post-thumb Cloud HPC Hackathon @ SC19

Denver, CO – November 2019 marked another successful Super Computing conference, but for SGCI and the Omnibond CloudyCluster Team, it was even more special as 5 teams competed at the Cloud HPC Hackathon at SC19. Teams consisted of students from universities at all levels, ranging from Freshman to Ph.D. candidates working together under pressure of the clock and pop-up challenges over a 44 hour period. Schools represented at this year’s event included locals from University of Denver and University of Colorado.

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post-thumb Cloudify Gateways Awardees

The Cloudify Gateways solicitation was developed to help developers to enable their Science Gatways in the Google Cloud. The 4 awardees of the SGCI, Google, CloudyCluster Cloudify Gateways solicitation have exciting projects that we are looking forward to working with through this program. Here are the projects: Making the Open OnDemand Platform Cloud Deployable Principle Investigators: Alan Chalker, Ohio Supercomputer Center David Hudak, Ohio Supercomputer Center Robert Settlage, Virginia Tech Robert DeLeon, University at Buffalo For more information on Open OnDemand visit openondemand.

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post-thumb Running Science Gateways on CloudyCluster

CloudyCluster creates an HPC environment in the Public Cloud that is similar to on premise HPC systems. To provide elasticity in the cloud, we have developed a meta-scheduler. The CCQ meta-scheduler enables jobs to control elastic launching and deleting of instances as required. These can be diverse instance types including preemptible and standard as required by the individual jobs. To support the SGCI Cloudify Gateways solicitation https://sciencegateways.org/cloudify2019 we will be adding new simplified HPC Job Submission APIs for CCQ to the next release of CloudyCluster targeted for the SC19 timeframe.

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post-thumb Introducing CloudyCluster on Google Cloud Platform

Many customers have been asking how to seamlessly get HPC jobs to work between clouds and on premise. We are now making this a little more possible by extending CloudyCluster to the Google Cloud Platform. It is avaialble now by request and will be in the GCP Marketplace in a few weeks. Below is the press release: Enjoy… DALLAS (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 12, 2018 Today, Omnibond announces the availability of CloudyCluster on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

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post-thumb The OrangeFS Project, an Open Source Product with a Research Outreach

(reprint)… More and more businesses rely on data-driven decisions, simulations, models and customer interaction. More of these data-driven requirements need faster and faster responses, even real-time, and this demand is stressing traditional storage architectures. Historically, storage systems and protocols have single points of ingress and egress for data. These single pinch-points are increasingly becoming bottlenecks, limiting the ability to process data in a timely fashion. The High Performance Computing community has faced these problems since the inception of the Beowulf cluster, the original concept of tying several commodity computers together to distribute computational workloads.

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post-thumb How API-driven Public Clouds and HPC are Bringing a Brighter Future

(reprint)… API-Driven Public Cloud The increasing popularity of cloud computing is evident in a myriad of news articles, blog posts and videos. Although cloud computing offers many benefits, one of the greatest benefits is largely hidden within the cloud. When public clouds appeared, initial conversation focused on comparing the public cloud to data center virtualization. A critical aspect gradually emerged, the secret sauce: the public cloud is more than just virtualization.

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