UberCloud Inc., a leading online community and marketplace platform for engineers and scientists, announced today that it has been listed in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Oil & Gas 2015 report, published by Gartner analysts Rich McAvey, Leif Eriksen, Morgan Eldred, on April 21, 2015. “We believe that the inclusion of the UberCloud in the Gartner Cool Vendor category of Oil & Gas validates our readiness as the one-stop shop for engineers and scientists to discover, try, and buy computing power and complete solutions on demand, in the cloud”, said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of the UberCloud. “We are confident that this much valued Gartner recognition will further accelerate the acceptance of cloud computing in Oil & Gas and other application areas.” See the announcement and download the Gartner Cool Vendor report HERE.
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Microsoft and UberCloud agreed to cross-publish engineering and scientific cloud products on their online marketplaces. They started with OpenFOAM, an open source computational fluid dynamics simulation software from OpenCFD Ltd. (ESI Group), widely used in the engineering and scientific design and development community. Interested users can now participate in UberCloud’s Monday Webinars to learn how to register at the Azure Marketplace, and purchase, launch, and shut down the OpenFOAM software which is sitting in a software container immediately ready to use. Read more details in the Azure Store on the UberCloud Marketplace.
Silicon Valley Business Journal: UberCloud one of the three top start-ups at Plug & Play Fall Exhibition
At this year’s Fall Exhibition organized by Silicon Valley start-up incubator Plug & Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, Burak Yenier, CEO of UberCloud, presented his company’s profile to almost 500 institutional and angel investors. Burak described UberCloud as “a community and marketplace platform to discover, try and buy computing services. It has more than 2,500 companies and individuals from 72 countries, along with hundreds of consulting firms and individual experts.” Among the 30+ start-ups attendees voted UberCloud among the three top start-ups. Check out the 3 top startups from Plug and Play’s fall expo and read the story in the Silicon Valley Business Journal HERE.
Reykjavík – HPC in the Cloud company Advina published a case study about “Integrating with UberCloud, the online cloud community for engineers and scientists”. An Advania Qstack Cloud Service demo account was created and the Advania control panel was used as the primary method of infrastructure administration for a Proof of Concept study, using Platinum 3x Large instances with specifications: 16 virtual CPU cores; 61 GB RAM; 20 GB disk was selected. The Advania instances were accessed via SSH, and the Docker run time environment was set up. The UberCloud OpenFOAM container was pulled from the UberCloud private registry. Read more on the Advania Website HERE.
The 15th Civil-Comp International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing in Prague September 1 – 4 will start with a Tutorial about taking an OpenFOAM application to the cloud. In this 3-hour tutorial organized by the UberCloud participants learn the benefits and challenges in using remote cloud resources for real engineering and scientific applications, prepare a simple OpenFOAM CFD application on their own laptop and perform hands-on all the necessary steps about moving the geometry and physics data into the cloud, performing the computation and the remote visualization, and getting the resulting simulation data back to their laptop and visualize the results. Please see the details about the Tutorial and the Conference HERE.
For the 3-day training on April 15-17th at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) in Ann Arbor (MI), USA, UberCloud and DACOLT have developed an application container with OpenFOAM and DACOLT’s combustion package including a few training examples, allowing students seamless access and use of cloud resources for their test simulations. The course willfocus on (U)RANS modeling and aims to get the participants familiar with the basic theoretical concepts used in turbulent combustion modeling and to provide hands-on exercises to apply the theory in practice with OpenFOAM. Trainer will be Dr. Ferry Tap, founder and CEO of Dacolt. Dr. Tap has obtained his PhD from the renowned EM2C laboratory at Ecole Centrale Paris. Please see more details and register on the UberCloud Marketplace.
In this slidecast, Wolfgang Gentzsch presents: UberCloud – From Experiment to Marketplace. After 18 months of developing Docker container technology into high performance application containers for engineering and scientific simulations, UberCloud announces the availability of high performance application containers on its online UberCloud Marketplace, for ANSYS Mechanical, Fluent, CFX, Workbench, Icepak, EM, LS-DYNA and LS-PrePost, for CD-adapco STAR-CCM+, and for OpenFOAM, and more in the pipeline. These application containers are portable on all in-house and cloud environments and allow seamless and transparent on-demand access to and use of applications and data in the cloud, with a look and feel identical to your workstation.
Two years ago, Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier co-founded UberCloud, a cloud marketplace where engineers and scientists can discover, try and buy a range of cloud computing solutions. As well as improving the ease of access and the variety of options available to scientists and engineers, the platform also gives a level playing field to industry titans and smaller, niche vendors alike. Dataconomy caught with Gentzsch to discuss the intricacies of their product, the impact it will make on the democratization of high performance technical computing in the cloud, and why two years down the line, a direct competitor to UberCloud has yet to emerge. See the full interview HERE.
