Tag: containers

Container App ‘Singularity’ Eases Scientific Computing

Oct 20, 2016 |

HPC container platform Singularity is just six months out from its 1.0 release but already is making inroads across the HPC research landscape. It’s in use at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where Singularity founder Gregory Kurtzer has worked in the High Performance Computing Services (HPCS) group for 16 years, and it’s going into other Read more…

Container Testing Reveals ‘Memory Pressure’ on Apps

Aug 18, 2016 |

With early adopters of application container technology completing early testing in multi-tenant settings, potential performance issues are beginning to surface. Among them, according to hyper-scaler LinkedIn, is a Linux kernel feature called “control groups” used with most containers to assign resources. In an analysis based on several months of “pressure testing,” Zhenyun Zhuang, a software Read more…

Custom App Container Targets HPC Needs

Apr 15, 2016 |

Custom versions of application containers are emerging that meet stringent requirements. Among the first is an HPC specific container platform dubbed Singularity built around what its developers say is the concept of “mobility of compute.” Despite the fact that commercial and open source application containers are making steady headway in production settings, researchers overseeing HPC Read more…

Towards Ubiquitous HPC — Passing HPC into the hands of every engineer and scientist

Jan 7, 2016 |

Countless case studies demonstrate impressively the importance of HPC for engineering and scientific insight, product innovation, and market competitiveness. But so far HPC was mostly in the hands of a relatively small elite crowd, not easily accessible by the large majority.  In this article, however, we argue that – despite the ever increasing complexity of Read more…

NERSC’s ‘Shifter’ Makes Container-based HPC a Breeze

Aug 7, 2015 |

The explosive growth in data coming out of experiments in cosmology, particle physics, bioinformatics and nuclear physics is pushing computational scientists to design novel software tools that will help users better access, manage and analyze that data on current and next-generation HPC architectures. One increasingly popular approach is container-based computing, designed to support flexible, scalable Read more…

Verari Reboot Paves Way for New HPC Strategy

Jan 21, 2010 |

New CEO takes company back to the future.

The Servtainer Has Arrived

Apr 22, 2009 |

The shipping container has become the new supercomputer case.

Verari Systems: from Clusters to Containers

Jan 22, 2009 |

Server and storage manufacturer Verari Systems has been in the HPC ecosystem for a while, entering the market in the early 90s as a Beowulf cluster vendor. The company’s strategy and markets have evolved over time. HPCwire talked with Dan Gatti, senior VP of worldwide market operations, and with Kevin McGrath, VP and general manager of the enterprise solutions group, to find out where Verari is today, and where they are headed.