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New Version of Univa Grid Engine 2x Faster Than Sun Grid Engine 6.2u5

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Univa, a leading innovator of workload management products, today announced the general availably of its Grid Engine 8.5.0 product. Univa’s enterprise customers continue to push the boundaries of scalability and performance and Univa has responded. With Univa Grid Engine 8.5.0 benchmarks show an impressive 2x performance improvement in scheduling and processing of all types of workload versus previous versions of Grid Engine. Enterprises will now see immediate results with less wait time and more work completed.

In addition to scalability and performance improvements, this release includes resource map enhancements for selecting host-based resources such as GPUs and improvements to Docker device selection, allowing GPUs to be mapped into Docker containers. Users can now place GPU applications into Docker containers and run them on any Docker-enabled host in the cluster.
 

Kinetica and Nimbix Team Up to Offer GPU Computing in the Cloud for Enterprise Customers

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Kineticaprovider of the fastest, in-memory database accelerated by GPUs, today announced its real-time analytics and visualization solution is immediately available on the Nimbix Cloud.  Providing instant results and visualized insights across massive streaming datasets, Kinetica on the Nimbix Cloud can be launched in seconds and is the ideal solution for GPU-accelerated analytics.

"Kinetica on the Nimbix Cloud harnesses the power of parallel GPUs to deliver real-time analytics and data written to Kinetica is automatically routed to parallel connections across the cluster," said Amit Vij, cofounder and CEO, Kinetica.  "The full Kinetica stack can be provisioned with a couple of mouse clicks from the Nimbix console or launched and automated with JARVICE's powerful task API."

Liquidware Labs Announces the Release of Stratusphere UX 5.8.6 - Now with vGPU Monitoring Powered by NVIDIA GRID

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Liquidware Labs, a leader in desktop transformation solutions, today announced the general availability of Stratusphere UX 5.8.6 with a number of new features, including new virtual GPU (vGPU) metrics as well as dashboard enhancements, greater security and more. The company is demonstrating the software at Citrix Summit 2016 Anaheim this week (Booth #408).

"Stratusphere UX continues to lower the barrier of entry for the diagnostics and monitoring of end-user workloads" said David Bieneman, CEO, Liquidware Labs. "The solution's ability to focus on all users, machines and applications, while defining a quantitative metric for user experience, is the defining aspect of Stratusphere. And now, with more granular vGPU metrics and enhanced dashboard views, Stratusphere UX offers greater capabilities in support of trending, optimizing and diagnosing the challenges faced in next generation end-user workspaces."
 

Nimbix and Bitfusion Deliver Industry's Most Affordable High Performance GPU Resources in the Cloud

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Nimbix and Bitfusion today announced the immediate availability of its new combined solution to offer more choices to application developers looking for high performance GPU accelerators on an on-demand basis. The Nimbix Cloud, powered by JARVICE, now integrates Bitfusion Boost to offer lower cost accelerator resources for developing compute hungry machine learning, analytics, and photorealistic rendering algorithms.

The solution uses Bitfusion Boost's software defined compute technology to enable higher horsepower virtual GPU instances with costs significantly lower than anywhere in the cloud. The solution will also permit the combining of interesting CPU-memory-GPU configurations in the future. A developer will be able to combine the largest memory machine with an unlimited number of GPU nodes together to form a single powerful instance capable of handling a much larger job than before.

Cloud Computing: AMD Unveils Virtualized GPUs, New Quiet Chips

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Advanced Micro Devices is continuing a steady drumbeat of product releases as officials look to make the chip maker a larger player in everything from high-end gaming PCs and virtual desktops to cloud computing. The company on Feb. 1 unveiled virtualized graphics cards that can be housed in data center servers and delivered as needed to a range of devices, including remote workstations and other client systems. A day later, officials introduced two new desktop processors—the A10-7860K and Athlon X4 845—featuring AMD's new Wraith Cooler thermal system that they said generate less than a 10th of the noise of previous chips.

"Customers can build a capable, near-silent online gaming PC in a surprisingly small form factor for an unexpectedly low price," Kevin Lensing, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD's Client Business Unit, said in a statement. "The low-power requirements mean you can build a tiny system perfect for a small dorm room, for use in the living room as a home theatre PC … and portable enough to take to a LAN party."...

IBM unleashes NVIDIA GPU on SoftLayer cloud for faster processing power

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While the rest of the tech media marvelled at the world’s first seven nanometre chips unveiled by IBM earlier this week, the Armonk giant has quietly pushed out a couple of impressive cloud announcements alongside it.  IBM – who, let us not forget, wants to be seen as a cloud-first organisation – has announced the availability of NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators on bare metal cloud servers. In other words, it provides supercomputing powers to the SoftLayer cloud without the need for companies to expand their existing infrastructure.
 
GPU, in a cloud environment, works alongside a server’s CPU to accelerate application and processing performance. Combining the two instead of using a CPU alone, utilising thousands of small efficient cores, results in faster processing of information...