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.
Cloud computing offers highly flexible and available compute capacity for a variety of applications. However, the act of provisioning those resources can be rather complicated, requiring a certain level of expertise and consequently reducing cloud adoption. In 2005, Techila was created to simplify the act of using the cloud, developing middleware to bridge applications to external compute resources.
It’s been a little over a year since Univa took over stewardship of the open source workload manager and acquired the founding Sun Grid Engine team from Oracle, and the company just announced its third production release. CEO Gary Tyreman discusses the latest enhancements as well as the company’s plans around cloud, big data and the enterprise.
A recent project at the Ohio State University sought to remove key barriers to effective, timely bioinformatics research via a cloud project designed to cull and ‘translate’ data for more rapid analysis and use.
Cloud helps to simplify and optimize grid site operation and grid middleware can operate in a transparent way on top of these virtualized computing resources, bringing about the development of virtual grid infrastructures.
For many IT organizations, cloud computing represents a significant opportunity to modernize their IT infrastructure. The only question is how to achieve that in the quickest, simplest way.
A team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Georgia Tech, and Rutgers University developed the ADaptable I/O file System (ADIOS), an I/O middleware package that has shown great promise with leading fusion and astrophysics codes. Recently, ADIOS made its mark in the field of combustion.
Patented algorithm designed to minimize energy use in datacenters.
Platform Computing continues in its quest to be a one-stop shop for cluster middleware.
With a focus on system manageability and the science its users do on their hardware, Penguin Computing is charging hard at the small- to mid-sized cluster end of the HPC business. HPCwire talked with CEO Charles Wuischpard to get an idea of where the company is today, and what makes it tick.