the 1960s, HPC has traditionally existed only for specialists. But, with the democratization of x86 servers, large storage systems, and high-end networking technologies, companies and research facilities can now buy clusters at a reasonable ratio (power/cost) with very powerful, complex Read more…

HPC2014: From Clouds and Big Data to Exascale and Beyond

Jul 14, 2014 |

The International Advanced Research Workshop has become leading reference after being celebrated for more than 20 years. You can blame Lucio Grandinetti (Full Professor at University of Calabria) and his team, who started all of this and managed to put together, year after year, the best in the computing think tank. This edition’s motto was Read more…

The UberCloud Experiment Continues…

Jun 16, 2014 |

Improved product quality, faster time to market and ultimately increased ROI have long been associated with the adoption of HPC tools. The benefits that engineers and scientists can expect from using technical computing in their research, design and development processes can be huge. In spite of this, there is still unmet need with relatively few Read more…

Benchmarking HPC in the Cloud

Jun 10, 2014 |

All clouds are not the same. It’s an adage that rings especially true when it comes to running high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. HPC middleware solutions vendor Techila Technologies recently took the time to benchmark and analyze three of the top cloud platforms – Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure – in the Read more…

Short Takes

Tech Titans Pledge Free Cycles for Climate Change Research

Jul 29, 2014 |

Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are promising to provide free virtual supercomputing and cloud resources to support the US government’s Climate Action Plan and Climate Data Initiative program. The initiatives, which were unveiled earlier today, coincide with a report from the Council of Economic Advisers that explores the economic consequences of delaying action to stem climate Read more…

IBM Adds InfiniBand Option to SoftLayer Cloud

Jul 23, 2014 |

IBM announced that InfiniBand will be added as a networking option on its SoftLayer cloud computing servers in the third quarter of this year. InfiniBand supports data transfer speeds as fast as 56 gigabits per second, fast enough to transfer the contents of a library of 30,000 Blu-ray discs in 24 hours. It’s the same Read more…

Advancing Drug Discovery with HPC Cloud

Jul 10, 2014 |

In order to develop a new drug the average pharmaceutical company spends about one billion dollars over ten years. This is an untenable situation for those with serious illnesses who don’t have the luxury of time. That’s why high-performance computing, which has been shown to dramatically accelerate the pace of discovery, is so critical to the Read more…

NICE Launches Remote Viz in the Cloud

Jun 30, 2014 |

For 17 years NICE has been delivering grid- and cloud-based solutions aimed at enhancing user productivity and optimizing computing resources. The company’s NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) product provides remote access 2D/3D interactive applications over a standard network. Now through a partnership with Amazon Web Services, potential users can test drive DCV in the EC2 cloud. AWS Read more…

Fastest Supercomputer Runs Ubuntu, OpenStack

May 27, 2014 |

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…

Off the Wire

Mellanox to Provide Ethernet Technology for New Microsoft Cloud Platform System

Oct 28, 2014 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 28 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced they will be providing ConnectX-3 Pro 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) with Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) technology to provide consistent, high-performance for the recently announced Microsoft Cloud Platform System. Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 Pro adapter Read more…

Anchor to Utilize Mellanox InfiniBand Offerings

Oct 27, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Oct. 27 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters have been selected by Anchor, an Australian web hosting provider, to enhance customer experience with e-commerce by improving page load times and maximizing uptime for Australian online Read more…

Nimbix CTO to Discuss HPC in the Cloud at SEG Denver 2014

Oct 23, 2014 |

ANNA, Tex., Oct. 23 — Nimbix, a leading provider of cloud-based high-performance computing infrastructure and applications, today announced the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Leo Reiter, has been selected as a speaker for SEG Denver 2014, October 26-31, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Reiter’s presentation titled, “Why the Time is Right for High-Performance Computing in the Public Cloud,” will be Read more…

OVH Launches Cloud Service Based on IBM POWER8 Processor

Oct 17, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 17 — IBM today announced that leading Internet hosting provider OVH has launched an on-demand cloud service based on IBM’s POWER8 processor, tuned specifically for Big Data, high performance computing and database workloads. In addition to introducing this new cloud service, OVH has become the newest member of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community over 60 members strong worldwide Read more…

CPU 24/7 Joins UberCloud Marketplace

Oct 16, 2014 |

BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 16 – CPU 24/7, specialized in providing scalable HPC as a Service for applications related to CAE, and UberCloud, a cloud computing marketplace allowing engineers, scientists and their service providers to offer and use applications in the cloud, announced the development of Cloud-enabled CPU 24/7 solutions for the UberCloud Marketplace. The announcement was shared last week at the Read more…