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Virtualized High Performance Computing (HPC) Reference Architecture (Part 1 of 2)

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Introduction While virtualization has proven to provide enterprises with cost-effective, scalable and reliable IT computing, the approach to modern HPC has not evolved. Rather, it remains bound by the dedication of physical hardware to obtain explicit runtimes and maximum performance. This blog identifies the ways in which virtualization accelerates the delivery of HPC environments and Read more...

Migrating Oracle Workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS

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Customers deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) have requirements such as stringent SLAs, continued high performance, and application availability. It is a major challenge for business organizations to manage data storage in these environments due to these rigorous business requirement. Common issues presented when using traditional storage solutions for business-critical application (BCA) include inadequate performance, Read more...

Accelerating Oracle Performance using vSphere Persistent Memory (PMEM)

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Persistent Memory (PMEM) and vSphere 6.7   Customers have successfully run their business-critical Oracle workloads with high performance demands on VMware vSphere for many years. Deploying IO-intensive Oracle workloads requires fast storage performance with low latency and resiliency from database failures. Latency, which is a measurement of response time, directly impacts a technology’s ability to Read more...

Running common Machine Learning Use Cases on vSphere leveraging NVIDIA GPU

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Introduction Undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley participated in this project in collaboration with VMware to develop three real-world Machine Learning use cases. Machine Learning is a hot topic and every size company must leverage its power to remain competitive. Over the past few years, VMware has made substantial investments in improving vSphere® Read more...

Sharing NVIDIA GPUs in Singularity HPC containers leveraging vSphere

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Introduction Even though Docker is the most prominent container registry and platform, it was primarily designed for Microservices and not for High Performance Computing (HPC). Singularity is the container solution designed from the ground up for Machine  Learning , Compute  Driven  Analytics,  and Data  Science workloads commonly found in both HPC and Enterprise Performance Computing Read more...