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Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization

30 Apr 2019 Raleigh - Red Hat Virtualization 4.3, the latest version of Red Hat's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform, will be generally available in May 2019. Built on the trusted enterprise foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 is designed to deliver greater security, easier interoperability and improved integration across enterprise IT environments. From enhanced software-defined networking capabilities to new roles powered by Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 powers modern systems while remaining fully open and helping reduce costs in versus proprietary solutions.

Red Hat Virtualization is an open software-defined platform for virtualizing Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads. It provides a flexible, scalable and more secure production-ready platform with automation and services to simplify IT operations. Driven by open innovation and integrated with other open source technologies, Red Hat Virtualization allows customers to more easily virtualize traditional workloads, while building a foundation to power future Cloud-native and containerized workloads. Many companies have benefitted from a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) after implementing Red Hat Virtualization.

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 builds on Red Hat's recognized leadership for high performing, highly-available, and more easily scalable virtual machine (VM) workloads. Specifically, the platform introduces new capabilities and enhancements including:

  • Expanded software-defined networking (SDN): With support for the latest Red Hat OpenStack Platform (version 12, 13 and 14), Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 offers more flexibility and customer choice in SDN solutions, providing an open technology stack that can more easily integrate with existing technologies to meet specific business needs.
  • Powerful automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation: End-to-end automated configuration, deployment and validation are made possible with Red Hat Ansible Automation. New roles include deployment of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager through Ansible, as well as creation and management of physical and logical resources such as hosts, clusters and data centres.
  • IBM POWER9 support: IBM's latest POWER architecture provides high performance for your Big Data and resource-intensive database workloads. Red Hat Virtualization supports using IBM POWER8 or POWER9 virtual machines within your data centre.
  • Modern operating system support: With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta guest support on Red Hat Virtualization, users will now be able to run production workloads on the industry-leading Linux operating systems in a virtualized environment with planned support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 at its release.

The Red Hat infrastructure migration solution supports Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 as one of several target platforms, allowing customers to smoothly migrate their existing proprietary virtual infrastructure to Red Hat's open virtualization platform.

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 will be available as a standalone offering, as an integrated offering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and as part of Red Hat Cloud Suite or Red Hat Virtualization Suite. Existing subscribers can upgrade to Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 through the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Joe Fernandes, vice president, Cloud Platforms Products, Red Hat, stated: "Virtualization provides a foundation for modern computing and entry point for hybrid Cloud deployments, making a flexible, stable and open virtualization platform a key piece of an enterprise technology mix. Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 is designed to provide such a platform, enabling organisations to virtualize their workloads with even better security, improved interoperability and enhanced integration across enterprise IT environments while remaining fully open and affordable."
Source: Red Hat

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...