Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-07-15

Applications

Microsoft has a customer story on the company CAE Technology Services that runs application Docker containers provided by UberCloud on the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Today, the customer story tells, UberCloud counts more than 3,000 companies and individuals from 72 nations as part of its community of providers and users. It offers access to more than 50 different cloud resources, including Microsoft Azure HPC clusters, plus a diverse selection of more than 100 software providers. "By using UberCloud's ready-to-execute STAR-CCM+ application container, we simplified our software setup, and the Microsoft Azure HPC cluster based on Intel Xeon processors delivered a much faster analysis than our desktop workstations could", tells Patchamuthu from CAE Technology Services in the customer story. Read further...

Industry news

In The Register, Dan Olds gives an overview of networking options for HPC systems. In an artilce "It's neat having speedy, flashy boxes but they need connecting, too" he describes the three basic options Proprietary, InfiniBand, and Ethernet. New entrance in the high-end is Intel with their Omni-Path architecture. They are going heads on with Mellanox Infiniband, says Olds. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Amazon's plans to create a UK region by early 2017 remain on track despite the EU referendum. AWS' Gavin Jackson told this to CloudPro. "We will continue our path to launch a UK region at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. Our message to the people in this room is to keep calm and carry on innovating with AWS", Jackson said. Read further...
The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) has several vacancies, including a job for an Industry Liaison Researcher for the SESAMEnet HPC network of excellence project. Read further...