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NICE and AWS at SuperComputing 2017 in Denver November 13th - 16th
NICE and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are excited to share the latest innovations in HPC at SuperComputing 2017, booth #2117
 
 
If you are planning to participate in the event, here are some of the topics you can learn about throughout the event:
 
  • The recent availability of the C5 instances, powered by the Intel Xeon Scalable processors (codenamed Skylake), and the P3 instances, the first ever Cloud offering with NVIDIA Volta GV100 GPUs
  • The latest releases of NICE DCV and EnginFrame
  • The MyHPC solution, which integrates NICE and AWS products into a user friendly hybrid experience
  • Success stories of customers and partners using innovative platforms like the F1 instances, the first Cloud offering with FPGAs, the G3 instances powered by NVIDIA M60 GPUs, AWS Batch and many other HPC and high performance visualization services on AWS
  • Many demo stations, where you can try out our technology first-hand

This is the detailed schedule of our presentations:

CategoryTuesday November 14thWednesday November 15th
11:00 AMReScale: Incorporating Cloud in HPC Breaking boundaries, saving lives: How Sterling Geo uses cloud to prevent flooding crisis in East Africa
12:30 PMImplementing a Hybrid Cloud Capability at Wharton for HPC and Machine LearningFully managed job management with AWS Batch
3:00 PM High Performance Graphics and DCV 20171.1 Million vCPU Cluster On AWS
4:30 PMHPC Accelerators get a boost in the CloudHybrid HPC: the NICE experience with MyHPC
 
Don't want to miss the presentations at our booth? Download and import this file into your calendaring application. You can also follow @nice_hpc on Twitter to get timely reminders of the upcoming events.

We look forward to meeting you at SuperComputing 2017.

See you in Denver!
The NICE and AWS team.
NICE EnginFrame 2017 is now available with even simpler AWS integration

 

NICE EnginFrame 2017
 
User-friendly HPC, now even simpler in the AWS Cloud

 

NICE is pleased to announce the general availability of EnginFrame 2017, our powerful and easy to use web front-end for accessing Technical and Scientific Applications on-premises and in the cloud.


Since the NICE acquisition by Amazon Web Services (AWS), many customers asked us how to make the HPC experience in the Cloud as simple as the one they have on premises, while still leveraging the elasticity and flexibility that it provides. While we stay committed to delivering new and improved capabilities for on-premises deployments, like the new support for Citrix® XenDesktop® and the new HTML5 file transfer widgets, EnginFrame 2017 is our first step into making HPC easier to deploy and use in AWS, even without an in-depth knowledge of its APIs and rich service offering.

What’s new in EnginFrame 2017:

  • Easy procedure for deployment on AWS Cloud: you can create a fully functional HPC cluster with a simple Web interface, including:
    • Amazon Linux support
    • Virtual Private Cloud to host all components of an HPC system
    • Application Load Balancer for encrypted access to EnginFrame
    • Elastic File System for spoolers and applications
    • Directory Services for user authentication
    • CfnCluster integration for elastic HPC infrastructure deployment
    • Simpler EnginFrame license and process for evaluations on AWS
  • HTML5 file upload widget with support for server-side file caching, that replace the previous applet-based implementations
  • Service Editor capability to create new actions on files using services. Administrators can publish services associated to specific file patterns, that users can find in the context-sensitive menu in the spooler and file manager panels.
  • New Java® Client API for managing interactive sessions: customers and partners can now implement interactive session management in their applications.
  • Citrix XenDesktop integration: support for graphical applications running on XenDesktop infrastructure.
  • Improved DCV and VNC® session token management, with automatic token invalidation based on a time-to-live.
  • Many other fixes and enhancements.


The new features are immediately available for all the EnginFrame product lines:

  • EnginFrame Views: Manage interactive sessions, collaboration and VDI
  • EnginFrame HPC: In addition to the Views features, easily submit and monitor the execution of HPC applications and their data
  • EnginFrame Enterprise: Both EnginFrame Views and HPC can be upgraded to the Enterprise version, to support fault-tolerant and load-balanced deployments.
With immediate availability, all NICE customers with a valid support contract can download the new release, access the documentation and the support helpdesk.


