drizti year end newsletter - 2022
2022 is ending and we decided to look back and summarize some of our achievements.
2022 was as usual extremely exciting for Drizti, with new functionality added to HPCBOX, support for exciting new hardware and some cool achievements which once again validate our vision of One Cloud HPC Platform with a Personal Supercomputing experience.
We are very Thankful to all our customers and partners who drove us to improve HPCBOX and gave us the opportunity to support their innovation.
Highlights of 2022
Support for cutting-edge CFD with CONVERGE
Midway through 2022, we collaborated with Convergent Science and added support for their cutting-edge CFD software package, CONVERGE, and it’s accompanying tools CONVERGE_Studio and Tecplot. With this integration, we were able to empower CONVERGE users with best-in-class HPC resources, powered by AMD Milan-X, while still giving them the possibility to use CONVERGE just as they would on their local workstations. i.e., in fully graphical interactive mode. Thanks to Convergent Science for their support and collaboration to make this happen.
Read about this in detail here
Tapping into HPC on Azure literally from the clouds
During one of my flights over the Atlantic, I had the opportunity to fly Qatar Airways. Because of a need to support some users and to continue my development work to add OpenRadioss support to HPCBOX, I made use of their on-board Wi-Fi. It was a well priced package and to my surprise, I was able to work effectively on one of our HPCBOX clusters in the East US, from over the Atlantic, utilizing the fully interactive user experience of HPCBOX. Because HPCBOX lets us use our applications with their native graphical interface on HPC clusters, I was also able to use my development tools like VS Code and continue writing code for the next version of HPCBOX.
Overnight upgrade to 3D V-Cache with AMD EPYC Milan-X
Last year Microsoft announced the preview of Milan-X with 3D V-Cache technology. We’d made sure HPCBOX could support it and when it went into GA, our users were pleasantly surprised that their simulations were running much faster when they powered on their HPCBOX clusters one morning after having shut them down overnight before going home!
Thanks to Microsoft for planning this seamless upgrade. I believe HBv4 will be upgraded to AMD Genoa-X the same way.
Bringing HPC to Microsoft Modern Workplace
HPC has always been a niche area and kind of cut off from all the other modern workplace tools like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams etc. We wanted to bridge this gap and pave the way for future development of HPCBOX and for our plans to make HPC accessible to more business areas within an organization. As our first step in this endeavor, we integrated HPCBOX Management directly into Microsoft Teams and created a channel for Help and Support within Teams. This was an exciting feature to design and build. Now, we have a hook into Modern Workplace and we just have to plugin HPC capabilities to it :-).
Read about this in detail here
Looking ahead into 2023
Eagerly looking forward to 2023 and some of the plans are:
That’s a wrap for 2022. Drizti wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a Wonderful and Healthy 2023!
Founder and CTO, Drizti Inc
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