Using NVIDIA-Docker Based Images with JARVICE

We recently launched PushToCompute™, our Docker integration for JARVICE.  Along with this came Nimbix base Docker images optimized for compute intensive workflows, for various runtime flavors such as Ubuntu and CentOS. While Nimbix base images are best for most...

JARVICE 2.0 is here! An open letter to developers…

Dear friends: JARVICE 2.0 is the new engine powering the Nimbix Cloud, and by extension, the future of High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data workflows. A few years ago, Nimbix pioneered the use of containerized bare metal applications for HPC workflows in the...

The Time Value of Big Data

In the investment community, the time value of money states that money is always more valuable today than in the future.  This is largely due to interest and dividends that grow wealth over time, so it’s always better to put money to work sooner rather than later. In...

Cloud 2.0 is About Digital Transformation

The excitement and interest around “Cloud 2.0” confirms the success of cloud computing’s first generation, and the need to parlay it into new, more powerful solutions in order for it to take the next major step. There are several ways to think about the evolution of...

Cloud Data Comes in 3 Flavors

Whether Big Data or traditional, structured or unstructured, Cloud Data can be categorized into 3 primary forms… Aggregate Cloud Data This form of cloud data, whether public, hybrid, or private, is especially popular with multi-site organizations.  Generally, data...

Big Compute and its Role in Big Data

Big Data without Big Compute is just a large collection of unstructured information with no purpose and no real value. “Data” is the noun while “Compute” is the verb.  It’s not enough for the data to exist, we must derive value from it through computation – something...

GPU Rendering with Blender on Demand

Imagine if you could render complex 3D images and movies without an expensive workstation on your desk.  Whether it’s your laptop or even your tablet, it’s easy to submit rendering jobs with Blender on Demand in the Nimbix Cloud and get results fast. Registering and...

Is Cloud Computing Really So Difficult?

We hear all the time that cloud computing skills are in tremendous demand and supply of good talent just can’t keep up.  The perception is that cloud computing, while hot, is difficult enough that it needs specialists to design, implement, and even deploy services for...

Scaling HPC Applications

Last week we presented our latest Compute30™ webinar focused on scaling HPC applications… We began with the premise that increasing performance of HPC applications in today’s world is about scalability across cores and nodes, not just pure algorithmic...

3 Ways Big Data and HPC are Converging

Big Data is becoming much more than just widespread distribution of cheap storage and cheap computation on commodity hardware.  Could Big Data Analytics become the new “killer app” for HPC? IDC calls it “High Performance Data Analysis”.  The speed of computation...

3 Signs You Need Cloud HPC

As Cloud HPC continues to grow in options and popularity, how do you know when it’s time to take advantage of it?  Here are 3 signs that indicate it’s time for Cloud HPC… Your Cluster is Out of Capacity… Again! Despite having a supercomputer or HPC cluster in house,...

Cloud Solutions versus Cloud Services

With a dizzying menu of public cloud options to choose from, how do you know which one(s) will get the job done quickly and cost effectively?  The answer is to think about cloud solutions, rather than just services. Cloud Solutions are Just like Other Solutions Before...

5 Ways HPC Makes Our Lives Better

HPC (High Performance Computing) is not just a technology showcase for setting world records or solving abstract theoretical physics problems.  HPC makes a real difference in our lives, helping scientists and businesses attack real world challenges head on.  We all...

TORQUE Cluster as a Service!

Platform as a Service doesn’t have to be limited to just deploying and scaling single applications at a time.  Now you can deploy an entire cluster with workload management, on demand, with a single API call or a few clicks in an interactive portal.  You can easily...