Useful links:

 

NICE at SuperComputing 2016 Salt Lake City (Nov/14-17)

Also this year, NICE is excited to participate in the Supercomputing Conference (SC) 2016 in Salt Lake City (USA). NICE will be exhibiting at booth #3618.

NICE, together with Amazon Web Services, will present the most recent achievements and success stories. In the booth's mini-theater you can attend presentations from NICE, AWS and our partners. 

If you are planning to participate in the event, our team will be happy to meet and update you on the latest version of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and the new features of the upcoming NICE EnginFrame 2016:

  • New HTML5-powered single and multi-file uploader
  • Improved workflows management: the service editor can now associate a service to specific files via the file-action menur
  • Support for Amazon Linux AMI
  • Improved web-service API for interactive session management and integration
  • Session management for Citrix XenDesktop

We will also show how can be easy to deploy an on-demand HPC cluster with EnginFrame on AWS , leveraging the new integration with CfnCluster.

NICE team will have also two speeches at HP Cast:
Date: Saturday, November 12th – Tutorial Section - 08:00 - 10:00
Title: A new flexibility to deploy tailored and hybrid/distributed HPC environments
Abstract: Customers demand flexibility on their infrastructure. They need a new technology that can be the foundation for combining high performance computing, big data, and private and public cloud environments

Date: Saturday, November 12th – Tutorial Section - 13:30 – 14:30
Title: The Virtual Workstation in the Cloud
Abstract: Today's availability of powerful graphics cards in the cloud, enable moving the engineer's workstation seamlessly into the Cloud to realizing the concept of a Virtual Workstation. We'll show how this concept can be deployed in every cloud environment (private, hybrid or public)

To contact our team or to set-up a meeting click here.

See you in Salt Lake City!

The NICE team.

NICE at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt (Jun/19-23)

Also this year, NICE is excited to partecipate to the International Supercomputing Conference ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. NICE will be Bronze Sponsor and exhibitor at booth #740.

If you plan to be at the event, our team will be happy to meet and update you on the last versions of NICE EnginFrame and the new amazing features of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV). To contact our team or to set-up a meeting click here.

NICE at GTC16 in San Jose, California (Apr/4-7)

In Booth #726, our NICE team will be showcasing the latest DCV 2016 remote and collaboration visualization demos. Speak with the NICE experts and learn how our software can help you improve your collaborative processes, improve time-to-market, and save money.

 

On Thursday 7th, Tosh Tamble, will give the following speech:

Title: GPUs in the Cloud: A Software Vendor Perspective
Day: Thursday, April 7th
Time: 14:30 - 14:55
Location: Marriott Salon 4


See you in San Jose,
NICE team

NICE to join forces with Amazon Web Services

Today we are pleased to announce that we’ve signed an agreement to be acquired by Amazon Web Services, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform.

With our software and services, we help hundreds of customers all over the world optimize and centralize their HPC, Cloud and visualization resources while empowering distributed and mobile workforces.

NICE will operate under the existing brand and will continue to innovate on behalf of customers and partners, developing and supporting EnginFrame and Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) products.

Like AWS, we are a customer obsessed company and we are globally appreciated for the excellence of our support and professional services”, said Bruno Franzini, Support and Professional Services Manager at NICE. “With the backing of AWS, we will pamper our customers even more!

NICE and AWS will be able to work closely together to create innovative and exciting technologies and services for high performance and technical computing, with the goal to help customers to accelerate and grow their business.

The entire team will be with us to open this new chapter of our history”, said Beppe Ugolotti CEO at NICE. “Everybody is already dreaming about all the new technologies we will be able to develop working together with our future colleagues at AWS.

Customers and partners can contact their account manager with questions, and can read AWS's announcement.

For press inquiries, please contact the AWS press office at aws-pr@amazon.com.

EnginFrame 2015.1 is here

NICE is pleased to announce a new release of EnginFrame, the most powerful and easy to use web front-end for accessing Technical and Scientific Applications in the Cloud.

EnginFrame simplifies the execution and the management of batch jobs, big data analytics and interactive applications.

It has been the first Cloud Portal on the market for HPC and Grid applications and today is widely adopted by companies of all sizes, including Fortune Global 500, and across multiple market segments such as Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Automotive, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Research.

