|[July 01, 2014]
Latest SysFera Management Software Streamlines HPC Administration, Boosts Productivity
PARIS --(Business Wire)--
has introduced a new version of its SysFera-DS
software that simplifies management of hybrid high performance computing
(HPC) environments. The more lightweight architecture of this latest
version, SysFera-DS v4.5, can be fully installed without downtime and
ready for production in less than two hours. SysFera-DS v4.5 enables
administrators to continue to provide best quality of service without
maintenance interruptions, ensuring maximum customer productivity and
access to applications at all times.
Thanks to a reworked application management interface, SysFera-DS v4.5
implements the ability for project and application managers to clone,
modify, and reuse existing applications-a capability that streamlines
launch of simulations. Productivity is further increased by a greatly
improved user experience that enables users to complete computations
more efficiently and maximize their usage of computing and graphical
resources with best-of-breed GPU support for even cloud platforms like
Amazon Web Services (News - Alert). Direct access to online, web-based help and
tutorials guides users through all steps of the process and eliminates
the need for heavy documentation and user guides.
With SysFera-DS v4.5, administrators can concentrate on the maintenance
of their HPC systems and the service provided to end-users rather than
spending time on installation and monitoring of the HPC applications.
This frees up resources to build and improve computing systems as
needed. Application managers can now provide easier, more simplified
access to applications. The new slick graphical interface provides more
intuitive accss to HPC applications, and thanks to improved
responsiveness, users can remotely access applications without
requesting assistance from system administrators.
"The leap forward in streamlining HPC management is further proof of
SysFera's commitment to make HPC resources commonly available to small-
and medium-sized businesses," confirmed David Loureiro, CEO of SysFera.
"We have greatly improved and simplified the administrative interface to
ensure companies and computer centers can provide best quality of
service for users without downtime. Since the user access, interface,
and online documentation have also been improved, less support is
required, boosting administrative and user productivity."
This latest version of SysFera-DS addresses many of the unique concerns
of HPC customers.
Most of HPC customers work in environments where their engineers and
researchers constantly use numerous applications. SysFera-DS provides a
three-click simple interface to integrate these applications, a simplicity
and ease of use that far surpasses many HPC environments. As well,
SysFera-DS works with almost any type of OS, batch scheduler, and type
of application, making it very easy for end-users to concentrate on
their core-business without a specialized desktop installation.
"SysFera-DS has streamlined our administrative workload significantly,"
confirmed Arnaud Renard, Chief Technical Officer of ROMEO HPC
Center, the most energy-efficient and powerful academic supercomputer in
France at Mésocentre University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne. "Prior to
working with SysFera, much of our day was focused on helping customers
resolve challenges in accessing and setting up their analysis, and
we were constantly running behind because of lack of a tool or method
for such application support. And, when we had to do a system upgrade,
companies and researchers alike were completely without access to their
applications. SysFera-DS has changed all that."
SysFera-DS Demo, Booth #15
SysFera is demonstrating
the latest release of SysFera-DS, a software solution for managing
hybrid HPC environments, this week at TERATEC Forum 2014. Attendees are
welcome to come visit for an in-person demo of the new features.
SysFera-DS software simplifies and speeds
the time needed to run both non-interactive and interactive graphical
HPC applications on traditional servers, clusters, or cloud environments
- all via a simple web browser. SysFera-DS delivers native GPU support
for visualization on HPC computing resources and Amazon Web Services
platform. SysFera-DS requires no modification by application vendors, no
changes to the HPC system security, and no local software installation.
SysFera develops innovative software solutions
that enable computer centers in government, industry, and academia to
make their high performance computing (HPC) environments more accessible
to non-technical users, and to manage their HPC resources more
efficiently. Focusing primarily on ease-of-use for end users, project
managers and IT administrators, SysFera's software products simplify the
access, management, and submission of complex simulations on
traditional, hybrid or cloud infrastructures. For more information,
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