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NSF Backs ‘Big Data Spokes’ with $10M in Grants

Sep 28, 2016 |

In recent years the Obama Administration and National Science Foundation have worked to spur growth of big data infrastructure to handle academic, government, and industrial data-intensive research. In 2012, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative was launched by OSTP and last year NSF announced BD Hubs. Today NSF continued adding muscle to the growing Read more…

Fortissimo 2 Consortium Launches Second Open Call for Proposals

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — The Fortissimo 2 consortium announced the launch of its Second Open Call for proposals. The Fortissimo 2 project (Horizon 2020 contract 6804811) is funding a set of experiments (sub-projects) to extend and demonstrate the business potential of an ecosystem for HPC-Cloud services, specifically for applications involving simulation of coupled physical processes or Read more…

TACC Cloud Computing Testbed Assists PSC

Sep 27, 2016 |

Sept. 27 — In the world of advanced computing, computer scientists commonly use supercomputers to explore new technologies. Without supercomputers, the field of computer science would not make progress in developing better and more efficient algorithms, methods, and tools that help advance technology. However, supercomputing environments can have restrictive systems and software in place that Read more…

New Genomics Pipeline Combines AWS, Local HPC, and Supercomputing

Sep 22, 2016 |

Declining DNA sequencing costs and the rush to do whole genome sequencing (WGS) of large cohort populations – think 5000 subjects now, but many more thousands soon – presents a formidable computational challenge to researchers attempting to make sense of large cohort datasets. No single architecture is best. This month researchers report developing a hybrid Read more…

Nimbix Adds Docker Integration to JARVICE Platform

Sep 20, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Sept. 20 — Nimbix, a leading HPC cloud platform provider, today announced a new capability, PushToCompute is a method for rapid cloud deployment and monetization of containerized compute intensive applications.  This capability is built into the JARVICE platform which powers the Nimbix Cloud. Through the added feature on the JARVICE platform, developers are able to Read more…

IBM Power Systems and Red Hat Extend Collaboration for Next-Generation Cloud Platforms

Sep 20, 2016 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, today announced enhancements and growth in their long-standing alliance to better help clients embrace hybrid cloud. Through joint engineering and deeper product collaboration, the two companies plan to deliver solutions built on key components Read more…

IBM Launches Cloud-Ready Systems

Sep 20, 2016 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched cloud-ready systems, services and solutions that simplify the movement of data, applications and services across a hybrid cloud environment. Organizations across all industries are investing in cloud technologies for innovation, growth and efficiency. Today’s clients are seeking a blend of public cloud, private cloud and traditional IT Read more…

Deep Learning Paves Way for Better Diagnostics

Sep 19, 2016 |

Stanford researchers are leveraging GPU-based machines in the Amazon EC2 cloud to run deep learning workloads with the goal of improving diagnostics for a chronic eye disease, called diabetic retinopathy. The disease is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness if blood sugar is poorly controlled. It affects about 45 percent of diabetics and 100 million people worldwide, many in developing nations.

Penguin Computing Unveils the Magna 1015

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced immediate availability of Penguin Magna 1015, an OpenPOWER based system for cloud and hyperscale data center environments. Based on the “Barreleye” platform design pioneered by Rackspace and promoted by the OpenPOWER Foundation and the Open Compute Read more…

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

Sep 13, 2016 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint into other application areas. The new DDN product fills out the company’s object storage portfolio and is positioned between DDN’s WOS 9660 offering, intended more for traditional ‘cold’ archives, and WOS 7000, which is well suited for embedded applications such as use with S3.

UM and Yottabyte Partner to Accelerate Data-Intensive Research

Sep 8, 2016 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 8 — A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data. The Yottabyte Research Cloud will provide scientists high-performance, secure and flexible computing environments Read more…

IBM Debuts Power8 Chip with NVLink and 3 New Systems

Sep 8, 2016 |

Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM today rolled out three new Power8-based Linux servers and a new version of its Power8 chip featuring on-chip NVLink interconnect. One of the servers – Power S822LC for High Performance Computing – uses the new chip (Power8 with NVLink) to Read more…

Merged Dell-EMC Targets Hybrid Cloud

Sep 7, 2016 |

If bigger is better, the new IT behemoth Dell Technologies Inc. that combines the holdings of Dell and storage leader EMC Corp. fits the bill with the completion a $60 billion merger of cloud, storage, virtualization and hardware components that will seek to be all things to all enterprise IT customers.

Huawei and ESI Group Collaborate on HPC and Cloud Computing

Sep 7, 2016 |

Sept. 7 — Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Paris-based ESI Group (ESI) at HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 in Shanghai recently. The two parties will collaborate on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud computing to provide innovative industrial manufacturing solutions for customers worldwide. They also jointly released a white paper on the Huawei HPC platform-based Read more…

Jetstream, the NSF-funded “Science” Cloud, Launches Tomorrow

Aug 31, 2016 |

Jetstream, the expansive NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure project intended in large measure to serve the long tail of science will officially launch tomorrow (9/1/16). A central idea is to make Jetstream attractive to communities who have not been users of traditional HPC systems, but who would benefit from advanced computational capabilities. Among those groups are researchers in Read more…

Mellanox Ethernet Solutions Accelerate German Cloud Datacenter

Aug 31, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 31 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that SysEleven, a managed hosting provider located in Berlin, Germany, has selected the Mellanox Open Ethernet Spectrum and Cumulus solutions to build its new SDN-Based, fully automated cloud-based data Read more…

Rackspace Acquired by Apollo Global for $4.3 Billion

Aug 29, 2016 |

SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Aug. 29 — Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of certain funds (the “Apollo Funds”) managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) (NYSE: APO), a leading global alternative investment manager, to be acquired for $32.00 per share Read more…

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…