EnginFrame improves team performance allowing users to share their interactive sessions with collaborators.

The new version smoothly integrates with NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), the remote visualization technology that enables to remotely access 2D/3D interactive applications. EnginFrame also supports other remote desktop protocols, like HP RGS and the most common VNC implementations, including RealVNC and TurboVNC/VirtualGL.

What’s new in NICE EnginFrame 2015.1
This new version introduces significant improvements to the web-based service editor:

  • Users can arrange services into custom folders that can contain both batch and interactive applications
  • The new guided tour suggests the steps to undertake to create a new service
  • It’s possible to export and import EnginFrame services, to synchronize different installations
  • Administrators can grant or deny access to service options to a set of users' groups
  • It's now possible to deny access to specified users' groups

The interactive service editor has been improved and now uses the same interface of the batch editor. Users can now:

  • Customize the service form by dragging and configuring input options
  • Edit the service action script and the service configuration
  • Edit the service attributes: session class, max number of sessions and service metadata
  • Add the drop down list of configured desktop manager and configured display
  • Moreover, users will find new ready-to-use interactive services templates for Linux and Windows Desktop.

For a complete list of the new features, please download the EnginFrame 2015.1 Release Notes

With immediate availability, all NICE customers with a valid support contract can download the new release and access the documentation and the support helpdesk.

How to successfully use CATIA in the Cloud

The CATIA Operators Exchange (COE) has organized an Ask the Expert Webinar with the NICE CTO Andrea Rodolico and Keith Horton, Engineer and Systems Architect of The NORDAM Group.

Webinar: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Click here to register.

 

A few years ago, Andrea Rodolico and Keith Horton did a presentation on “Using Catia V5 in a private Cloud”. During that presentation they introduced NICE DCV, a new 3D virtualization and image compression solution, including an overview of the architecture and functionalities. Now, with the Cloud and many new technologies becoming mainstream, it’s time for an update. This presentation will provide you with an overview of latest enhancements and new features that the Private Workstation Cloud offers today. Keith Horton will be here to talk about how the project has progressed over the last several years, lessons learned, and what the future holds.

 

Andrea, an entrepreneur since 1994, co-founded NICE and, since then, has led the technology strategies of the company. He has evolved their Grid, Cloud and Remote 3D Visualization products and solutions to meet the most challenging needs of many Fortune 2000 companies, including Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Automotive, Financial Services, Life Sciences, and Research customers worldwide.

Keith Horton currently manages all Engineering, and Manufacturing applications for “The NORDAM Group”.  He is also the Engineering Systems Architect, responsible for all Hardware, HPC, and Visualization environments.  He has been with “The NORDAG Group” for over 12 years, and has been working in Aerospace for over 15.  Prior to his Aerospace endeavors, Keith has worked in Automotive, and Defense industries.

NICE DCV 2016 is here

NICE is pleased to announce the final release of DCV version 2016, the remote visualization technology that enables Technical Computing users to remotely access 2D/3D interactive applications over a LAN or WAN networks.

 

download desktop cloud visualization dcv

 

DCV allows engineers and scientists to take full advantage of the high-end graphics cards, fast I/O performance, and large memory nodes hosted in public or private clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Coupled with NICE EnginFrame, DCV allows ISVs and customers to build end-to-end, interactive and batch, HPC or design processes in the cloud. NICE DCV also provides desktop sharing capabilities — concurrent access to the same 3D interactive session among multiple users — that enable distributed teams to collaborate in the cloud.

What’s new in NICE DCV 2016:

  • Audio remotization for Windows servers: Audio will be encoded using the highly versatile Opus audio codec. Opus meets or exceeds existing codecs' quality across a wide range of bitrates, and it operates at lower delay than virtually any existing compressed format.
  • Improved USB remotization: DCV now allows Windows and Linux users to plug USB devices on their client machine and to use them on the remote desktops.
  • Support for NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology.
  • New supported Operating Systems: DCV can now be installed also on:
    • Server: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Client: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

The new release has been presented at SC15 and it's now general available to the public. NICE customers with a valid support contract can download the new release and access the documentation.

