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NICE DCV 2013.0 released during SC'13

NICE is excited to announce the new major release of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV).

NICE DCV 2013.0 has been extensively tested with the latest NVIDIA Quadro and GRID cards and, thanks to the support for DirectX, OpenGL 3.x and OpenGL 4.x APIs, it greatly increases the number of supported applications.

Additionally included:

  • Integration of NICE 's virtual GPU technology inside Microsoft RDP/RemoteFX sessions
  • New installation procedure that greatly simplifies deployment on Linux environments
  • Automatic load-balancing of configured graphic cards
  • Support for IPv6 connections
  • Improved compression and decompression performance leveraging multicore CPUs
  • DCV console support for lossless compression mode

Customers with current support and maintenance coverage are eligible to a free upgrade.

NICE DCV 2013.0 will be available for download at NICE download center.

NICE at SC13 in Denver, Colorado (Nov/17-22)

NICE will have a booth at the International Conference & Exhibition for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SuperComputing 2013 in Denver.

SC13 Logo

If you are attending SC, please stop by booth #3517 (on the same corridor as IBM and Adaptive Computing) and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the new 2013 versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our remote, collaborative visualization demos at various locations during the show, as we are also presenting in.

  • NVIDIA - Booth #613
  • Adaptive Computing - Booth #3113
  • EUROTECH - Booth #1105

On Wednesday 20th Andrea Rodolico, NICE USA CTO, will give a speech about "HPC and Visualization Tools: Remote Access to Your Simulation". This is an opportunity to better understand our products and remain current on the Technical Cloud evolution.

SGI presents VizServer system, a solution powered by NICE

SGI VizServer system with NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization™ (DCV) software is a commercially supported hardware and software solution that delivers efficient and optimized remote access to graphic-intensive, off-the-shelf 3D applications running on both Windows® and Linux® desktop environments, including major CAD, CAE, Petro-technical, medical and scientific visualization software.

Key Features

  • Hardware and software solution for optimized remote 3D visualization
  • Full GPU acceleration for off-the-shelf OpenGL® applications
  • GPU sharing across multiple users
  • Collaborative session sharing of remote 3D data

 

NICE DCV is the first software product on the market to allow sharing of a single physical GPU between multiple Windows and Linux sessions, while maintaining full OpenGL application acceleration and workstation-class performance: this makes SGI VizServer servers with NICE DCV the ideal choice for remote working and collaboration, allowing a better utilization of available hardware resources and enabling an efficient and responsive 3D Cloud experience.

SGI VizServer server with NICE DCV is integrated into NICE EnginFrame™ Views to provide 2D/3D session management via a web browser including the ability to share an interactive session with others for collaborative working. When coupled with EnginFrame HPC functionalities, engineers and researchers benefit from a user-friendly, web-based experience across their complete workflow, including state-of-the-art data and batch job management using their job scheduler of choice.

Please download the "White Paper about SGI VizServer Systems with NICE Software

NICE at ISC 2013 in Leipzig (Jun/16-20)

NICE is excited to partecipate to the International Supercomputing Conference ISC 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. NICE will be co-exhibitor with NVIDIA at booth #220 and with Transtec at booth #401 and will showcase remote collaborative visualization demos.

If you plan to be at the event, our team on the show floor will be happy to meet and update you on the new versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV).

NICE EnginFrame 2013 Redefines Management of 3D and 2D Remote Visualization Sessions in the Technical Cloud

NICE, leading developer of HPC and Technical Cloud solutions, today announced the release of EnginFrame 2013.0, the new enhanced version of its popular high-performance computing (HPC) application portal. 

Based on the solid foundations of the previous versions and on the outcomes of several Enterprise-class customers projects, EnginFrame 2013.0 now offers built-in management of 3D and 2D remote visualization sessions, improved data transfer capabilities and a great number of new features and enhancements addressing both end users’ and system administrators’ needs.

Designed for technical computing users in a broad range of markets (Oil&Gas, Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Finance, Research, and more), EnginFrame simplifies engineers’ and scientists’ workflows through its intuitive, self-documenting interfaces, increasing productivity and streamlining data and resource management. 

