The Internet of Machines

I remember feeling a little cynical when I first heard the phrase “Internet of Things” or IoT because at first, it sounded to me like just another marketing term for the tech giants to use to peddle their wares to the IT marketplace.  But what else would...

It’s 2016. Is Moore’s Law Dead?

In 1993, I graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, having studied semiconductor device physics at Santa Clara University, right in the heart of Silicon Valley.  I remember fabricating my first integrated circuit in a small on-campus clean room outfitted...

Putting Kepler GPU Cards to Work in the Cloud

How Kepler GPU Cards are Reshaping the Cloud Computing Landscape Accessing the seemingly infinite pool of virtual machines, CPUs and memory in the cloud has been taking the IT industry by storm over the last several years.  Ubiquitous, on-demand access has become the...

PacBio SMRT Analysis in the Cloud with JARVICE

Last month, we blogged about using JARVICE to provision supercomputing clusters to run on-demand Hadoop stacks.  This week, we will discuss another use case derived from the ability to snapshot HPC clusters: NGS Sequence Analysis with PacBio. As in many other...

Hadoop Cluster in the Cloud: Snapshot a Supercomputer!

What if you could quickly build a Hadoop cluster in the cloud, and then snapshot it for later use on demand? Snapshotting VMs has become routine in cloud computing. A user can install their applications on the virtual machine, run some stuff, and then save it off to...

5 Reasons to Move Your Amazon AMI to a Nimbix NAE

If you have been a consumer of cloud computing for any length of time, you probably know what an AMI is. The Amazon AMI (Amazon Machine Image) defines a virtual machine with its associated operating system and application software integrated as a complete image. A...

Observations from IDC Directions 2014

Although I’ve spent many years traveling back and forth to Silicon Valley from my days in the semiconductor industry, on my most recent trip I was able to spend an evening and a day in my old college town of Santa Clara, CA. I was there to attend IDC Directions, the...

Cloud Computing for HPC and Data Processing

    We speak with a lot of people that have been in the High Performance Computing industry for a long time.  One of the recurring conversations we have is the idea that cloud computing is not new.  The spirit of the conversation is that the concept of...

The World of High Performance Cloud Computing in 2014

As we enter 2014, I first want to thank all of our incredible customers and partners for a fantastic 2013! The world is a better place in 2014 in part due to the innovations and research of engineers and scientists around the world using high performance cloud...

CUDA Application Runtime Performance in Cloud NAEs

JARVICE is the new cloud platform from Nimbix that brings truly new capabilities to cloud computing. Our CTO, Leo Reiter, posted earlier this week on the benefits of a PaaS offering, and I wanted to follow that post by providing more details on how JARVICE enables the...

Production Theory and High Performance Computing

About three years ago, Nimbix presented a paper at the annual technical meeting for the Society of HPC Professionals in Houston, TX. In the presentation, we discussed how production theory in economics can be used to study the ways in which new technologies, such as...
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