 Useful links:

 

NICE Receives Honors in 2015 HPCwire Awards

NICE is Honored with HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Award for Best HPC Visualization Product or Technology

Annual HPCwire Award to Recognized Leaders in the Global HPC Community

 

Austin, Texas, November 16, 2015 — NICE, the leader in remote visualization and cloud portal solutions for HPC and technical computing, is honored to receive this year HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Visualization Product or Technology. The award will be presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC15) in Austin, Texas.

 

Readers' Choice Award: Best HPC Visualization Product or Technology
Editors' Choice Aword: Best HPC Visualization Product or Technology

 

  • NICE DCV has won the Readers’ Choice Award.
  • SGI VizServer, powered by NICE DCV, has won the Editors’ Choice Award.

 

The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with the global HPCwire community, as well as selections from the HPCwire editors. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community.

We are very honored to receive this coveted recognition within the HPC community and the editors of HPCwire”, said Andrea Rodolico, NICE CTO and co-founder. “Our vision of re-defining the technical computing experience in the Cloud is ambitious, but thanks to partners like SGI our products have come to signify excellence in mobility and collaboration for high-end modeling and interpretation”.

"HPCwire readers are among the most informed in the HPC community and these awards are ultimately given to the organizations that are making the greatest impact in advancing technology and humanity itself through high performance computing”, said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of HPCwire.  "The HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards send a strong message of support and appreciation from those in the global HPC community. We are proud to be able to recognize these efforts each year and our congratulations go out to all the winners”.

More information on these awards can be found at the HPCwire website or on Twitter through the following hashtag: #HPCwireAwards.

You can start a free NICE DCV trial immediatly at this link.

About HPCwire
HPCwire is the #1 news and information resource covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. With a legacy dating back to 1986, HPCwire has enjoyed a legacy of world-class editorial and journalism, making it the news source of choice selected by science, technology and business professionals interested in high performance and data-intensive computing. Visit HPCwire at www.hpcwire.com

About NICE
Leveraging 20 years of experience and proven customer success, NICE delivers software that enables Technical Computing users to enter the Cloud era with a mobile, secure, elastic platform, and a twist of instant gratification. Thanks to NICE EnginFrame and DCV, HPC becomes an intuitive, collaborative experience accessible from any client and network, without the need to move large amounts of data, both in Public Cloud scenarios as well as in more traditional on-premise deployments. Visit NICE at www.nice-software.com.

 

NICE at SC15 in Austin, Texas (Nov/15-20)

NICE will have a booth at the International Conference & Exhibition for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SuperComputing 2015 in Austin.

SC14 Logo

 

If you are attending SC15, please stop by booth #310 and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the new versions of NICE EnginFrame 2015 and NICE DCV 2016, and enjoy our remote, collaborative visualization demos.

We also have 50 one-day exhibition pass to give away for free, if you are interested to bag one for yourself, fill this form: the first 50 people to respond will receive one.

At NICE booth #310 will be presented the new features of NICE DCV 2016:

  • Remote audio support for Windows servers: Audio will be encoded using the highly versatile Opus audio codec. Opus meets or exceeds existing codecs' quality across a wide range of bitrates, and it operates at lower delay than virtually any existing compressed format.
  • Remote USB support  for both Windows and Linux servers: DCV now allows Windows and Linux users to plug USB devices on their client machine and to use them on the remote desktops.
  • Support for NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology.
  • New supported Operating Systems: DCV can now be installed also on:
    • Server: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Client: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

During the show will be presented also the new partnership between NICE and Kitware (booth #4207) to enhance Paraview's  remote accessibility from the Cloud and supercomputing centers. Coupling ParaView with NICE DCV enables users to run ParaView on the same resources where the data are produced and access it remotely on their end stations.

SGI has been a long-time partner with NICE for their VizServer product. SGI will be demonstrating the latest update of VizServer in their booth (#1033) at SC15.

