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Primeur weekly 2019-06-03

Quantum computing

Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough ...

Focus on Europe

Wrap up of an inspiring EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 including PRACEdays19 ...

Hardware

Excelero and ThinkParQ go to market with integrated NVMesh and BeeGFS ...

Tachyum successfully deploys Linux OS on universal processor chip ...

Supermicro displays Resource-Saving server technology and new 5G Edge solutions at Computex 2019 ...

NVIDIA launches Edge computing platform to bring real-time AI to global industries ...

TYAN showcases HPC, storage and Cloud server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors at Computex 2019 ...

Applications

DesignSafe and ADCIRC provide storm surge simulators for natural hazards community ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until June 21 to apply for supercomputer use ...

The Spanish supercomputer that helps design aerodynamics for thousands of UK cars ...

DJI Manifold 2 onboard supercomputer transforms drones into autonomous robots ...

Study finds Red Sea may be cooling rather than warming ...

Garching physicists develop a new method to carry computations in quantum field theory ...

NCSA's Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications ...

Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron's complicated dance ...

New Argonne computational model to accelerate engine development for next-generation hypersonic flight ...

The Cloud

Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered ...

Univa's Navops Launch solution simplifies Cloud usage to help customers migrate their HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

Univa's Navops Launch solution simplifies Cloud usage to help customers migrate their HPC workloads to the Cloud


29 May 2019 Chicago - Univa, an innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions for on-premise and hybrid Cloud high-performance computing (HPC), has introduced its latest version of Navops Launch, version 1.1, which offers enterprise users the ability to migrate their HPC workloads and processes to the Cloud with higher efficiency and agility.

According to an Intersect360 report on Worldwide High Performance Computing, Cloud spending by HPC customers grew by 44 percent from 2016 to 2017, placing Cloud-based spending at around $1.1 billion for 2017. Though the highest potential for HPC Cloud spend is yet to come, challenges still remain with customers seeking better solutions to manage and prioritize Cloud usage.

This newest version of Navops Launch delivers new data staging capabilities to help users prioritize how to migrate their data, based on when and what is needed. With these new capabilities, users do not pay for Cloud servers while the data is in flight when using a shared file system in the Cloud. Additionally, Navops Launch's unique automation features intelligently right-size and place workloads in the Cloud to improve the cost efficiency for enterprise users migrating to the Cloud.

With visibility to workload and Cloud metrics, Navops Launch can modify users' workload resource placement requests in the Cloud, so they are not required to change their workflow or submission scripts. These unique automation capabilities give HPC users the control and knowledge of where their workload is running and the related costs. New features in Navops Launch 1.1 designed to simplify HPC Cloud migration include:

  • Migration support: Navops Launch 1.1 fully supports hybrid clusters or all-in Cloud clusters, for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, including support for GPUs and spot/pre-emptable/low-priority virtual machines.
  • Advanced automation capabilities: The sophisticated automation engine with customizable automation actions that are configurable from the Navops Launch GUI, gives HPC users control of their workloads. Additionally, this new version of Navops Launch offers built-in, scale up and down automation capabilities for optimal control and agility
  • Deploy and manage dedicated and hybrid clusters: Users can create and manage multiple Univa Grid Engine clusters to meet increasing workload demands. The platform's intuitive dashboard provides full visibility for creating and managing these HPC clusters.

"Though the Cloud offers today's enterprise organizations limitless options, their budgets do, in fact have limits", stated Rob Lalonde, VP and GM of Cloud at Univa. "With this in mind, the Univa team designed its newest version of Navops Launch to help make the administration of day-to-day cloud usage simpler than an unrestricted cloud queue as a way to help control costs, while still optimizing on efficiency and agility. We strive to make our customers cloud experience as close to a NoOps model as possible."

Univa was also recently selected as a Silver Stevie award winner in the Cloud Infrastructure category of the American Business Awards for its Navops Launch solution. This recognition further demonstrates Univa's unique capabilities to develop a solution that equips the hybrid Cloud community with an innovative, efficient and cost-effective tool for HPC management - that is not confined to infrastructure environments or workload demands. Navops Launch gives users predictability, monitoring and control over their Cloud expenditures, while keeping IT costs low and not compromising on scale.

Navops Launch 1.1 is being proven in production at many of Univa's enterprise hybrid Cloud customers. Additionally, Navops Launch offers users the ability to deploy and manage hybrid and dedicated HPC clusters for thousands of applications, including AI, machine learning, life sciences, manufacturing and transportation. This powerful hybrid HPC Cloud management platform also offers the unique ability to achieve extreme scale of more than a one million core HPC clusters.

Source: Univa

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-06-03

Quantum computing

Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough ...

Focus on Europe

Wrap up of an inspiring EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 including PRACEdays19 ...

Hardware

Excelero and ThinkParQ go to market with integrated NVMesh and BeeGFS ...

Tachyum successfully deploys Linux OS on universal processor chip ...

Supermicro displays Resource-Saving server technology and new 5G Edge solutions at Computex 2019 ...

NVIDIA launches Edge computing platform to bring real-time AI to global industries ...

TYAN showcases HPC, storage and Cloud server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable processors at Computex 2019 ...

Applications

DesignSafe and ADCIRC provide storm surge simulators for natural hazards community ...

University of Wyoming faculty have until June 21 to apply for supercomputer use ...

The Spanish supercomputer that helps design aerodynamics for thousands of UK cars ...

DJI Manifold 2 onboard supercomputer transforms drones into autonomous robots ...

Study finds Red Sea may be cooling rather than warming ...

Garching physicists develop a new method to carry computations in quantum field theory ...

NCSA's Blue Waters Petascale Computing Hackathon now accepting applications ...

Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron's complicated dance ...

New Argonne computational model to accelerate engine development for next-generation hypersonic flight ...

The Cloud

Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered ...

Univa's Navops Launch solution simplifies Cloud usage to help customers migrate their HPC workloads to the Cloud ...