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XSEDE 2.0 Reorganizes into 5 Goal-Driven Areas

Aug 24, 2016 |

Earlier this week NSF recognized XSEDE’s positive impact on the science community with a new five-year charter and $110 million in NSF funding. Founded in 2011, XSEDE provides advanced cyberinfrastructure resources and services to the nation’s scientists and engineers. The award assures continuity of services. John Towns, XSEDE’s executive director, briefly described future plans in Read more…

Avere Systems and Cycle Computing Announce Technology Integration

Aug 23, 2016 |

PITTSBURGH, Pa., and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 23 — Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, and Cycle Computing, the leader in public cloud orchestration software for big data and big compute, today announced a technology integration that enables hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) in popular public cloud computing environments. By integrating the Avere vFXT Edge Read more…

IBM Expands All-Flash Storage Offerings for Cloud and Cognitive Computing

Aug 23, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 23 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new, cost-conscious, enterprise class, all-flash storage designed to provide small, midsized organizations and global enterprises with primary storage for cloud or cognitive applications and workloads. Also announced today is IBM’s “Flash In,” a storage migration program designed to help companies looking to leverage IBM’s expertise, like Dell Read more…

Inspur Launches InCloud 3000 Hyperconverged Solutions

Aug 17, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 17 — Inspur, the leading data center product and solution provider, has announced the launch of its InCloud 3000 hyperconverged solutions at the Intel Developer Forum 2016. The new offering provides simplicity, high efficiency and availability, as well as gives large and mid-sized datacenters the freedom to choose hypervisors without being locked Read more…

Nimbix Expands Market Presence in Cloud-Based Machine Learning

Aug 9, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 9 — Nimbix, a leading HPC cloud platform provider, today announced a significant increase in their presence in the machine learning market space as more customers are using their JARVICE platform to help address the need for an easier, more cost efficient way of working with machine learning. Using JARVICE to manage Read more…

Seagate Introduces New Energy-Efficient SATA SSD for Enterprise Cloud Applications

Aug 5, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 5 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, announced the release of the Nytro XF1230 SATA solid-state drive (SSD), an energy-efficient drive specifically designed to meet the performance and reliability requirements of today’s cloud data centers. The Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD features a 6 gigabit-per-second interface, making it Read more…

Bright Computing Releases Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack

Aug 3, 2016 |

Aug. 3 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, released Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack, its industry-leading software solutions. The updates incorporate enhanced support for containers, enhanced integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), improvements to the interface with the Ceph distributed object store and file Read more…

“Stream”-lining the Scientific Process at XSEDE

Jul 28, 2016 |

Indiana University and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that Jetstream, the first-ever NSF-supported cloud resource for science and engineering research, will go into full operations as of September 1. But Jetstream is not your typical HPC supercomputer. “NSF, the IU Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), and our many partners are embarking on a journey to operate a system that is both a production cloud and a first of a kind pilot project,” said IU’s Craig Stewart.

vCompute Partners With R Systems to Provide Additional Supercomputing and Cloud Resources

Jul 26, 2016 |

HOUSTON, Tex., July 26 — vCompute announced today that it has completed a partnership agreement with R Systems NA Inc. to host additional HPC and Cloud infrastructure in the Houston vCompute data center facility. This high density, non-blocking infiniband configuration allows vCompute clients to immediately benefit from the power of our high performance computing services and deliver reliable and Read more…

Jetstream, NSF’s First Science and Engineering Research Cloud, to Launch September 1

Jul 20, 2016 |

MIAMI, Fla., July 20 — Good news for US researchers working with big data: Starting September 1, they’ll have access to Jetstream, the first National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported cloud resource for science and engineering research. Jetstream partners announced the September 1 date for the system to go into full operation at the XSEDE16 Conference in Miami, Fla., this Read more…

Spectra Logic Enhances BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway

Jul 19, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., July 19 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced enhancements to the Spectra BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway that now allow direct archive to Amazon’s public cloud offering. With this new offering, Spectra BlackPearl can integrate directly with Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Standard, and can automatically restore data archived to Glacier and Infrequent Access (Standard – IA). Spectra BlackPearl Read more…

Thomas Sterling’s ISC 2016 Closing Keynote

Jun 23, 2016 |

Capturing the sparkle, wit, and selective skewering in Thomas Sterling’s annual closing ISC keynote is challenging. This year was his 13th, which perhaps conveys the engaging manner and substantive content he delivers. Like many in the room, Sterling is an HPC pioneer as well as the director of CREST, the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies, Indiana University. In his ISC talk, Sterling holds up a mirror to the HPC world, shares what he sees, and invites all to look in as well and see what they may.

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and wish you all a safe Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 20, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below and check back in on Wednesday for our final ISC 2016 Twitter Read more…

Bright Computing Announces Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack

Jun 20, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 20 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, continues to enhance its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions with the announcement of Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack, scheduled for release in July.  The updates incorporate enhanced support for containers, revamped integration Read more…

Oracle and Mellanox to Collaborate on High Speed Cloud Networking Standards

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — Oracle and Mellanox today announced a partnership to drive interoperability between their products and to jointly develop further industry standards for InfiniBand — a high speed Cloud networking technology. Products supporting the InfiniBand standard not only provide extreme bandwidth and ultra-low latency for fast, agile, and secure cloud infrastructure, but they Read more…

ERI Selects Bright Computing and Brightskies to Manage its Hybrid HPC, Cloud & Big Data Infrastructure

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced that the Electronics Research Institute (ERI), and Brightskies Technologies, based in Cairo, Egypt have chosen the full suite of Bright technology to manage its HPC, big data and cloud infrastructure. ERI serves the Egyptian academic community by providing Read more…

Rescale Closes $14M Funding Round

Jun 16, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 16 — Rescale, the leader in cloud HPC, secures $14 million in Series A funding led by TransLink Capital with participation from Microsoft Ventures, Jump Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Two Roads Group, and Data Collective.  Rescale’s expansion plans will help meet the escalating worldwide customer demand for enterprise-class HPC platforms to help large enterprises transition Read more…

Mellanox Enhances Cloud Efficiency With 25Gb/s Ethernet Connectivity

Jun 14, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, June 14 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced the availability of Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. These adapters are now available on Dell PowerEdge servers. The new Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers, equipped with ConnectX-4 Lx 25Gb/s Ethernet Read more…

Alces Tries Flight on AWS and Life as an HPC SaaS Provider

Jun 9, 2016 |

Today, the community of HPC-in-the cloud solution providers is fairly limited. Giant hyperscalers – notably Amazon (AWS), Google (GCP) and Microsoft (Azure) – remain at the core and keep expanding their HPC resources. Circling around them are HPC ‘services specialists’ plugging clients into cloud providers and striving to ease delivery of HPC-in-the cloud to make good on the promise of improved efficiencies and cost reductions. Last week a new HPC Software as a Service (SaaS) player popped up on AWS marketplace – Alces Flight, a UK-based company with roots as an HPC integrator.