New Orleans, LA — November 17, 2014 —The UberCloud has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans, Louisiana. The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the event, and on the HPCwire website http://www.hpcwire.com/2014-hpcwire-readers-choice-awards/9/. The UberCloud was recognized with the two honors: Readers’ and Editors’ Choice – Best Use of HPC in the Cloud: The UberCloud Project for helping bring HPC to the wider masses. More details see HERE and our announcement on HPCwire HERE. Photo: Tom Tabor presenting the HPCwire Awards to Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of the UberCloud; Burak Yenier, CEO, UberCloud; and Rajeeb Hazra, VP Intel Architecture Group.
The UberCloud experiment #142 published an article about their “Virtual Testing of Severe Service Control Valve” in Desktop Engineering. Flow control valve specifications include performance ratings for a valve to be properly applied in fluid management systems. Valve performance ratings provide information to the system designer that can be used to optimize control system response which requires hundreds of simulations to verify and optimize. In this UberCloud experiment, the cloud was used to complete several sweeps of simulations to characterize the performance of this valve in various operating conditions. Rather than solving these simulations sequentially, as would be done with a typical license and hardware setup, most of the simulations were solved in parallel in the cloud to maximize throughput and allow studies of various conditions and geometries. That way, the end-user was able to speed-up the process by a factor of 30. Read the entire article HERE.
Berlin, Germany, October 15, 2014 – CPU 24/7, specialized in providing scalable HPC as a Service for applications related to CAE, and the UberCloud computing marketplace for engineers, announced the development of Cloud-enabled CPU 24/7 solutions for the UberCloud Marketplace. The announcement was shared last week at the 2nd OpenFOAM user conference in Berlin, an event organized by ESI-OpenCFD, bringing together the creators and the users of OpenFOAM. See the full announcement HERE.
UberCloud and NICE Software, a company dedicated to providing Technical Cloud Products and Solutions to customers worldwide, announce the development of Cloud-enabled NICE software solutions for the UberCloud marketplace. The announcement was shared at the annual ISC Cloud Conference, an event organizing researchers, engineers and consultants to discuss innovations in cloud computing. In this collaboration, both companies will offer cloud-enabled NICE DCV and EnginFrame, an advanced commercial grid portal used in a variety of industries. The two will offer professional support and integrate with application software vendors, such as ANSYS, in the cloud. See the full announcement HERE.
For the UberCloud to reach out to scientists and researchers in academia and research centers, The UberCloud and Scientific Computing World entered into a joint media partnership committing to cross-publish computing-relevant stories which are of interest to both communities. Scientific Computing World is a leading magazine for scientists, researchers and engineers who use technical computing in their work, thus nicely complementing the UberCloud’s focus on technical computing on demand, in the cloud.
Since the days of the early Beowulf Clusters in the late 1990s, esteemed colleagues in our engineering and science community have regularly predicted that High Performance Computing (HPC) for the masses was at the door. But the door has remained firmly shut. Beowulfs were so easy to build; grids connect every researcher to powerful supercomputers; and clouds offer computing on demand at your fingertips. But where are the masses of users? Haven’t they recognized that this massive compute power is there, just waiting for them? UberCloud’s Wolfgang Gentzsch – in this Opinion piece from Scientific Computing World – provides an analysis of good reasons why he believes HPC is now available for a broader public, enabled among others, by brand-new container technology.
A new San Francisco Meetup Group has been founded recently in the area of High Performance Computing. Their Kick-Off Meeting took place on August 20 at 19:00, on Rackspace premises in San Francisco. One of the speakers was UberCloud CEO Burak Yenier, who summarized the recent developments and achievements at UberCloud (i.e. the community, experiment, technology, and marketplace) and provided a demo about how the marketplace works behind the scene. Please see Burak’s presentation on YouTube HERE.
The benefits that engineers and scientists can expect from using technical computing in research, design and development processes can be huge: Cost savings, shorter time to market, better quality, less product failures, to name a few.
In this article, you can find details on the benefits of CAE in the Cloud for your business along with the details of four projects which took advantage of this technique.
Case Study Recording: CFD Simulation in the Autodesk Cloud
In this webinar, which took place July 31, we are looking at case study where Mark A. Lobo, P.E. from Lobo Engineering PLC used cloud computing to simulate a severe service control valve with Autodesk’s cloud-enabled Simulation CFD software. Mark talks about his application and the end-to-end process of preparing the application on his workstation, sending the data to the Autodesk cloud, performing many simulations, getting results back to his workstation, and finally performing the visualization and evaluation. Jon den Hartog, Autodesk Sr. Product Line Manager, explains the software, resources, and support provided along the way. See the webinar recording HERE.
May 2014 – TM Forum Inform online magazine
Wolfgang Gentzsch, President, UberCloud, talks to TM Forum Editor Dawn Bushaus about UberCloud technical computing community and marketplace.
