The UberCloud was launched in July 2012, by Burak Yenier and Wolfgang Gentzsch in Silicon Valley. The early idea was to explore the roadblocks of Cloud Computing and find solutions, with a crowd-sourcing approach, together with our engineering and scientific community. Why did we call it The UberCloud later? Because, after just one year in operation, more than 50 HPC Cloud providers and Supercomputing Centers of all flavors had joined this UberCloud initiative, to provide free computing cycles to our experiments, and commercial computing cycles to businesses: UberCloud – the online community and marketplace platform to discover, try, and buy computing services. Two years later, in mid 2014, over 2500 companies and individuals from 72 countries have joined the UberCloud Community, among them 60+ cloud resource providers, 80+ software providers, and several hundred consulting firms and individual experts.
Every UberCloud Experiment team is encouraged to open their application specific Team Forum to the wider public, starting with publishing their team use case. Everybody can join this forum and become part of a growing group, team by team. Our aim is to support the building of many more of these micro-communities of specialists who find their peers in these groups, expert satellites of our wider computational engineering and science community. You can join your colleagues and register for the UberCloud community here.
In June 2013, the first collection of 25 HPC Experiment case studies has been published in HPCwire and can be downloaded HERE. These case studies were selected from the first 60 UberCloud Experiment teams to raise awareness in the digital manufacturing community about the benefits and best practices of using remote computing capabilities. Dr. Stephen R. Wheat, at that time Intel’s General Manager, High Performance Computing, said:“Reading these 25 UberCloud case studies will not only show you what’s possible with HPC as a Service, but also how to kick-off the activities that will allow you to take a quantum leap in innovation and competitiveness.” The Compendiums of case studies now appear annually, please download the 2014, 2015, and 2016 one.
UberCloud is best known for its UberCloud Experiment, the free, community driven effort that explores the end-to-end process of accessing and using remote High Performance Computing (HPC) resources in HPC Centers and HPC Clouds, on demand. Participants of the experiment get hands on experience on using remote computing resources for their own projects; learning how to cope with the challenges and resolving many of the common roadblocks. Project teams working on end-users applications discuss their experiences, the hurdles they ran into, their lessons learned, and the best practices, on the UberCloud community web site.
free community driven effort that explores the end-to-end processes of accessing and using remote computing resources in High Performance Computing (HPC) centers and tech computing clouds, on demand. Participants of the experiment get hands on experience on using remote computing resources for their own projects; in the process learning how to cope with the challenges and resolving many of the common roadblocks. The project teams working on the end-users applications discuss their experience, the hurdles they ran into, their lessons learned, and the best practices, on the UberCloud community web site.
UberCloud TechTalk provides information and access to free and premium online webinars and other information sources from UberCloud and from our partners to help our participants stay current on computing related topics in engineering, sciences, big data, and technology. If you are an engineer or scientist dedicated to keep up with the fast moving technical computing, HPC as a Service, cloud computing, digital manufacturing, and big data fields, the UberCloud University is for you.
Intel, Autodesk, and Bull were the first sponsors supporting the UberCloud HPC Experiment. Their sponsorship funding enabled UberCloud to provide free services (information, communication, education, training, experimentation) to our engineering & science community related to technical computing. Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, IDC, ANSYS, and NICE Software joined; stay tuned… And, if you are interested in learning more about the benefits which you enjoy as an UberCloud Sponsor, please visit our sponsorships page.
Over 4.000 active participants and thousands of visitors from industry and research discovering, trying and buying services to satisfy their most demanding computing tasks, UberCloud is where you can reach your engineering and scientific audience.