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Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community

11 Sep 2019 Chicago - Univa, an innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions, has added enhancements to its powerful Navops Launch HPC Cloud-automation platform to support the widely-used Slurm workload scheduler.

Slurm - Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management - is a popular open-source workload manager supported by SchedMD that is well known for its pluggable HPC scheduling features. Slurm is used by approximately 60% of the world's TOP500 supercomputers and is used by 45% of HPC Cloud deployments.

"Univa's support for open-source Slurm - installed at approximately 60% of the leading HPC centres - is an important milestone in the evolution of HPC Cloud-automation", stated Srini Chari, founder and managing partner of Cabot Partners. "Navops Launch is one of the few HPC management tools that is both multi-Cloud and multi-scheduler."

By using Navops Launch with Slurm, users can easily migrate workloads to the Cloud, control spending, rightsize Cloud resource selection and automate decisions based on real-time Cloud, application, budget and workload-related metrics using composable automation applets.

"Extending Navops Launch support to Slurm is a natural fit given our ability to run large-scale HPC workloads", stated Gary Tyreman, Univa's President and CEO. "Navops Launch can help Slurm users simplify Cloud and hybrid Cloud deployments and dramatically reduce costs by ensuring that HPC sites only pay for the resources they need."

While Slurm presently supports simple cloud bursting via an elastic power plugin and Cloud-specific integrations, Navops Launch brings rich new functionality including flexible policy-based automation, multi-Cloud support, data migration, and cost control with Cloud spend association. Unlike tools that track Cloud resource usage and application workloads separately, Navops Launch monitors both and has full visibility into how Slurm is using Cloud resources in real-time. This allows Navops Launch to take policy-driven actions in real-time such as shifting workloads to the Cloud, scaling services, moving data to lower-cost storage tiers, or taking advantage of spot, preemptible or best-priced instances to boost efficiency and ensure that Cloud spending targets are met.

In early 2019, Western Digital supported by Univa and Amazon Web Services, used Univa Navops Launch to deploy a million-core cluster in just 1 hour and 32 minutes. The deployed cluster ran a complex multiphysics simulation that normally required 20 days to complete in just 8 hours - a 60x performance improvement.

Slurm support will be available in Navops Launch in the Fall of 2019 as part of Navops Launch 2.0. At that time, Slurm users will have access to the same cloud automation capabilities available to Univa Grid Engine users today.
Source: Univa

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...