Starting from the HP-CAST event, on saturday 14th Andrea Rodolico, NICE CTO, will give the following speeches:

HP-CAST - SIG
TITLE: "Advanced Remote Visualization"
ABSTRACT: "The rapid technological evolution as well as growing adoption of GPUs in Private and Public Clouds is enabling new performance levels when accessing highly visual applications remotely"
DAY: Sat, November 14th, 2015
TIME: 13:30AM-14:30AM CT
WHERE: TUTORIAL "B" SIG - Big Data and Visualization

HP-CAST - SIG
TITLE: "Self Service HPC"
ABSTRACT: "The growing addiction to "instant gratification" is driving new levels of expectations from the HPC user community. Be it an on-premise HPC system or a Cloud-based service, users expect faster deployment, intuitive experience and immediate productivity"
DAY: Sat, November 14th, 2015
TIME: 14:15PM -15:00PM CT
WHERE: TUTORIAL "E" SIG - Workflow and HPC

Kitware and NICE Collaborate to Push Visualization to the Next Level

Kitware, the lead developer of ParaView, and NICE, whose Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) enables technical computing users to remotely access interactive engineering and scientific applications, are partnering to enhance ParaView’s remote accessibility from the Cloud and supercomputing centers.

partner

We want to optimize support for ParaView users and to make the experience of using the application as easy and as uniform as possible”, said Berk Geveci, Kitware’s Senior Director of Scientific Computing.

Using ParaView to analyze computations run on supercomputers or in the cloud generally entails copying large data sets onto workstations. As the sizes of simulation outputs increase, copying data becomes impractical. Coupling ParaView with NICE DCV enables users to run ParaView on the same resources where the data was produced and access it remotely on their end stations.

We are excited about this partnership, as both Kitware and NICE leverage the latest NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) innovations in their flagship products for handling large data analysis and visualization challenges”, said Bhushan Desam, NVIDIA’s Senior Alliances and Marketing Manager for Visualization in HPC.

With DCV, only rendered images are sent between the machines and the end stations", Geveci said. "Large computation data such as geometry and scene information is left on the machines. This allows ParaView users to leverage the high-memory and high-performance input/output of more advanced machines, such as those at data centers, without waiting for data to load on their end stations".

Using ParaView in combination with NICE DCV has additional benefits. For one, users can access ParaView without the added step of downloading clients onto their end stations. ParaView users can also benefit from enhanced collaboration through DCV’s session-sharing capabilities for multiple end stations.
 
While ParaView can be run on supercomputers, as well as on desktops, laptops, and tablets, there are scenarios that are well suited to using ParaView with DCV”, Geveci said. “For example, an organization may have multiple people who need to use ParaView remotely, in full mobility, over a slow/unreliable network or without the possibility to install our software on their client. In such cases, it makes sense to run ParaView on a corporate server and provide access to the application through DCV”.
 
NICE DCV was designed and built with the ParaView use case in mind. Helping engineers and scientists to work on larger models, collaborate, and not be bound to their workstation so they can get the most from their application software is what we aimed for”, said Andrea Rodolico, NICE CTO. “Our partnership with Kitware will expand the base of users who are able to experience NICE DCV benefits, and ensure they get the top notch performance they deserve”. 
 

ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. It allows users to quickly build visualizations to analyze data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. ParaView’s flexibility allows developers to tailor functionality to specific problem domains. For more information on leveraging ParaView, please stop by Kitware’s booth (#4207) at SC15.

About NICE
Leveraging 20 years of experience and proven customer success, NICE delivers software that enables Technical Computing users to enter the Cloud era with a mobile, secure, elastic platform, and a twist of instant gratification. Thanks to NICE EnginFrame and DCV, HPC becomes an intuitive, collaborative experience accessible from any client and network, without the need to move large amounts of data, both in Public Cloud scenarios as well as in more traditional on-premise deployments. More information on http://www.nice-software.com.

About Kitware
Kitware is an advanced technology, research, and open-source solutions provider for research facilities, government institutions, and corporations worldwide. Founded in 1998, Kitware specializes in research and development in the areas of HPC and visualization, medical imaging, computer vision, data and analytics, and quality software process. Among its services, Kitware offers consulting and support for high-quality software solutions. Kitware is headquartered in Clifton Park, NY, with offices in Carrboro, NC; Santa Fe, NM; and Lyon, France. More information can be found on http://www.kitware.com.

 
NICE is nominated for 3 HPCWire Readers Choice Awards

 

NICE has been nominated in 3 categories!

 

We are very honored to be nominated in 3 categories! And it’s thanks to you – our supporters – and your faith in our products.

