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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes

6 Sep 2017 Chicago - Univa, a data centre workload optimization company, has announced the open source availability of the Universal Resource Broker (URB) adapter for Kubernetes. This new URB adapter will be of interest for organisations running Apache Mesos frameworks that are looking to deploy Kubernetes and Mesos workloads on a common infrastructure. The release of the URB adapter for Kubernetes marks a significant open source contribution by Univa and demonstrates its commitment to the Kubernetes community and to helping users get the most from their infrastructure investments.

By using URB, users now may easily run Mesos compatible frameworks, including Spark, Hadoop, Storm, Jenkins, Marathon, and Chronos, along-side native Kubernetes applications and manage these services on a single Kubernetes cluster. URB implements the Mesos Scheduler API and Executor API and supports Mesos frameworks written in Java, Scala, Python, and C++.

The technology is easily deployable on a wide variety of Kubernetes environments including Red Hat OpenShift, Google's GKE, Azure, Rancher, Tectonic and other Kubernetes distributions. URB will also be of interest to ISVs who have written application frameworks for Mesos APIs, but who wish to make their solutions available on Kubernetes without going to the expense of releasing a separate, Kubernetes specific version of their software.

According to Fritz Ferstl, CTO at Univa Corporation, "This contribution is significant for both the Mesos and Kubernetes communities. With Universal Resource Broker, customers and ISVs have new options to deploy Mesos applications alongside their micro service applications. URB simplifies enterprise environments and helps to fuel the continued growth of Kubernetes by enabling a broader set of application workloads."

"As a founding member of CNCF, Univa is pleased to bring this key technology to the container ecosystem", stated Rob Lalonde, General Manager of Univa's Navops product line. "URB provides our customers with yet another way to consolidate enterprise workloads, reducing cluster sprawl while protecting their existing IT investments."

Users wishing to leverage or contribute to the URB effort can visit http://github.com/UnivaCorporation . The software is available under an Apache open source license. The project consists of the urb-core repository that exposes the Mesos compatible interface and the urb-k8s repository that provides the Kubernetes adapter. A separate open source urb-uge enables Univa Grid Engine users to run Mesos applications natively on Grid Engine clusters, taking advantage of sophisticated Grid Engine scheduling policies. Detailed documentation is provided for URB and for its Kubernetes adapter along with packaged examples showing how environments like Spark, Marathon, and other Mesos frameworks can be easily run on Kubernetes using URB.

The URB technology complements Univa's Navops Command, an advanced, enterprise-proven policy management solution for Kubernetes that supports multi-tenancy, mixed workloads - containerized and non-containerized - and brings new capabilities such as application workflows to Kubernetes. With URB and Navops Command, Univa supports the widest variety of container and non-container based application workloads on a common, shared Kubernetes environment.
Source: Univa

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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...