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Faster COVID-19 Terminology and Healthcare Data Solution Aided by Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) Move to AWS Cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2020 8:52:12 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in application, cloud cio, DevOps, Healthcare

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IMO quickly develops normalization product with COVID-related datasets after moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud with support from Six Nines IT.

Health care providers in clinical settings rely on electronic health record (EHR) systems to aid them in patient record keeping and patient billing. An important part of the billing process involves the use of clinical interface terminology applications that provide medical dictionaries which automatically tie to the correct billing code. During the COVID pandemic, health care providers must have access to accurate COVID-related datasets, terminology, and billing codes.

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Tutorial: Getting started with a ML training model using AWS & PyTorch

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2020 7:52:39 AM / by Matthew Brucker posted in amazon, machine learning

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How to choose the right AWS GPU capable EC2 Instances and launch your first machine learning project for that instance type

The benefits of machine learning (ML) are becoming more easily accessible as an increasing array of tools are becoming available that shorten the onramp for the eager masses who are ready to leverage it for their own projects. The challenge, as it frequently is with new technology, is where to start and how to do so effectively without hitting dead-ends that create unnecessary frustration.

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Weather model migration shows the potential of non-traditional HPC workloads on AWS

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2020 7:15:00 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in cloud cio, DevOps, Financial, HPC

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When it comes to moving tightly coupled high performance computing (HPC) workloads to the cloud, many organizations have been skeptical about its benefits. After all, messaging bottlenecks and scalability challenges have long overshadowed cost and flexibility related benefits of cloud deployments. Some challenges of moving HPC workloads to the cloud that have made organizations slow to migrate in the past have included:

  • Slow, high-latency interconnects
  • Long job queues
  • High virtualization overhead and poor isolation from other workloads
  • Data staging challenges and costs (getting large data sets into and out of the cloud)
  • Moving from always-on, multi-user batch environments to on-demand cloud resources
  • On-prem clusters becoming obsolete or poorly utilized
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Media & Entertainment: Jump Starting Your Studio's Journey in the Cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2019 12:42:03 PM / by Six Nines posted in AWS, webinar, partner, VFX, Media & Entertainment

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Each year the biggest names in media and entertainment converge at the AWS M&E Symposium in Los Angeles - AWS’s biggest Media & Entertainment event of the year - to address the latest innovations impacting content from creation to consumption. On June 16th, we had the pleasure of joining our partners AWS Thinkbox, Qumulo and Teradici at this year’s Symposium to showcase how studios can produce and deliver better content in less time using virtual workstations and render farms in AWS.

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Six Nines to Showcase AWS-Powered HPC at ISC 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2019 10:53:37 AM / by Six Nines staff posted in HPC, ISC

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At ISC High Performance 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, Six Nines will be showcasing its HPC solutions for Amazon Web Services (AWS). During the event, Jason Cutrer, founder and CEO of Six Nines, will present and participate on a panel discussion hosted by Intel. Both sessions will explore how cloud computing helps the HPC community surmount the world’s most complex design, engineering and scientific challenges.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 End of Support

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2019 11:11:37 AM / by Six Nines posted in AWS, Cloud Adoption, Windows, APN, Premier, amazon

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On July 9th, Microsoft will end support for SQL Server 2008. That means the countdown is on with a little over one month left on the clock before regular security updates end and organizations running these workloads will be exposed to possible cyber-attacks. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end with SQL Server 2008.  In January, Windows Server 2008 will reach end of support (EOS). Like death and taxes, EOS is inevitable for almost all software products, which is why it’s smart to start assessing your ongoing risk from product retirement.

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ASF 2019 Recap: Cloud is Becoming Ubiquitous to HPC

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2019 2:58:23 PM / by Six Nines posted in HPC, ASF, FLUIDHPC

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We recently had the pleasure of attending the Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) in Ponte Vedra, Fla., a by-invitation-only summit that brings together executive end-users of high-performance computing (HPC), AI and Big Data with leading solution providers in those fields. Having attended last year’s ASF in Austin, Texas, we were thrilled to see some familiar faces and reconnect with the industry’s leading HPC experts. And while this was our second time attending the event, it was also full of firsts – our first time conducting in-depth executive, media and analyst briefings at the event; sponsoring a leadership networking session; and participating in one of the summit’s exclusive panel discussions.   