We are nominated:

  • #12. Best HPC Software Product or Technology
    NICE EnginFrame

  • #13. Best HPC Visualization Product or Technology
    NICE Software

  • #7. Best use of HPC in the Cloud:
    ANSYS, teaming with NICE and AWS, created a solution for remote visualization on the ANSYS Enterprise Cloud such that Desktop Cloud Visualization offers 3 to 10 times bandwidth savings and improved network latency tolerance.


Remember NICE Software as you are making your choices. Vote for US!

NICE Software will be exhibiting at SC15. Come see the technology in person! Click here to schedule a meeting.

NICE EnginFrame
NICE EnginFrame enables efficient access to Grid-enabled infrastructures through a standard browser. Submit, control, and monitor workload, data, licenses – all through the same user dashboard. For more information on EnginFrame, click here.

NICE DCV
NICE DCV enable technical computing users to remotely access 2D/3D applications over a standard network. Heterogeneous and infrastructure agnostic, mobile friendly, and secure, NICE DCV enables easy collaboration for highly graphical applications. For more information on NICE DCV, click here.

 

 

NICE EnginFrame 2015

Unleash the power of your Technical Cloud

NICE is pleased to announce the release of EnginFrame 2015, the most powerful and easy to use web front-end for accessing Technical and Scientific Applications in the Cloud.

EnginFrame simplifies the execution and the management of batch jobs, big data analytics and interactive applications.

It has been the first Cloud Portal on the market for HPC and Grid applications and today is widely adopted by companies of all sizes, including Fortune Global 500, and across multiple market segments such as Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Automotive, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Research.

EnginFrame improves team performance allowing users to share their interactive sessions with collaborators.

The new version smoothly integrates with NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), leveraging its H.264 encoder. EnginFrame also supports other remote desktop protocols, like HP RGS and the most common VNC implementations, including RealVNC and TurboVNC/VirtualGL.

“This latest release is a giant step forward in the evolution of our product line”, said Paolo Maggi, NICE R&D Director. “EnginFrame has always been a powerful framework for creating HPC portals. In the new release we removed the complexity and focused on ease of use: from the setup to the integration with top applications directly from the renewed web user interface”.

What’s new in NICE EnginFrame 2015.0:

  • Applications and Views Portal: EnginFrame Administrators can now design new services with a drag & drop editor which allows them to configure the interface and scripting elements without leaving the web browser. Moreover, the new Applications and Views interfaces have been completely redesigned in order to improve the ergonomics and reduce the user’s learning curve.
  • Application Templates: Thanks to the experience gained by NICE working with its top customers and leading ISVs in the HPC market, NICE prepared and bundled inside EnginFrame a set of ready to use Application Templates that are available to administrators and users upon installation. Users can deliver HPC as a Service in a matter of minutes. 
  • Simplified Update Procedure: The new EnginFrame directory structure clearly separates the EnginFrame system files from the site specific configurations resulting in a simplified and automated update procedure.
  • Users Management: EnginFrame has a new and powerful approach for defining authorization rules and enabling EnginFrame Administrators to create and manage groups of users through a easy to use web interface. 
  • Job Caching: The job information provided by the resource managers are now cached inside EnginFrame, increasing the responsiveness of the web interface even with a very high number of jobs.
  • Broader Support for Resource Managers: EnginFrame can submit and manage jobs to IBM LSF, Altair PBS Pro (Linux), OpenLava, Adaptive Computing MOAB, Torque, Grid Engine, NICE Neutro, and now also to SLURM.

EnginFrame can be easily integrated with Big Data applications and technologies (like LUSTRE, IBM Spectrum Scale, Hadoop, Rulex, etc.). Using its EnginFrame technology as an integration framework, NICE is working with customers and partners to create sophisticated Big Data applications.

The new features are immediately available for all the product lines:

  • EnginFrame Views: Manage interactive sessions, remote collaboration and VDI
  • EnginFrame HPC: In addition to the Views features, easily submit and monitor the execution of HPC and Big Data applications
  • EnginFrame Enterprise: Both EnginFrame Views and HPC can be upgraded to the Enterprise version. EnginFrame Enterprise can support fault-tolerant and load-balanced deployments of two or more EnginFrame instances

With immediate availability, all NICE customers with a valid support contract can download the new release and access the documentation and the support helpdesk.

