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Primeur live 2011-06-21

Blog

Some insights in the TOP500 ...

Hardware

Petaflop/s: The why, the how and the what for? ...

Applications

Russia accelerates scientific innovation with GPU supercomputers ...

hpc-ch at ISC'11 to present HPC activities in Switzerland ...

TOP500

Tera 100 once again crowned as Europe's most powerful supercomputer ...

The Grid

RealityServer: A powerful platform for 3D visualization and rendering now accessible in the Cloud ...

You ask "What Cloud?" It's Enterprise IT! ...

Company news

NetApp bolsters management capabilities, provides common foundation for enterprise customers' private, public, and hybrid Clouds ...

Bull announces the creation of BUX, the Bull User group for eXtreme Computing ...

Bright Cluster Manager 5.2 shipping with support for CUDA 4, ScaleMP, SLURM, LSF and enhanced multi-cluster management ...

Experts from Russia and EU collaborate on HOPSA; a new project to boost the performance of supercomputers ...

Companies at ISC'11 exhibition show media the innovations they've got in store for user ...

Xyratex exhibiting at International Supercomputing Conference 2011 ...

Supermicro showcases portfolio of HPC optimized solutions at ISC'11 ...

Mellanox FDR InfiniBand selected to deliver PetaScale performance for Europe’s fastest supercomputer ...

NetApp E5400 meets extreme customer demands in high-performance environments ...

VMware introduces vFabric 5, an integrated application platform for virtual and Cloud environments ...

You ask "What Cloud?" It's Enterprise IT!

21 Jun 2011 Hamburg - Last speaker in the "Cloud Computing and HPC" session, chaired by Wolfgang Gentzsch, was Josh Simons from VMware. He talked about the converging concerns of HPC, Cloud and the enterprise. VMware is an expert in virtualization and has 250.000 customers. Today, 85% of the workloads are virtualized and virtualization will be a 241 billion dollar market in the coming years.

In the Cloud Conceptual Reference Diagram provided by NIST, we can distinguish Cloud consumers, Cloud providers and Cloud Service Management for business support.

In virtualization, necessity is the mother of invention. Josh Simons saw enterprise trends including Google, Yahoo, Amazone.com and Facebook.

Convergence is driven by increasingly shared concerns consisting in scale-out management, dynamic workloads, high utilization, multi-tenancy and security, power management, low latency communication, and application parallelism.

Today, we are confronted with data intensive computing and big data anaytics. MapReduce could be a solution.

If we look below the Clouds, there is virtualization for HPC. Here the following requirements are essential, according to Josh Simons. Virtualization for HPC has to be application fault tolerant. There is a need for

checkpointing on the reactive side and predictivity on the proactive side.

A dynamic resource management has to move running jobs for efficiency, resiliency, power management, preventative maintenance, etc.

In heterogeneous environments, you should be able to run your own software stack, including OS, libraries, and applications, and not the site's stack.

Workload isolation is important too for secure multi-tenancy, failure protection, and even performance. And for the current virtualization users there should be a unification of the IT infrastructure.

Leslie Versweyveld

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2011-06-21

Blog

Some insights in the TOP500 ...

Hardware

Petaflop/s: The why, the how and the what for? ...

Applications

Russia accelerates scientific innovation with GPU supercomputers ...

hpc-ch at ISC'11 to present HPC activities in Switzerland ...

TOP500

Tera 100 once again crowned as Europe's most powerful supercomputer ...

The Grid

RealityServer: A powerful platform for 3D visualization and rendering now accessible in the Cloud ...

You ask "What Cloud?" It's Enterprise IT! ...

Company news

NetApp bolsters management capabilities, provides common foundation for enterprise customers' private, public, and hybrid Clouds ...

Bull announces the creation of BUX, the Bull User group for eXtreme Computing ...

Bright Cluster Manager 5.2 shipping with support for CUDA 4, ScaleMP, SLURM, LSF and enhanced multi-cluster management ...

Experts from Russia and EU collaborate on HOPSA; a new project to boost the performance of supercomputers ...

Companies at ISC'11 exhibition show media the innovations they've got in store for user ...

Xyratex exhibiting at International Supercomputing Conference 2011 ...

Supermicro showcases portfolio of HPC optimized solutions at ISC'11 ...

Mellanox FDR InfiniBand selected to deliver PetaScale performance for Europe’s fastest supercomputer ...

NetApp E5400 meets extreme customer demands in high-performance environments ...

VMware introduces vFabric 5, an integrated application platform for virtual and Cloud environments ...