Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

Human Brain Project to hold Open Dialogue with potential HPC suppliers ...

U.S. Government awards AMD contract to research interconnect architectures for high-performance computing ...

The Cloud

Carnegie Mellon leads multi-university project to improve web and Cloud computing accessibility ...

Need a Cloud resource for science? TACC serves up Rodeo ...

IBM Cloud capabilities help ENN Energy drive business growth and build smarter operations ...

iomartcloud and Paragon Development Systems (PDS) to deliver back-up to the Cloud services based on VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 advanced ...

Palo Alto Networks and VMware transform Cloud deployments with integrated network virtualization and next-generation security solution ...

IBM awards multi-million dollar Cloud computing platform to seven Nova Scotia schools ...

University of Texas at San Antonio opens Cloud and Big Data Laboratory ...

Unlocking business insights and sales opportunities with Cloud services ...

Scalable Informatics' Unison Appliance shines in first ever public report of STAC-M3 benchmarks on a parallel filesystem with Ceph ...

EuroFlash

European Union funds holistic approach on greener computing ...

Eni's new supercomputer for Eni's exploration & production activity starts work ...

PRACE partners launch Pre-Commercial Procurement: Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC ...

TotalSim to launch a new range of CFD Hardware ...

Beyond encryption: Stronger security for wireless communications ...

USFlash

Intel brings supercomputing horsepower to Big Data analytics ...

Penguin Computing releases Arctica 3200xl open switches based on Broadcom Trident II chipset ...

Aeon Computing to deploy 7 Petabyte Lustre filesystem for SDSC's Comet supercomputer ...

Bright Cluster Manager helps Intel's "Cherry Creek" supercomputer achieve top rankings for SC13 ...

DataDirect Networks introduces the industry's fastest Big Data storage platform - the SFA12KX appliance series ...

OSC unveiled new industrial engagement initiative at SC13 ...

Top honours awarded for productivity in a high-performance supercomputer parallel programming language implementation and overall performance ...

TACC to deploy Maverick for interactive, remote visualization and data analysis ...

Supercomputer helps model lakes, oceans and much more ...

Micron announces development of new parallel processing architecture ...

Spectra Logic expands support of TS1140 Tape Drive technology with T-Series tape libraries and BlackPearl ...

Designed for Big Data applications, AMD announces industry's first "supercomputing" server graphics card with 12GB memory ...

Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense ...

NIST demonstrates how losing information can benefit quantum computing ...

Italian physicist delivered 2013 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry ...

Rensselaer professor Deborah L. McGuinness named Fellow of the AAAS ...

Need a Cloud resource for science? TACC serves up Rodeo

19 Nov 2013 Austin - The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin has added Rodeo, the centre's new Cloud computing offering that will provide a variety of Cloud services to its comprehensive set of advanced computing systems. The system is available for researchers that need large-scale resources, but prefer a virtualized, on-demand environment.

"TACC provides many compute, visualization and storage capabilities, but lately more researchers have been asking us for these capabilities hosted as Cloud services", stated TACC Director Jay Boisseau. "We have been providing Cloud services for specific projects, but Rodeo is our first general purpose solution for scientists to host persistent Cloud-enabled services and to access cloud computing and storage resources."

TACC's current Cloud projects include hosting the Galaxy bioinformatics resource and the iPlant Atmosphere Cloud infrastructure service platform, and evaluating Grid and Cloud computing technologies in the National Science Foundation-funded FutureGrid project. Rodeo is a new addition that will be generally available to users with a need for Cloud computing and storage, and will be integrated into TACC's overall environment. This integration allows users to include Rodeo's capabilities in their scientific work flows via TACC's high-performance networking environment and shared storage systems.

"Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms provide complementary capabilities to traditional clusters", stated Warren Smith, a research associate at TACC. "IaaS platforms allow full customization of computational environments, the ability to archive these environments, and easy access to stored data from any location. These features are balanced by virtualization and data transfer overhead and the higher system-management expertise needed by users when compared to non-virtualized clusters and parallel file systems."

How does it work? According to Steve Mock, TACC's director of Advanced Computing Interfaces, Rodeo lets users create virtual machines, host data, and provide services like science Gateways. "Rodeo is a powerful Cloud resource where researchers can easily conduct a variety of scientific activities: modelling and simulation, visualization, data analytics and management", he stated. "With Rodeo, you get to create an environment that suits your research needs and even share that environment with your collaborators. We'll also be developing domain-specific environments so that users from various scientific communities can easily start using Rodeo."

"TACC aims to offer the most powerful portfolio of world-class resources for open science, including Stampede, Lonestar, Corral, Stockyard, Ranch, and the forthcoming Maverick and Wrangler systems", Jay Boisseau stated. "Rodeo provides yet more capabilities, enabling us to offer researchers the most powerful and capable science environment in the world."

Between now and March 2014, Rodeo will be available to early users by special arrangement. You can contact Steve Mock to begin using the system at mock@tacc.utexas.edu . After March 2014, TACC plans for users to request these Cloud resources via the TACC User Portal at https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu
Source: Texas Advanced Computing Center - TACC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-12-02

Exascale supercomputing

Human Brain Project to hold Open Dialogue with potential HPC suppliers ...

U.S. Government awards AMD contract to research interconnect architectures for high-performance computing ...

The Cloud

Carnegie Mellon leads multi-university project to improve web and Cloud computing accessibility ...

Need a Cloud resource for science? TACC serves up Rodeo ...

IBM Cloud capabilities help ENN Energy drive business growth and build smarter operations ...

iomartcloud and Paragon Development Systems (PDS) to deliver back-up to the Cloud services based on VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5 advanced ...

Palo Alto Networks and VMware transform Cloud deployments with integrated network virtualization and next-generation security solution ...

IBM awards multi-million dollar Cloud computing platform to seven Nova Scotia schools ...

University of Texas at San Antonio opens Cloud and Big Data Laboratory ...

Unlocking business insights and sales opportunities with Cloud services ...

Scalable Informatics' Unison Appliance shines in first ever public report of STAC-M3 benchmarks on a parallel filesystem with Ceph ...

EuroFlash

European Union funds holistic approach on greener computing ...

Eni's new supercomputer for Eni's exploration & production activity starts work ...

PRACE partners launch Pre-Commercial Procurement: Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC ...

TotalSim to launch a new range of CFD Hardware ...

Beyond encryption: Stronger security for wireless communications ...

USFlash

Intel brings supercomputing horsepower to Big Data analytics ...

Penguin Computing releases Arctica 3200xl open switches based on Broadcom Trident II chipset ...

Aeon Computing to deploy 7 Petabyte Lustre filesystem for SDSC's Comet supercomputer ...

Bright Cluster Manager helps Intel's "Cherry Creek" supercomputer achieve top rankings for SC13 ...

DataDirect Networks introduces the industry's fastest Big Data storage platform - the SFA12KX appliance series ...

OSC unveiled new industrial engagement initiative at SC13 ...

Top honours awarded for productivity in a high-performance supercomputer parallel programming language implementation and overall performance ...

TACC to deploy Maverick for interactive, remote visualization and data analysis ...

Supercomputer helps model lakes, oceans and much more ...

Micron announces development of new parallel processing architecture ...

Spectra Logic expands support of TS1140 Tape Drive technology with T-Series tape libraries and BlackPearl ...

Designed for Big Data applications, AMD announces industry's first "supercomputing" server graphics card with 12GB memory ...

Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense ...

NIST demonstrates how losing information can benefit quantum computing ...

Italian physicist delivered 2013 Pitzer Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry ...

Rensselaer professor Deborah L. McGuinness named Fellow of the AAAS ...