Today Cycle Computing announced that the company capped off its record-breaking fiscal year by winning the IDC HPC Innovation Excellence Award. IDC recognized Cycle’s 50,000-core utility supercomputer run in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud for pharmaceutical companies Schrödinger and Nimbus Discovery. In an unprecedented computer run, the cluster completed 12.5 processor years of computation in less than three hours. Running at a cost of less than $4,900 per hour, the computational drug discovery job was recognized by IDC for its impressive return on investment.
In an industry that is evolving as rapidly as HPC, it’s fascinating to be a part of the creativity and innovation we’ve seen in the past year,” said Chirag Dekate, an analyst with IDC. “Cycle Computing’s impressive 50,000 run for Schrödinger and Nimbus Discovery demonstrated a strong ROI from the use of HPC, and we were pleased to recognize their accomplishment.”
Cycle Computing also reported 85 percent client growth in 2012 and has staffed up its sales and support staff. Read the Full Story or check out this interview with Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe from SC12.
In this video from SC12, Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe demonstrates how easy it is to use the company’s software to provision large compute instances on the AWS cloud.
CycleCloud is the leading software for creating HPC clusters in the cloud, from small to Top 500 Supercomputer scales. CycleCloud makes it easy to deploy, secure, automate, and manage running calculations dynamically at large scales, up to 50000 cores or more. Click here to start using CycleCloud. Companies use CycleCloud in production clusters running molecular modelling, risk analysis, bioinformatics/sequencing, semiconductor simulation, and document processing.
In this video from SC12, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company helps customers maximize the utilization of existing supercomputing infrastructure and bridge the gap between traditional data centers and on-demand utility supercomputing.
In this video from SC12, Doug Johnson from Aeon Computing describes the company’s innovative Data Oasis technology powered by the Lustre file system.
What advantages does Lustre offer as a foundation for a storage system? Bandwidth. Its performance scales out linearly as the file system scales in build out. The more object servers you have, the more network paths you have, the faster your potential. It is the opposite of a large scale monolithic NFS appliance with one spigot.”
In this video from SC12, Solarflare CEO Russell Stern describes the company’s new “bump in the wire” ApplicationOnLoad Engine (AOE). By enabling applications to be processed on the fly right on the NIC server adapter, the company is opening up a new paradigm of computation, ransforming the way networks process data and overcoming performance obstacles that cannot be solved by simply adding more processors.
Leveraging our high-performance 28-nm Stratix V FPGA, Solarflare has created a comprehensive firmware development kit that provides a straightforward integrated application development environment,” said Jeff Waters, senior vice president and general manager of the Military, Industrial and Computing Division of Altera. “With its ApplicationOnLoad Engine, Solarflare is delivering an integrated application on-load solution that enables application processing to be moved directly to the network adapter for lower latency, CPU offload or compliance.”
In this video from SC12, Neil Levine from Inktank describes the company’s efforts to commercialize and support the Ceph open source file system. With high reliability and nearly unlimited scalability, Ceph has great potential for Big Data applications as well as an enabling technology for Exascale computing.
In this video, Samplify CEO Alan Evans presents: APAX: Lowering the Cost of Big Science, Big Data, and Cloud Computing.
Multi-core CPUs are hitting the memory wall,” said Al Wegener, CTO and founder of Samplify. “With each new process node, the number of processor cores on a die can double with Moore’s Law, but the throughput of memory, I/O, and storage fails to keep up with this growth. Hence, the performance of multi-core applications is increasingly memory, I/O, and storage bound. APAX is the only solution that accelerates the throughput DDRx, SAS/SATA, SSD, PCIe, Ethernet, and Infiniband, by up to six times.”
Samplify will demonstrate the APAX profiler and hardware IP at the SC12 conference in booth #4151.
The Parallella Kickstarter project has surpassed its funding goal and will go forward a product. As reported here, Parallella is Adapteva’s open-source development platform for low-power parallel computing. With a mission to “bring supercomputing to everyone,” Parallella development platform will be offered for only $99 dollars.
Adaptive Computing, the largest provider of private cloud management and High-Performance Computing (HPC) workload management software, today announced a call for participants for the 2012 Inside-Startups Pitchfest. The event will be held on November 12th in Provo, Utah, in conjunction with SC12 supercomputing conference. The conference brings together leading investment, editorial and analyst professionals in the high-performance computing industry to foster entrepreneurship in the technical community.
The top minds in high performance computing are coming to town for the SC12 conference,” said Rich Brueckner from inside-Startups. “These folks work with the world’s fastest supercomputers, software, and high-speed networks to advance science and engineering. With that kind of thought leadership so close by, what better place could there be for an innovators’ competition than Salt Lake City?”
Entrepreneurs who attend the Pitchfest will have the unique opportunity to gain exposure through the Inside Startups group, which maintains several publications in the high-tech industry such as Inside Cloud and Inside HPC. Entrants will be judged by a panel of experts with decades of business experience in the high-tech industry, with diverse backgrounds including experience in cloud computing, Internet infrastructure, high-performance computing, data analysis and strategic business development. All participants will be interviewed by members of the press and one winner at the Pitchfest event will receive additional promotion in Inside Startups publications, as well as banner ads and a podcast to promote their business.
We’re excited to be a part of this year’s SC conference in Salt Lake City,” said Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Because entrepreneurship is at the heart of our own business, we are committed to supporting today’s most innovative up-and-comers to foster progress in HPC and other high-tech areas.”
In this slidecast, Adapteva Founder & CEO Andreas Olofsson describes the new Parallella project, an open-source development platform for low-power parallel computing. In an attempt to finance the project, the company is launching Parallella as a Kickstarter campaign so that the development platform can be offered for only $99 dollars.
Ceph redefines storage as an open source service, meeting one of the key challenges for enterprises and cloud providers who need scalable and cost-effective storage,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical. “The distinctive architecture of Ceph gives it natural advantages over both proprietary and open source competitors. We found Ceph to be mature enough to warrant its inclusion in Ubuntu 12.10 as a storage option for our OpenStack reference architecture, widely deployed in both telco and corporate environments. I’m also delighted to support the team behind Ceph in their goal of building a commercial success story around this tremendous technology, as an investor in Inktank. Today Ceph is in the Linux kernel and Ubuntu, soon it will be everywhere.”
As a long-time champion of open source and industry-transforming technologies, Shuttleworth was eager to get involved with the Ceph storage platform and its worldwide community of developers. The Ceph project has been very active in the OpenStack community alongside Canonical, and the distributed storage system was integrated into the new version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, released in May 2012. Ubuntu is the popular Linux desktop distribution that was created by Shuttleworth and is backed by Canonical. Read the Full Story.
Got Exascale ideas? In this video, Thomas Ndousse-Fetter from the DoE Department of Science announces a Call for Participation in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs (SBR/STTR). The programs are designed for small businesses that want to get involved in the Exascale technology development ecosystem. Recorded at the Hot Interconnects 2012 Conference.
A Technology Transfer Opportunity (TTO) is an opportunity to leverage technology that has been developed at a DOE National Laboratory. Each TTO will be described in a particular subtopic and additional information may be obtained by using the link in the subtopic to the DOE National Laboratory that has developed the technology. Typically the technology was developed with DOE funding of either basic or applied research at a DOE National Laboratory and is available for transfer to the private sector. The level of technology maturity will vary and applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate Laboratory prior to submitting an application.”
This video provides and overview of the DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.