Leveraging all the major HPC job schedulers and remote visualization technologies, EnginFrame translates user clicks into the appropriate actions to submit HPC jobs, create remote visualization sessions, monitor workloads on distributed resources, manage data and many more.

Among the new version's highlights are:

  • Creation, management and sharing of 2D/3D Remote Visualization Sessions: enables enterprises to deploy “engineering-friendly” virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) throughout their organization.
  • Multi-cluster and multi-scheduler support: connects the same EnginFrame server to multiple clusters, even running heterogeneous job schedulers.
  • Integrated service scheduler: allows the unattended execution of EnginFrame services.
  • Multi-protocol, parallel and reliable file transfers: allows the users to efficiently and reliably upload huge files from their client to the data center.
  • Automated management of included files: parses the input data to discover and automatically upload included files.
  • Improved “Remote File Browser” functionality: enables the user to efficiently browse their remote data.
  • Enhanced administration portal: enable the administrators to monitor server load, license usages and other usage statistics.

 Furthermore, two important new components have been added to the EnginFrame product:

  • EnginFrame Views: a powerful but intuitive VDI broker, perfectly integrated with NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and other popular remote display protocols.
  • NEUTRO: a flexible remote task executor for Windows visualization clusters.

 In addition, EnginFrame 2013.0 includes several bug fixes and usability enhancements. 

With EnginFrame 2013.0 we have further strengthened our technology leadership in the HPC Portal market” , said Giuseppe Ugolotti, CEO of NICE. “NICE EnginFrame is a critical component for anyone who wants to create a technical Cloud that can run at the same time both HPC and interactive workload.

Customers with current support and maintenance coverage are eligible for a free upgrade.

For further information please visit:

 You can download this new product release and the release notes at the NICE download center:

 

About NICE

NICE delivers comprehensive Technical Cloud Products and Solutions. NICE product portfolio boosts productivity of Private and Public Clouds by increasing usability and user-friendliness, without sacrificing flexibility and control, delivering CPU and graphics intensive applications to global user communities. NICE global customers include leading companies in Automotive, Aerospace, Industry Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Life Science, Financial Services, Universities and Scientific Research.

Running FEKO remotely in the "3D Cloud" - Asti/Stellenbosch (December 10, 2012)

Asti, Italy & Stellenbosch, South Africa – December 10th, 2012. NICE and EM Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd announce the qualification of FEKO to run on NICE DCV platforms.

Users of graphic, CPU and memory intensive applications such as FEKO often express the need to share high end computer resources located in a remote data centre. It is with this requirement in mind that NICE and EMSS S.A. are very excited to announce that EMSS S.A. has been working with NICE to bring FEKO users an advanced solution for remote access to FEKO 3D simulations and models. Through the use of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), FEKO users now have the possibility to access their FEKO application and 3D model over LAN, WiFi and WAN from a broad range of clients including standard PCs, laptops tablets and Mac OS X devices.

 NICE DCV Architecture

EMSS S.A. thus leverages DCV to deliver a fluid, seamless, remote visualization experience directly from the FEKO instance to a user without the need to install graphics cards or other expensive hardware on the local client. This means FEKO can be manipulated while being run in a remote data centre.

DCV will take advantage of shared, powerful, Nvidia GPU-enabled hardware in the data centre while customers use a simple thin client to view, modify and interact with the FEKO models remotely. The combination of virtualization and remote access allows FEKO users to take advantage of powerful high-end Nvidia GPUs for the most complex models and effects and leverage the high speed network of the data centre.

NICE DCV is the only technology on the market that allows users to share the same GPU among different clients, both on Linux or, using multiple VMs, on Windows. In addition, multiple users can collaborate directly on a FEKO model using DCV to share sessions.

Thanks to the extensive testing carried out by EMSS S.A. and NICE, EMSS S.A. is confident and pleased to recommend DCV as a tool to run graphics-intensive FEKO models on a cluster while visualizing such models directly on a desktop (Mac, Windows or Linux), laptop, tablet or iPad.