Useful links:

Are you going to ISC’15?

NICE will be exhibiting at ISC'15 in Frankfurt between 13th and 15th July.

If you are interested in learning about NICE EnginFrame new features and enhancements, please come by our booth #1026. To contact our team or to set-up a meeting click here.

 

NICE at ANSYS ASWC in Detroit, MI (June 2 - 3) and Convergence in Houston, TX (June 9)
NICE, in collaboration with NVIDIA, will participate to the ANSYS 2015 Automotive Simulation World Congress on June 2-3 in Detroit, MI.

 

 

Come visit our table to:

  • experience a demo of the ANSYS Enterprise Cloud, powered by NICE DCV
  • explore the new and enhanced features of NICE DCV 2014 
  • learn about the how NICE DCV leverages the most advanced features of the NVIDIA GRID cards

 

If you miss this opportunity, NICE will also attend the ANSYS Convergence User meeting in Houston, TX on June 9.

 

 

NICE will be sponsor of EuroVis2015 in Cagliari, Italy (May 25 - 29)

EuroVis 2015, hosted by CRS4 in Italy, is the 17th annual visualization gathering organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC). EuroVis has been a Eurographics and IEEE co-supported international visualization symposium held in Europe annually since 1999.

If you are attending EuroVis, please stop by NICE booth with the NICE team, learn more about the new 2015 versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our remote, collaborative visualization demos.

Progetto 3DCloudViz - Deliverables

NICE e il DIEE (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica ed Elettronica) dell'Università di Cagliari, in questo progetto si sono posti l’obiettivo di ricercare, studiare e, ove necessario, implementare tecnologie avanzate per la visualizzazione remota ed esecuzione in ambiente virtuale di applicazioni interattive 2D/3D per il Technical Computing. 3DCloudViz si propone di apportare un contributo innovativo alle attuali tecnologie di Cloud Computing, producendo nuova conoscenza scientifica e tecnologica per la creazione di infrastrutture di Cloud, che chiameremo “3D Cloud”, in grado di rendere fruibili in modalità SaaS applicazioni interattive 3D di tipo “legacy”.
Partendo dallo stato dell’arte di riferimento, le attività del progetto saranno focalizzate su tre tematiche principali:

  • Studio di tecnologie che consentano l’esecuzione di applicazioni 3D accelerate basate su DirectX all’interno di macchine virtuali. Tale attività sarò prettamente di Ricerca Industriale.
  • Studio di un protocollo per la visualizzazione remota, con particolare riferimento a reti con banda limitata o latenza elevata. Tale attività sarò prettamente di Ricerca Industriale.
  • Analisi di modelli per il brokering intelligente delle sessioni VDI.

Il progetto si è concluso con successo e la realizzazione di un ambiente demo dove sono state implementate le tecnologie sviluppate. I deliverable di progetto sono scaricabili dai seguenti link:

 

Remote Visualization Cloud Project - Funded by PIA2010 call

Si sono concluse oggi le attività di ricerca congiunte di NICE e del centro ricerche CRS4 all'interno del progetto "Cloud per la visualizzazione remota".

Il progetto è partito nel 2012 con l’intento di studiare e sperimentare una soluzione versatile e scalabile in uno scenario scientifico e industriale. L'idea della cooperazione tra NICE e il CRS4 partiva dall'esigenza di mercato di avere una soluzione funzionale e portabile in diversi scenari applicativi, dando una risposta innovativa al campo della visualizzazione 3D remota ed al contempo mascherando la complessità della gestione dell'infrastruttura all'utente finale. L’intento alla base del progetto nasceva da due filoni tecnologici, inizialmente distinti, ma che hanno portato alla loro integrazione in una soluzione unica. Il primo filone è il nascente mercato delle tecnologie per il Cloud Computing, ambito nel quale NICE è già presente e nutre un grande interesse in funzione della sua continua evoluzione. Il secondo è relativo alla crescente domanda di soluzioni tecnologiche in grado di visualizzare i risultati scientifici, soprattutto di tipo 3D, senza dover spostare sulla rete i dati sempre più voluminosi.