At the ISC’14 Conference in Leipzig, Wolfgang Gentzsch announced the UberCloud Marketplace. He introduced the new UberCloud Marketplace and Appstore to Primeur Magazine. Engineers and scientists can buy at their fingertips complete bundled solutions in the Cloud, on demand. On the UberCloud Marketplace, you can buy OpenFOAM on Amazon, for instance, 24 hours on 32 cores for $199. You can click on it, this offer goes into your shopping cart, and you pay per credit card. As soon as you have made the payment you receive an e-mail with the link to ‘your’ Cloud, and to your application software in the Cloud. See more information and the video HERE.
The article describes several experiments with life science applications in the Cloud. The experiment teams have written summary case studies about their experiments describing their application, the benefits for using the Cloud, the process to get into the Cloud, challenges and their solutions, and lessons learned and recommendations. Applications explored in the Cloud are 1. The oncogenic mechanism of two commonly expressed PI3Kα mutants by studying their conformational changes with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations; 2. Cardiovascular medical device simulations in the Cloud; 3. Next generation sequencing data analysis; and 4. performance analysis of GROMACS molecular dynamics for simulating enzyme substrate in the Cloud. Read more here.
Jun 16, 2014 – Improved product quality, faster time to market and ultimately increased ROI have long been associated with the adoption of HPC tools. The benefits that engineers and scientists can expect from using technical computing in their research, design and development processes can be huge. This article discusses benefits and challenges with using workstations, clusters, and HPC Clouds. It describes how the UberCloud Experiment explores these challenges and describes solutions. Finally, examples from cancer research, enzyme substrate complexes, jet engine high pressure compressor assembly, and flow control valve are presented. Read more…
And, we’d like to invite our community to submit their ideas about experiments to us for Round 6 of the UberCloud Experiments HERE.
June 24, 2014 – UberCloud users can either select an all-in-one packaged service (specific application software bundled with cloud hardware and paid by credit card) or complete a form to “Request a Quote from Resource Providers”, providing information about their application, software and licenses, network interconnect, main memory per node, number of parallel cores, total CPU usage, PHI/GPUs needed, storage, remote visualization, and instructions about timing, urgency, and location of resources.
June 24, 2014 – UberCloud announces the addition of its Marketplace and Appstore, where engineers and scientists can discover, try and buy the computing power and expertise they need for their computational and data-intensive tasks.
The UberCloud presented and exhibited at this year’s conference on Data to Drugs & Diagnostics in New Jersey June 11 and 12, the BioPharma Research Council‘s first major conference, following a history of forums and symposia that have stimulated cross-silo discussion since 2009. The D2D Committee interviewed and nominated exhibitors in the categories of Collaboration Enabler, Most Innovative Technology, and Technology that Solves a Unique Problem. After receiving the HPCwire Readers Choice Award for best HPC cloud implementation in November 2013, we are now very proud to announce that UberCloud received the D2D award for the Most Innovative Technology.
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and UberCloud are excited to announce the Michigan “round” of HPC Experiment as part of NCMS’ Grid Initiative. Just like previous HPC Experiment rounds, this community driven effort will support engineers to explore the end-to-end processes of using technical computing for product design and development.
Learn more about Michigan2.0 Grid Initiative and apply for the program.
HPC Magazine Cover Story: Inside Look into HPC Cloud and the UberCloud Experiment – UberCloud HPC Experiment vu de l'intérieur
March 2014 issue of HPC Magazine’s cover story provides an extensive overview and inside into the overall HPC Cloud market. The article explains what the new HPC Cloud paradigm really is, and covers the major benefits and challenges of the HPC in the Cloud movement for providers and for end users in engineering and computational sciences, the current state of the market, a cost comparison for in-house HPC versus HPC in the Cloud, and an inside look at the UberCloud HPC Experiment. Finally, multiple great examples of HPC Experiment teams which successfully completed their projects are presented. Please read further in the HPC Magazine March 2014 electronic issue.
HPC Magazine Cover Story: Inside Look at UberCloud HPC Experiment – L’UberCloud HPC Experiment vu de l’intérieur
March 2014 issue of HPC Magazine’s cover story provides an extensive overview and inside into the overall HPC Cloud market. The article explains what the new HPC Cloud paradigm really is, and covers the major benefits and challenges of the HPC in the Cloud movement for providers and for end users in engineering and computational sciences, the current state of the market, a cost comparison for in-house HPC versus HPC in the Cloud, and an inside look at the UberCloud HPC Experiment. Finally, multiple great examples of HPC Experiment teams which successfully completed their projects are presented. Please read further in the HPC Magazine March 2014 electronic issue, in English or en Francais.
UberCloud is the online community and marketplace where engineers and scientists can discover, try and buy the computing power and expertise on demand they need for their computational and data-intensive tasks.
