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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA


17 Jun 2019 Frankfurt - Bright Computing, a global expert in cluster management software for HPC, A.I. and Cloud infrastructure, is providing cluster management software to enable a modernized HPC infrastructure for New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA). Bright Computing worked closely with NeSI and NIWA to build three clusters in part managed by Bright solutions - one coupled to each of the Cray XC-class supercomputers and a third for development, testing, training, and education. Armed with deep infrastructure knowledge and systems integration experience, Bright was part of a co-design partnership with Cray, NIWA and NeSI working collaborative to design and build a hybrid HPC and private Cloud infrastructure based on Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack.

Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack made it easier to deploy, provision, and manage key aspects of NeSI/NIWA's hybrid HPC infrastructure by providing managed deployment on bare metal, advanced monitoring and management tools, and dynamic health-checking, all in one powerful, intuitive package. As Bright Cluster Manager is fully integrated with Bright OpenStack, NeSI administrators now have a solution they can leverage to build a robust cloud—reliably—with the HPC resources they already have, reducing complexity and costs as they prepare for expanded HPC use cases in the future.

Together, NeSI and NIWA enable successful research for computation and data-intensive projects that are at the forefront of some of the world's most critical environmental issues. To solve these critical environmental issues, they built a next-generation environment, optimized by Bright’s enterprise-grade software solutions, to deliver:

  • A flexible and extensible solution that supports new use cases in artificial intelligence and deep learning
  • Enhanced services to a diverse user population
  • The ability to move workloads to the Cloud, as needed
  • Successful solution deployment and monitoring throughout cluster lifecycles.

The new infrastructure replaced previous cluster infrastructure with two Cray CS cluster supercomputers to increase performance and reduce data center complexity. Additional system improvements via Bright software include the use of Bright OpenStack to deliver private cloud capabilities, centralized management of both physical and virtual machines, and the flexibility to evolve services and provide support for an increasing number of HPC use cases from research, scientific, and educational institutions.

"Bright's deep infrastructure knowledge and systems integration experience, coupled with Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack, has equipped us with all the tools necessary to administer our clustered infrastructure as a single entity, provisioning the hardware, operating system, and Cloud framework from a single interface", stated Fabrice Cantos, HPC Operations Manager of NeSI/NIWA. Fabrice Cantos continued: "We were able to reduce costs by streamlining cluster management, simplifying data center complexity, and providing a gateway to both private and public Clouds through Bright OpenStack."

Building a flexible platform that could handle NeSI and NIWA’s long-term HPC needs required careful consideration of foundational architecture elements - servers, storage, management, and memory. "Managing these essential elements has been simplified with Bright software that enables NeSI and NIWA to easily deploy, provision, and manage their future-focused environment - one that can now dynamically respond to a variety of use cases - with the HPC resources they currently have", commented Bill Wagner, Bright Computing CEO.

With an influx of compute-intensive use cases on the horizon, the data centre solutions provided by Bright Computing have opened the door for New Zealand's researchers to tackle the world’s most critical environmental problems.
Source: Bright Computing

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-17

Exascale supercomputing

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL ...

NVIDIA brings CUDA to Arm, enabling new path to Exascale supercomputing ...

CINECA and E4 Computer Engineering announce the successful conclusion of phase I of the Evaluation of 64-bit Armv8 based clusters ...

Quantum computing

Quantum software company Zapata Computing adds Rhonda Germany Ballintyn to Board ...

IBM expands its quantum computing programme to Africa with Wits University ...

Focus on Europe

Kalray at the heart of the European Processor Initiative ...

Switzerland contributing to one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Finland ...

Extension CERN Alice and LHCb-data centres: 50% delivered ...

The Luxembourgian supercomputer "Meluxina" will be part of the European network EuroHPC ...

Joint PRACE IAC and EuroHPC INFRAG Workshop on Support for Industrial Users ...

ISC 2019 kicks off with five days of non-stop HPC ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Marvell sponsor Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition ...

Italy to host one of the supercomputers funded by EuroHPC ...

Dell Technologies simplifies customers' path to innovation with AI and high performance computing ...

Middleware

Bright Computing and Cray reduce complexity and cost in modern HPC environment for NeSI and NIWA ...

Imperial College protects vital research data with software-defined storage infrastructure using ArcaStream and Excelero ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems to showcase newest data centre liquid cooling solutions for OEM systems at ISC High Performance 2019 ...

Panasas welcomes Boston Limited to its accelerate Channel Partner Programme ...

Atos strengthens its supercomputer portfolio with launch of new range of modular storage appliances ...

BullSequana S800 becomes the highest-performing server on the market world-wide for SAP HANA with record benchmark result ...

Cray powers Geospatial AI revolution with breakthrough deep learning performance ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates new generation of world-wide high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence supercomputers ...

Supermicro scalable AI Edge systems validated for trusted infrastructure deployment with the NVIDIA EGX Edge Computing Platform now available ...

From black hole imaging to NASA climate research - Supermicro high-performance systems support major scientific discovery and exploration even to distant galaxies ...

E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative announce the codes@OEHI programme ...

WekaIO updates file system with advanced security features for multi-user enterprise HPC ...

TYAN powers AI and HPC with 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms at ISC 2019 ...

Toshiba Memory America announces SSD compatibility with Excelero's NVMesh software-defined block storage products ...

Applications

Student attending OSC's Summer Institute will solve problems with supercomputers ...

Immortal quantum particles ...

Energy department to invest $32 million in computer design of materials ...

TOP500

TOP500 becomes a Petaflop club for supercomputers ...

InfiniBand accelerates six of the top ten supercomputers in the world, including the top three, and four of the top five on June's TOP500 ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Exadata builds in Machine Learning advances, supercharges performance, improves cost effectiveness ...

VMware announces intent to acquire Avi Networks ...