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Primeur weekly 2018-03-19

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Fujitsu to build up an ecosystem for a future exascale supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time ...

Focus on Europe

New project to plug the software-stack support gap for energy-efficient computing ...

North German scientists receive new supercomputer in the HLRN network ...

Hardware

Cray tapped to deliver largest supercomputer dedicated to fusion science in Japan by National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology ...

Keeping GPUs young ...

Asetek announces ongoing collaboration with Intel on liquid cooling for servers and data centres ...

UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation announces Panasas as Corporate Member ...

Cavium expands industry partnerships to drive OCP NIC 3.0 ...

Applications

How much snow accumulates in North America each year? More than scientists thought. ...

Green light for Galaxy Europe ...

Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas ...

The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networks ...

The view from inside supersonic combustion ...

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers ...

ORNL researchers design novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks ...

University of Texas researchers develop new visualization tools to explore fusion physics ...

Fishing with simulations for two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

IBM helps accelerate AI with fast new data platform and elite team ...

European Commission to adopt Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Univa announces a global partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud ...

Univa open sources Project Tortuga to accelerate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

USFlash

Xilinx unveils revolutionary adaptable computing product category ...

Univa open sources Project Tortuga to accelerate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud


15 Mar 2018 Chicago - Univa, an innovator in on-premise and hybrid Cloud workload management solutions for enterprise HPC customers, will contribute its Navops Launch - née Unicloud - product to the open source community as Project Tortuga under an Apache 2.0 license to help proliferate the transition of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud.

"Having access to more software that applies to a broad set of applications like high performance computing is key to making the transition to the Cloud successful", stated William Fellows, Co-Founder and VP of Research, 451 Research. "Univa's contribution of Navops Launch to the open source community will help with this process, and hopefully be an opportunity for Cloud providers to contribute and use Tortuga as the on-ramp for HPC workloads."

While the software is largely used in enterprise HPC environments today, Project Tortuga is a general purpose cluster and Cloud management framework with applicability to a broad set of applications including high performance computing, Big Data frameworks, Kubernetes and scale-out machine learning / deep learning environments. Tortuga automates the deployment of these clusters in local on-premise, Cloud-based and hybrid-Cloud configurations through repeatable templates.

Tortuga can provision and manage both virtual and bare-metal environments and includes Cloud-specific adapters for AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with full support for bring-your-own image (BYOI). The built-in policy engine allows users to dynamically create, scale and teardown Cloud-based infrastructure in response to changing workload demand. Management, monitoring and accounting of Cloud resources is the same as for local servers.

"There is no denying that enterprises are increasingly migrating key workloads to the Cloud and our HPC customers are no exception", stated Gary Tyreman, President and CEO of Univa. "We have seen a prominent up-tick of enterprise HPC users looking to tap the vast potential of the public Cloud. To stimulate a more robust and broad path to the Cloud, we have decided to open source one of Univa's core products with an eye on simplifying and bringing community involvement to the Cloud onboarding process."

When it looked to migrating to the Cloud, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania was faced with either developing its own software or finding a proven, supported solution. While its HPCC hardware is located on the Penn campus, Navops Launch now allows Wharton to triple its core count with Amazon Web Services EC2 (AWS), with users accessing "anything and everything". This new flexibility allows researchers to scale beyond on-campus resources, work in isolated environments, and control their own services and costs. "Navops Launch was a solid choice. Being able to use a commercially supported Cloud management system that is tightly integrated with Univa Grid Engine is a big plus for us", stated Gavin Burris, Senior Project Leader, The Wharton School.

The open source project is available now.

Univa will continue to evolve Project Tortuga and offer commercial support under the product name Navops Launch, which is production-proven in large-scale distributed computing environments.
Source: Univa

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Primeur weekly 2018-03-19

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Fujitsu to build up an ecosystem for a future exascale supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time ...

Focus on Europe

New project to plug the software-stack support gap for energy-efficient computing ...

North German scientists receive new supercomputer in the HLRN network ...

Hardware

Cray tapped to deliver largest supercomputer dedicated to fusion science in Japan by National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology ...

Keeping GPUs young ...

Asetek announces ongoing collaboration with Intel on liquid cooling for servers and data centres ...

UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation announces Panasas as Corporate Member ...

Cavium expands industry partnerships to drive OCP NIC 3.0 ...

Applications

How much snow accumulates in North America each year? More than scientists thought. ...

Green light for Galaxy Europe ...

Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas ...

The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networks ...

The view from inside supersonic combustion ...

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers ...

ORNL researchers design novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks ...

University of Texas researchers develop new visualization tools to explore fusion physics ...

Fishing with simulations for two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

IBM helps accelerate AI with fast new data platform and elite team ...

European Commission to adopt Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Univa announces a global partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud ...

Univa open sources Project Tortuga to accelerate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

USFlash

Xilinx unveils revolutionary adaptable computing product category ...