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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 unveils Navops Launch 2.0

11 Sep 2019 Chicago - Univa, an innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions, has launched the newest release of its popular Navops Launch Cloud-automation platform. Navops Launch 2.0 delivers new capabilities to help simplify the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud, enabling enterprises to transition HPC workloads to the Cloud while reducing costs by 30-40 percent. With features for rightsizing Cloud resources and automating hybrid cloud operations, using real-time Cloud, application and workload-related metrics, with composable automation applets, Navops Launch 2.0 gives enterprise users full control over Cloud-spend.

"The ease with which cloud services can be consumed can cause costs to quickly get out of control, posing a major business challenge for HPC Cloud users", stated Krishnan Subramanian, founder and Chief Research Advisor, Rishidot Research. "It's not uncommon for users to over-provision compute instances and storage or start Cloud services and forget them. Tiered pricing schemes, bandwidth-related costs, and fluid rate structures that can vary by region, make costs in the cloud difficult to manage while products like Navops Launch can help control these costs."

Navops Launch was initially developed to focus on automated resource provisioning and application-aware Cloud bursting. Navops Launch 2.0 extends these capabilities to include cost control and budgeted Cloud-spend association, and powerful new features for workload and resource automation via composable automation applets.

New capabilities in Navops Launch 2.0 include:

  • An enhanced WebUI that tracks Cloud spending, usage, and resource consumption efficiency for multiple cost-centres, projects, departments, users, applications, and Cloud resource types
  • Improved automation features enabling administrators to easily automate actions based on a wide variety of real-time metrics related to applications, workload, and resources
  • The ability to track usage against budgets and utilize automation to stay within hard budget restrictions

"Navops Launch has experienced excellent market momentum since we introduced it to the market", stated Gary Tyreman, president and CEO, Univa. "Enterprises are rapidly embracing hybrid cloud for HPC workloads, and as they do, they invariably face challenges related to Cloud-spend management and efficiency, problem areas where Univa has focused our newest release to help users significantly reduce their costs."

In February of 2019, Western Digital and Amazon Web Services announced the use of Navops Launch to deploy a million-core Univa Grid Engine cluster in the Cloud reducing the runtime for a large-scale production multiphysics simulation from 20 days to eight hours.

Unlike tools that provision Cloud resources based on simple static policies or cloud queues, Navops Launch is application, resource and budget-aware, and can adjust workload and resource deployments on-the-fly considering planned spending by project and department, on-premise capacity, actual resource consumption, and data access patterns.

Navops Launch can project monthly Cloud billings and visually highlight cost savings opportunities. The automation engine provides users with tools to automate proactive cost-saving measures such as selecting the most cost-efficient instance types by application or detecting and shutting down unused services based on configurable policies. With these tools, organizations can boost efficiency, and track efficiency gains and savings month over month.

Navops Launch is production-proven 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. Since its initial launch in 2018, the product has been named a winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year Category in the prestigious 2018 Best in Biz Awards and is the recipient of a 2019 Silver Stevie award winner in the Cloud infrastructure category by the American Business Awards.
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 ...