With the limits of their desktop workstations often unable to provide enough computing power and memory, simulations taking too long, and the number of jobs too small to get quality results, engineers and scientists are looking for additional computing power beyond their desktop workstations. The UberCloud Marketplace provides access to a wide variety of computing providers, software vendors, enabling tools, and independent experts to simplify and ease the search for the most suitable service providers and expertise, out of hundreds that joined UberCloud in the last 18 months. See the complete announcement here.
By Rich Brueckner, InsideHPC, February 20, 2014 – In this video published on InsideHPC from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Burak Yenier from the UberCloud and Frank Ding from Simpson Strong-Tie present: UberCloud HPC Experiment: Paving the Way for HPC as a Service.
By Richard Chirgwin, The Register, 4th February 2014 – UberCloud Marketplace goes live. After 18 months of experimentation, UberCloud has launched a commercial service to help academic and industry HPC users find cloud-accessible resources for their projects: a kind of HPC-as-a-service matchmaker. More at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/04/hpcaas_experiment_becomes_commercial_service/
February 6, 2014 – UberCloud Co-founder Burak Yenier and Inside HPC President Rich Brueckner talk about HPC in the Cloud. Burak Yenier explains how enterprises with large workloads can benefit from the UberCloud HPC Experiment and the recently announced UberCloud Marketplace.
UberCloud is the online community and marketplace where engineers and scientists can discover, try and buy the computing power and expertise on demand they need for their computational and data-intensive tasks.
The UberCloud Marketplace provides access to a wide variety of computing providers, software vendors, enabling tools, and independent experts to simplify and ease the search for the most suitable service providers and expertise, out of hundreds that joined UberCloud in the last 18 months.
Learn more about the UberCloud Marketplace for technical computing.
Data analysts, engineers, and scientists do some pretty cool stuff on their workstations, such as giving us insight about our businesses and develop new products.
As the math models that they need become more sophisticated, the resources of the workstations fall short and the execution time increases. This can be very frustrating!
There are 3 ways out of this problem:
Get a faster workstation
An in-house cluster of servers
Or access to a remote cluster in the cloud
UberCloud is the community and marketplace for engineers and scientists to get access to the compute power they need.
Engineers and scientists can discover how access to compute power can boost their productivity through case studies and forums. Also available are free hands-on trials and our no hassle marketplace when the user is ready to buy.Please fill in the Community Registration Form to join the UberCloud Community and benefit from the community services free of charge.
January 22nd, 2013 – UberCloud Co-founder Burak Yenier and HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth talk about the HPC in the Cloud market and the progress of the UberCloud HPC Experiment.
On this episode of Soundbite, we’re talking with Burak Yenier, a co-founder of the UberCloud project. UberCloud is the online community where engineers and scientists discover, try, and buy High Performance Computing (HPC) as a Service from HPC Cloud providers and Supercomputing Centers around the world. Today we’ll check in with the progress and talk about some unique insights and experiences around using cloud for HPC applications as well as discuss what’s in store for the future of the community support ecosystem they’ve built around creating and maintaining high performance compute clouds…
November 2013 – Team 8 explored how HPC in the cloud reduced run-time for a complex multiphase CFD model with realistic particle loading from five days to two days.
Team mates were the end user Sam Zakrzewski from FLSmidth, a leading supplier of complete plants, equipment and services to the global minerals and cement industries; software provider Wim Slagter from ANSYS; resource provider Marc Levrier from Bull/Serviware; and HPC expert Ingo Seipp from Science + Computing.
“The company was interested in reducing the solution time and, if possible, increasing mesh size to improve the accuracy of their simulation results without investing in a computing cluster that would be utilized only occasionally.”
“This project demonstrates the feasibility of migrating powerful computer-aided
engineering applications to the cloud.”
“This experiment demonstrated the potential of the cloud to reduce time required to solve large CFD models while avoiding the need for investing in and administering HPC resources.”
See the detailed article in http://www.ansys.com/staticassets/ANSYS/staticassets/resourcelibrary/article/AA-V7-I3-On-Cloud-Nine.pdf
November 2013 – Desktop Engineering (DE) describes how engineers in the UberCloud Experiment are seeing higher computing power and ease of use in moving designs and simulations to the cloud.
A few months ago, DE reported in deskeng.com/articles/aabkzs.htm on the UberCloud Experiment as well as on some of the projects that were using it in creating new designs.
Now that some of that design work has reached an advanced stage, DE is following up with a few of the participants (Simpson Strong-Tie and Trek Bicycle) to determine what kind of design work they did in the cloud, along with the challenges and benefits of working with cloud-based designs and simulations. We explore how they fared, including why they decided to move into the cloud, and what their challenges were in doing so.
See the full article in Desktop Engineering at deskeng.com/articles/aabmwz.htm.