During the summit, Six Nines’ Managing Director, Eric Terrell, joined the ranks of
 distinguished speakers from Hyperion Research, Intel, Comcast and Dell EMC, among others, to address the convergence of HPC with cloud computing, AI/ML, Deep Learning, IoT, Big Data, etc, and the unique data management challenges presented by the shifting paradigm. On a cloud computing panel, Eric explored cloud’s role in using HPC to power AI/ML and Deep Learning and the associated challenges with data gravity, as well as the typical cloud adoption journeys we’re seeing on the front lines with our own HPC customers.

While at the summit, we met with 60 of the nation’s top HPC practitioners and thought leaders to get first-hand insight into what they’re seeing in cloud – including reservations and concerns – as well as share our own customer stories across a number of different verticals: Aerospace/Automotive/Manufacturing, Financial Services, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Oil/Gas/Energy and  Media/Entertainment. We also leveraged the opportunity to give these leaders in advanced computing a first-look preview of an innovative new product that automates AI, ML, and Deep Learning for getting answers faster. Currently under development by FluidHPC, LLC©, the new rapid HPC onboarding tool makes it easy to experiment and train your Deep Learning and AI models in parallel at scale with AWS cluster and scheduler management.

 

Key Trends at ASF 2019

From the opening keynotes delivered by Hyperion Research and Intel’s Tom Kruger to the many panel discussions, board room sessions and one-on-one meetings at this year’s ASF – we were happy to see one clear message ring out above the rest: cloud is becoming ubiquitous to HPC. Transformation is creating a perfect storm that allows users to access geographically disparate resources. AI/ML is feeding more data than ever thanks to IoT, and cloud allows a low enough latency solution to let all this data be used in real-time. And finally, big data is getting bigger. We were excited to hear from organizations who are pushing their workloads and ML models to the edge (where they’re needed) with smart devices, including smart microscopes that can rapidly analyze and detect a cluster of cancerous cells without phoning home. While there are still misconceptions about cost, security and visibility in the cloud, there is one thing the experts clearly agree on – the changing landscape of HPC and the convergence of cloud computing, HPC, AI/ML and Deep Learning will continue to drive HPC to reach new heights of innovation at an unmatched pace.  

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The Virtualization of Media & Entertainment

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2019 10:13:31 AM / by Six Nines posted in AWS, Cloud Adoption, partner, VFX, Media & Entertainment

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There was quite a buzz at the 2019 NAB Show this month in Las Vegas, where we spent four days exploring the colossal convention center, meeting with partners and taking in the sheer enormity of it all. Hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters, NAB Show brings together 100K attendees and 2K exhibitors from 160+ countries to showcase the latest tech innovations shaping the future of what the M&E industry creates and how the world consumes.

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Six Nines to Attend the Advanced Scale Forum in Florida April 15-17

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 5:05:00 AM / by Six Nines posted in Insider, automation, event, HPC

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We’re happy to announce Six Nines will be joining the country’s leading technology experts at the Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) in Florida next week to share best practices for leveraging High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud to solve modern scaling challenges and accelerate results  

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Leveraging Predictive Analytics and AI/ML for Disaster Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 12, 2019 10:48:45 AM / by Six Nines posted in AWS

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As predictive analytics technologies mature, organizations are beginning to realize that the technology can also be used to make disaster recovery (DR) plans more accurate and perceptive. Six Nines founder and CEO, Jason Cutrer, recently had the opportunity to share some of his own insights on the topic with veteran IT journalist, John Edwards. In addition to the full story, which appeared on TechTarget’s DR-focused site, SearchDisasterRecovery.com, we’re sharing some of Jason’s additional thoughts on how AWS can be best leveraged for using these powerful technologies in IT's ongoing evolution.

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