Please contact your local FEKO distributor or NICE for more information if you are interested in exploring NICE DCV as virtualisation option.

About NICE and NICE DCV:

NICE delivers Cloud and Technical Computing / HPC solutions for companies and institutions. This includes the industry leading EnginFrame web portal, the CloudFrame solution and the Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) remote 3D protocol. NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) addresses computer limitations leveraging the power of server-side GPUs, and delivering hardware-accelerated 3D graphics over a standard TCP/IP network using dynamically adjustable image quality to allow users to experience fluid 3D interaction over LAN, WiFi and WAN, from standard PCs or mobile devices. The combination of virtualization and remote access allows off-the-shelf 3D applications to be consolidated in a Public or Private "3D Cloud", rendering the most complex models and effects with negligible overhead compared to native GPU performance, while leveraging the high speed network of the data center to work faster, leaving the data where it's best managed and performing.

Further information is available at www.nice-software.com/solutions/remote-visualization
Request a trial license of DCV to run with FEKO:
www.nice-software.com/contacts/send-a-request?DCV

About FEKO and EM Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd

FEKO is a comprehensive computational electromagnetics code (CEM code) used widely in the telecommunications, automobile, space and defence industry. FEKO offers several solution techniques (MoM, MLFMM, PO, GO (Ray Launching), UTD and FEM) under a single licence. Hybridisation of these techniques enables the efficient analysis of a very broad spectrum of EM problems e.g. 3D antenna design, antenna placement on electrically large structures, microstrip antennas, microstrip circuits, EMC, biomedical and scattering. With the MLFMM, and the true hybridisation of the solvers, FEKO is considered the global market leader for antenna placement analysis. FEKO has a well‐established global distribution and technical support network with subsidiary companies in North America, Europe and China and representatives in various other countries. EMSS was started in 1994 as an engineering company consulting in general electromagnetic problems.

Further information is available at www.feko.info

NICE at SC12 Receives Honors from HPCwire

NICE Receives Honors in 2012 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards

Annual HPCwire Awards Demonstrate Achievements of Excellence Within the HPC Community

PROVO, Utah November 13, 2012 – NICE has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2012 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC12), in Salt Lake City, Utah. The list of winners were announced live from the HPCwire booth at the event, and are listed on the HPCwire website, located at www.HPCwire.com. NICE has been selected to receive the following award:

 

The highly-coveted HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience for the Readers’ Choice Awards, combined with a rigorous selection process for the Editor’s Choice Awards, where winners have been selected by a panel of editorial and executive staff, recognized HPC luminaries, and contributing editors from across the industry. The awards are revealed during the Monday opening reception at the Supercomputing Conference each year, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis. The awards hold the unique distinction of being recognized as the most prestigious recognition given by the HPC community to its own each year.

"It’s an honor and a privilege to take time during the most important supercomputing conference globally to acknowledge the organizations and the individuals behind them who exemplify the hard work, dedication, and effort that has taken place the past year to develop new technologies that ultimately benefit mankind”, said Jeff Hyman, president and group publisher of Tabor Communications Inc. "The awards represent the highest level of recognition to the leaders and luminaries in the high performance computing industry by our HPCwire readers and the community alike. Our warmest congratulations go out to all the recipients of this year’s awards.”

More information on the awards can be found at the HPCwire website www.hpcwire.com

About HPCwire

HPCwire is the #1 news and information portal covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. With a legacy dating back to 1986, HPCwire continues to be the publication of choice globally by business and technology professionals from academia, government, science, and industry who are interested in high performance and computationally intensive computing. For topics ranging from the latest developments in systems, software, tools and applications, to middleware, networking and storage technologies, HPCwire delivers it all and remains the HPC communities’ most reliable and trusted resource. For additional information, visit: www.HPCwire.com

About NICE

NICE delivers comprehensive Technical Computing Cloud Products and Solutions. NICE product portfolio boosts productivity of Private and Public Clouds by increasing usability and user-friendliness, without sacrificing flexibility and control, delivering CPU and graphics intensive applications to global user communities. NICE global customers include leading companies in Automotive, Aerospace, Industry Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Life Science, Universities and Scientific Research. For further information please visit: www.nice-software.com

New NICE DCV 2012.2 enables the HPC/CAE and CAD Cloud, from any device

NICE is pleased to announce the immediate availability of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) version 2012.2. This release improves performances and compatibility with the major technical computing applications and provides a broader client support, including tablets and Mac OS X.

