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 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...

Building and Deploying GPU Applications in the Cloud

  A Little Background Before diving in let’s just get a little background out of the way.  migenius is a 3D rendering technology company and our focus is on photorealistic, physically accurate 3D rendering in the Cloud. Our main product, RealityServer is a...

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...

OpenGL Served 2 Ways

OpenGL is the industry standard API for high performance 2D and 3D graphics.  It works on everything from mobile devices to supercomputers.  Today it’s also available on demand, and helps solve problems ranging from design to rendering, and everything in between....

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. ...

Build Cloud HPC Applications in Under 15 Minutes!

Building and deploying complete HPC applications to the cloud using the JARVICE platform is both quick and easy.  This video demonstrates development, deployment, and batch execution of a functional High Performance Computing application from the ground up in less...

HPC Cloud Anatomy 101

High Performance Computing workloads are not web applications.  This is why it’s important that your cloud is designed to run them, rather than generic web services.  Last week we discussed Cloud Computing for HPC and Data Processing.  Here we’ll learn how an...

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...
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