HPC Cloud Provider Nimbix Rolls Out IBM Power9 Targeting AI

March 22, 2018

HPC cloud specialist Nimbix this week announced the addition of IBM’s Power9 technology to the Nimbix cloud starting with an early access “gated program” Read more…

By John Russell

Heresies of the New HPC Cloud Universe

January 25, 2017

Perhaps ‘heresies’ is a bit strong, but HPC in the cloud, even for academics, is a fast-changing domain that’s increasingly governed by a new mindset, says Tim Carroll, head of ecosystem development and sales at Cycle Computing, an early pioneer in HPC cloud orchestration and provisioning software. The orthodoxy of the past – an emphatic focus on speeds and feeds, if you will – is being erased by changing researcher attitudes and the advancing capabilities of public (AWS, Microsoft, Google et al.) and private (Penguin, et al.) clouds. Read more…

By John Russell

IDC: Searching for Dark Energy in the HPC Universe

October 20, 2016

The latest scientific evidence indicates that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and that so-called dark energy is the driver behind this growth. Even though it comprises roughly two-thirds of the universe, not much is known about dark energy because it cannot be directly observed. Read more…

By Bob Sorensen

Podcast: Why HPC is Ready for the Cloud

November 15, 2015

Not surprisingly Tim Carroll is unambiguous about whether HPC is ready for the cloud. It absolutely is says Carroll. He is, after all, VP of Sales and Ecosystem Read more…

By John Russell

Challenges Ahead for HPC Applications in the Cloud

August 16, 2010

Cloud infrastructure is still lucrative if comparing its economics to building in-house HPC machines. However, cloud for HPC has to be efficient enough to reach proper performance ceilings without disappointing customers who probably experienced at a certain point to run their HPC applications on dedicated machines. As part of an ongoing series, Dr. Mohamed F. Ahmed addresses the multitude of challenges inherent to porting HPC applications in the cloud and what steps need to be taken in research to address such barriers. Read more…

By Dr. Mohamed Ahmed

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