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Tencent, the Chinese cloud giant, said it would use AMD’s newest Epyc processor in its internally-designed server. The design win adds further momentum to AMD’s bid to erode rival Intel Corp.

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Knights Landing Processor with Omni-Path Makes Cloud Debut

HPC cloud specialist Rescale is partnering with Intel and HPC resource provider R Systems to offer first-ever cloud access to Xeon Phi "Knights Landing" processors. The infrastructure is based on

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AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family

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New Models for Research, Part II – the Campus Cloud

In the second of a four-part series, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University, lays out the concept of the campus cloud, a

By Jay Etchings

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New Models for Research Computing, Part I

March 9, 2015

In the first of a four-part series, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University, lays out the concept of the next-generation cyberinfrastructure, a set of integrated technology components working together to support the diverse needs of the research community across disciplines and across scale. Read more…

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NSF Rolls Out Innovative Cloud Testbeds

August 21, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named "Chameleon" and "CloudLab.” A total award of $20 million to be split eve Read more…

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Benchmarking HPC in the Cloud

June 10, 2014

All clouds are not the same. It's an adage that rings especially true when it comes to running high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. HPC middleware soluti Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cycle Computing and the HPC Experiment

July 15, 2013

In a presentation done with Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier in association with the HPC Experiment, Stowe went more into detail about the additional use cases in which Cycle Computing has facilitated HPC experimentation in the cloud. Gentzsch and Yenier also went on to update the HPC experiment, the fourth round of which kicks off this week. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Skills Gap Changing the Face of UK Supercomputing

June 20, 2013

The HPC industry is like a winding road with new technologies, innovations, and suppliers bending and shaping its path. For the first time, as a result of a lack of skills, organisations have four roads to choose from: an in-house cluster if skills are available, a managed service, a hosted cluster, or an HPC-on-demand service. Read more…

By Russell Slack

Examining Questions of Virtualization and Security in the Cloud

June 13, 2013

When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

IBM’s Guide to Cloud Based HPC

June 12, 2013

Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Research Roundup: Integrating Grids and Clouds

June 7, 2013

In this week’s hand-picked assortment, researchers consider integrating grid and cloud infrastructures, explore building secure governance clouds, and review HPC scheduling systems in grid and cloud environments. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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