Rescale: 2014 in Review

2014

Team

2014 was a year of immense growth and development for Rescale. Our team expanded with the addition of several new members, including, Engineer: Mairi Macdonald, Hiraku Nakamura, Alex Kudlick, Mark Whitney, and Kenneth Chung, Operations Manager: Sarah Dietz, VP of Sales: Tony Spagnuolo, and VP of Marketing and Corporate Development: Shing Pan.

Rescale Photo 2014

A few members of Rescale team blowing off steam at the race track

Platform

This year, Rescale released a new user interface on the platform that is not only cleaner and easier to navigate for users, but also includes new features such as job specific visualization for any job type, core-to-instance mapping, and an enhanced transfer option that allows for multi-threaded file transfers to make the management of large data sets easier.

Another very exciting addition this year is a public facing API, allowing users to burst jobs onto the platform without using the web-based interface. We’re also very excited to announce that we just released remote visualization on Rescale that allows users to visualize and analyze their simulations without having to transfer large data files. We’ve further expanded our post-processing capabilities to provide users the ability to leave the cluster running at the end of their job and then SSH tunnel into the cluster and perform post-processing on their data.

2014 also saw an increase in the variety of hardware available on the platform with Rescale now offering, not only many new core types, such as the very popular HPC+, but also GPU and Infiniband options.

Hardware was certainly not the only area with growth this past year. We’ve established many new software partnerships this year, and have now expanded the number of software tools available on Rescale to over 100 commercial and open source codes, several of which we are very pleased to offer on-demand hourly licenses.

There is a lot to look forward to in the coming year as well. We’re currently working on incorporating a GUI-based post-processing option, as well as expanding administrative controls and InfiniBand capabilities.

It’s been an exciting year for the Rescale team and we’re looking forward to even more growth and productivity in 2015. We thank each of our customers, partners, investors, and associates for your continued support. All of us at Rescale wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the New Year!

This article was written by Sarah Dietz.