NICE DCV provides efficient remote access to graphic-intensive, professional 3D applications running on Linux and Windows desktop environments.

New and improved features of NICE DCV 2012.2 include:

  • Improved 3D/OpenGL performance and robustness for applications running in Windows VMs, including leading CAD applications and Oil&Gas interpretation software
  • Better 2D user experience and broader client support with the adoption of the latest RealVNC Enterprise engine, with reduced network bandwidth usage
  • iPad, Android, Java applet support with automatic fallback to the standard VNC protocol for viewers without a DCV end station
  • The frame limiter functionality is now available on all platforms, to reduce network bandwidth usage and compression overhead
  • Support to take server-side screen snapshots on Linux
  • Preview of the new accelerated end station for Mac OS X

With this new release, NICE effectively enables CAD/CAE and HPC Clouds to become mainstream. Supporting all leading CAD/CAE and PLM packages, Public and Private Cloud providers can offer Virtual Workstation and 3D VDI services to a broad audience, with cost-effective sharing of GPU resources. Scalability tests show very promising consolidation capabilities, enabling 8-10 users to be hosted on a single server.

"NICE DCV is the only technology on the market that allows to share the same GPU among different users, both on Linux or, using multiple VMs, on Windows" - said Paolo Maggi, NICE R&D Manager - "Thanks to the increased application compatibility offered by this new release, today we can proudly say that, if you want to create an HPC/3D Cloud, NICE DCV 2012.2 is definitely the way to go."

When coupled with NICE EnginFrame Web front-end, NICE DCV provides a first-in-class VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solution specifically designed and optimized for technical computing users (e.g. CAE, CAD, Oil&Gas, Scientific Visualization).

"The integration with NICE DCV and Adaptive Computing’s Moab HPC Suite allows HPC Cloud users to maximize resource utilization by placing and packing visualization workloads on the optimal resources using policies to ensure 3D application success", says Michael Jackson, President of Adaptive Computing. "We are pleased to add the new features to our joint solution which will better meet workload demand and maximizes resource utilization and availability."

Customers with current support and maintenance coverage are eligible for a free upgrade.

For further information please visit:

You can download this new product release and the release notes at the NICE download center:

Moreover, NICE is pleased to announce the availability of a preview release of NICE DCV integrated with NVIDIA Monterey/VGX technology featuring support for DirectX applications.

About NICE

NICE delivers comprehensive Technical Computing Cloud Products and Solutions. NICE product portfolio boosts productivity of Private and Public Clouds by increasing usability and user-friendliness, without sacrificing flexibility and control, delivering CPU and graphics intensive applications to global user communities. NICE global customers include leading companies in Automotive, Aerospace, Industry Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Life Science, Universities and Scientific Research.

 

NICE at SC12 in Salt Lake City, Utah (Nov/10-16)

Once again, NICE will have a booth at the International Conference & Exhibition for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SuperComputing 2012 in Salt Lake City.

 

SC12

 

If you plan to be at the show, please stop by booth #2231 (near NVIDIA booth) and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the new versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our remote, collaborative visualization demos at various locations of the show.

... and we still have some free entrance tickets available, so if you need one please contact us immediately!

 

L'intervento è stato realizzato con il contributo della Regione Autonoma della Sardegna e del POR FESR 2007-2013

NICE at CAE Conference 2012, Verona - (Oct 22, 23)

CAE Conference 2012 is the biggest appointment in Italy and one of the most important in Europe dedicated to the Computational Technologies. The place were you can meet the CAE experts, attend to the technical sessions with important speakers from key companies, visit the exhibition area dedicated to the CAE supplier.

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During the conference NICE staff will be on hand to give any information, demos and all you need to know on our Cloud and Grid portals solutions.

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