Trends in the AI Revolution from 2016

The AI Revolution is in full swing.  We are lucky to see a lot of activity in the AI Revolution first-hand as the premier cloud provider for accelerated computational resources. 2016 has been an incredible year for machine learning. We have seen powerful frameworks...

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...

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...

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...

Impressions from the 52nd HPC User Forum

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 52nd IDC HPC User Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Here are my impressions… Industry Shake Up IBM’s pending sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo represents a major change in the market share distribution among OEMs. ...

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...

Big Data in the Cloud: Making Sense of it All

Big Data doesn’t have to be complicated nor expensive when you deploy the right integrated Cloud-based solution to tackle it. There are 3 key phases of Big Data and Analytics requiring very different compute and storage capabilities.  First, there is “capture”, which...