In this slidecast, Fritz Ferstl from Univa presents: Grid Engine State of the Union.
Univa Grid Engine is the next generation product that open source Grid Engine users have been waiting for. Our customers save time and money through increased uptime, and with our innovative feature and product evolution they can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of running Grid Engine. We have improved the speed of several aspects of the product with new features and functionality designed to improve the speed of dispatching and throughput. The following features drive performance of Grid Engine to a new height. They are only available from Univa.”
In this slidecast, Narayan Venkat from Violin Memory describes how the company’s new alliance with Toshiba will help foster a whole new world of applications that perform at the speed of memory.
Our new focus on PCIe cards will allow both companies to drive radical new economics that lead to the mass adoption of memory-based architectures,” said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. “NAND memory is now a requirement at every level from the smart connected device to the core of the cloud and the enterprise data center. Violin’s combined portfolios continue our leadership across the evolving memory-based solution market.”
In this podcast, Sanjay Parekh from the Startup Riot discusses how the annual event brings entrepreneurs together with VCs and Angel investors. We also get a chance to talk to the most recent winner of the Riot competition, Lauren Miller from Excelegrade.
Excelegrade is a platform that allows teachers to focus on the art of teaching while we do the science. Teachers currently spend hours on administrative tasks, like test creation, grading, etc., leaving them with less time to focus on instruction. We aim to give teachers their time back without compromising the rigor of instruction and we do this with 21st century technology. Much like textbooks are going digital, Excelegrade makes K-12 classroom assessments digital by replacing paper-based tests with assessments on tablets, smart phones, and laptops.”
In this slidecast, Jeff Squyres from Cisco presents: Ethernet Secrets of TCP.
TCP? Who cares about TCP in HPC? More and more people, actually. With the commoditization of HPC, lots of newbie HPC users are intimidated by special, one-off, traditional HPC types of networks and opt for the simplicity and universality of Ethernet. And it turns out that TCP doesn’t suck nearly as much as most (HPC) people think, particularly on modern servers, Ethernet fabrics, and powerful Ethernet NICs. I’ll cut to the chase: I surprised myself by being able to get ~10us half-round-trip ping-pong MPI latency over TCP (using NetPIPE).”
In this slidecast, Brian Christian from Zettaset presents: Examining Hadoop as a Big Data Risk in the Enterprise.
While the open source framework has enabled Hadoop to logically grow and expand, business and government enterprise organizations face deployment and management challenges with Hadoop. Hadoop’s core specifications are still being developed by the Apache community, and thus far, do not adequately address enterprise requirements, such as support for robust security and regulatory compliance mandates such as HIPAA and SOX, for example.”
In this slidecast, Ofer Bengal from Garantia Data describes the company’s cloud-based Redis and Memcached high performance database platform.
We are excited to be the first to offer AWS’ European users enhanced Redis functionality they never had before,” mentioned Ofer Bengal, CEO of Garantia Data. “We have seen great demand in this region for scalable, highly available and fully-automated services for Redis and Memcached. Our Redis Cloud and Memcached Cloud provide exactly the sort of functionality developers look for.”
In this slidecast, Ken Copas from Glasshouse presents an overview of the company’s Cloud services.
GlassHouse delivers clarity amid the hype, providing vendor independent, objective IT consulting, to drive customer defined business outcomes, and guide clients along the full lifecycle of transforming their IT infrastructure. We are unique in our focus not just on technology but also on our clients’ information policies, procedures and organizational design, as those have the most significant impact on IT costs and effectiveness. Our solutions cover end-to-end planning, design and deployment to fully managed services.”
In this slidecast, Andrew Flint and Carolyn Hanley from Intel present: Intel Cache Acceleration Software.
Intel CAS complements our SSD data center family by providing a total caching solution that delivers even more value and capability for our customers,” said Chuck Brown, product line manager for Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “Intel CAS delivers a multi-level cache across the SSD and DRAM for optimal performance. Compared to short-stroked hard-drive technology, we’ve seen up to 50 times the improvement in I/O performance throughput for read intensive workloads by adding Intel CAS with the Intel SSD 910 series1.”
In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company spun up a 10,600 instance HPC cluster in 2 hours with CycleCloud on Amazon EC2. Using just one Chef 11 server and one purpose in mind, this on-the-fly cluster was used to accelerate life science research relating to a cancer target for a Big 10 Pharmaceutical company.
To tackle this problem, we decided to build software to create a CycleCloud utility supercomputer from 10,600 cloud instances, each of which was a multi-core machine! This makes this cluster the largest server-count cloud HPC environment that we know about, or has been made public to date (the former utility supercomputing leader was our 6,732 instance cluster for Schödinger from 2012). If this cluster were a physical environment, analysts said it would occupy a 12,000 sq ft data center space, costing $44 million. Instead, we created this in 2 hours, with these 10,600 hosts, used it for 9 more, at a peak cost of $549.72 per hour, and turned it off for a total cost of $4,362. Wow!”
In this podcast, Scott Crenshaw from Acronis presents: What’s Next for Cloud Storage?
Acronis can help you securely migrate, protect and recover critical data wherever it resides in your physical, virtual or cloud environments. With a Unified Platform and next generation technology, its innovative solutions are designed to ease the management burden and reduce total cost of ownership, while improving your recovery time objectives.”