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    At SC17, TidalScale to Show HPC Community How to Build World’s Largest Cloud Servers in the Oracle Cloud

    Posted by Chuck Piercey on Nov 9, 2017 11:53:28 AM
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    CAMPBELL, Calif. – Oct. 8, 2017

    In Oracle Booth #1101, TidalScale shows how Software-Defined Server technology allows users to easily configure a single server right-sized to run even the most demanding workloads

    Gary Smerdon, CEO of TidalScale

    “Enormous resources have been committed within the HPC community to build large-scale systems capable of handling the most demanding workloads in analytics, modeling and other fields. At SC17, we’re showing them something entirely new – a way run massive workloads across dozens of Oracle Cloud bare metal systems as a single Software-Defined Server in a public cloud environment. This all happens using standard hardware resources within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and without the need for a single change to operating systems or applications. With TidalScale on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, users can configure, deploy and right-size servers to fit their compute needs while paying only for what they use.”  

    News Summary

    TidalScale, the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly, next week will demonstrate at SC17 how building the largest single systems in the cloud is just a few clicks away for customers of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

    • SC17 attendees can see TidalScale’s acclaimed Software-Defined Server technology running live in the Oracle Cloud in the Oracle Booth #1101 Nov. 13-16 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.
    • TidalScale allows Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers to run a single application and OS instance on up to hundreds of cores and 30TB or more or memory.
    • TidalScale’s Software-Defined Servers use inverse hypervisor technology to make it easier for organizations to deploy the resources they need to address Big Data challenges – entirely on the fly and without a single change to their operating system or application software.

    On-the-Fly Right-Sizing in the Cloud

    Last month, TidalScale announced its integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure at Oracle OpenWorld. The Oracle Cloud provides compute, network and storage infrastructure on demand. TidalScale combines those resources into a Software-Defined Server – a single, high-performance system capable of handling the largest Big Data and analytics workloads, enabling analytics on data sets that have previously been too large to handle using standard hardware platforms. Users can select from available Oracle bare metal cloud systems to configure a single system with the cores, memory, storage and network needed to handle their workload. When their job is done, administrators can reconfigure those resources into one or more systems to handle the next task.

    At SC17, See How Anyone Can Build an HPC System in a Minute

    In Booth #1101 of the Colorado Convention Center TidalScale will demonstrate how users of any skill level can quickly build, allocate and manage one or more Software-Defined Servers using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources. TidalScale will show TidalScale WaveRunner™, a simple point-and-click management platform, running on a host within the Oracle Cloud. Using WaveRunner, TidalScale will illustrate how users can, in as little as a minute, build and deploy a Software-Defined Server that combines multiple Oracle Cloud bare metal servers. TidalScale is also demonstrating large applications running under a single, unmodified instance of Linux within the Oracle Cloud.

    This groundbreaking capability is enabled by TidalScale’s acclaimed inverse hypervisor technology. Unlike traditional hypervisors that run multiple images on a single server, TidalScale’s inverse hypervisor technology enables Software-Defined Servers to combine all the resources of multiple commodity systems – including cores, memory, storage and network – into a single system image.  This year TidalScale was named as both an IDC Innovator[i] and a Gartner Cool Vendor[ii] for 2017, and recently won the Red Herring Top 100 North America award for 2017.

    More resources:

    • Read more on the TidalScale blog about how TidalScale Software-Defined Servers bring flexibility to modern data centers and the cloud.
    • Watch our videos for a quick introduction to TidalScale and how our inverse hypervisor technology works.

    About TidalScale, Inc.

    TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale solutions deliver in-memory performance at any scale, are self-optimizing, use standard hardware and are compatible with all applications and operating systems – and they achieve all this with no changes to applications or operating systems. TidalScale transforms the economics of the data center and the traditional time constraints of working with big data. Learn more at tidalscale.com.

    [i] IDC Innovators: Virtualizing Infrastructure with Software-Defined Compute, 2017

    [ii] Gartner “Cool Vendors in “Cloud Computing, 2017” by Gregor Petri, David Edward Ackerman, Stanley Zaffos, Sid Nag, Ed Anderson, Cathy Tornbohm, 25 May 2017.

    Topics: SC17, software-defined data center, software-defined server, hpc