In conclusione possiamo dire che il progetto si è concluso con successo e le compagini NICE e CRS4 sono soddisfatte sia del prototipo sviluppato sia della collaborazione in sè e dello scambio di competenze tecniche.

 

 

Il progetto ha portato alla realizzazione di vari deliverable che contengono informazioni in forma di codice, documenti tecnici, report scientifici e diagrammi architetturali. Tale deliverable sono reperibile online presso i seguenti link:

  • Deliverable 1.1: Documento illustrante i gruppi di lavoro e organi di coordinamento
  • Deliverable 1.2: Documento di analisi dello stato dell’arte e delle tecnologie attuative
  • Deliverable 1.3: Documento contenente le specifiche tecniche e funzionali di massima delle componenti architetturali
  • Deliverable 2.1: Documento finale sull'analisi delle varie soluzioni che giustifichi la tipologia di Cloud scelta
  • Deliverable 2.2: Documento finale sull'analisi delle soluzioni di Public Cloud che impongono standard de facto
  • Deliverable 2.3: sviluppo di unità di test, report e documentazione per ogni modulo sviluppato
  • Deliverable 2.4: Test e report che evidenzino il comportamento dell'infrastruttura con varie tecnologie di virtualizzazione
  • Deliverable 2.5: sviluppo di unità di test e di report che documentino l'integrazione con l'infrastruttura esistente
  • Deliverable 2.6: sviluppo di unità di test e di report dell'integrazione dei servizi con Public Cloud esterni
  • Deliverable 2.7: sviluppo di unità di test e report che analizzino il comportamento del MiddleWare con le tecnologie sviluppate da NICE
  • Deliverable 3.1: Documento di analisi della visualizzazione 3D in ambiente Cloud e relative problematiche
  • Deliverable 3.2: Documento illustrante l’architettura 3D Cloud per la realizzazione di servizi in modalità SaaS
  • Deliverable 3.3: Documento circa le metodologie di interfacciamento tra il visualizzatore remoto e il portale EnginFrame in ambiente Cloud
  • Deliverable 3.4: Sviluppo di unità di test e report relativi ai moduli di interfacciamento tra EnginFrame e il Visualizzatore Remoto 3D
  • Deliverable 3.5: Sviluppo di servizi di creazione/gestione delle sessioni di visualizzazione remota relative all’applicativo meteorologico
  • Deliverable 3.6: Documento illustrante le metodologie di interfacciamento tra il Portale di visualizzazione remota 3D e il MiddleWare
  • Deliverable 3.7: Test e report relativi ai moduli di interfacciamento tra il Portale di visualizzazione remota 3D e il MiddleWare
  • Deliverable 4.1: Report circa lo stato dell’arte per le tecniche di accelerazione hardware di software meteorologico
  • Deliverable 4.2: Report su algoritmico del software meteorologico per le accelerazione su architettura FPGA
  • Deliverable 4.3: Porting del software meteorologico su architettura Cloud e/o FPGA
  • Deliverable 5.1: Report sullo stato dell’arte circa la modellazione fisica specifica dell’Urban Canopy su scale ridotte
  • Deliverable 5.2: Realizzazione di un report con la descrizione del modello fisico matematico sviluppato
  • Deliverable 5.3: Realizzazione di una versione del codice meteo che includa il modello di fluidodinamica del vento sviluppato
  • Deliverable 5.4: Realizzazione di un report e divulgazione del risultato per la valutazione della propagazione di incendi boschivi
  • Deliverable 6.1: Documentazione e pubblicazioni e divulgazione dei risultati mediante seminari o conferenze e condivisione su Internet
  • Deliverable 6.2: Test e report relativi all’integrazione della soluzione completa e collaudo MiddleWare
  • Deliverable 6.3: Integrazione nel portale di calcolo e report sui test effettuati con l’applicativo meteorologico
  • Deliverable 6.4: Atti delle conferenze e pubblicazioni finali

Il deliverable principale del lavoro di questi 3 anni è la piattaforma accessibile dal link:
http://piacloud.crs4.it

Per avere le credenziali di acceso inviare una email a piacloud@nice-software.com

 

Il progetto "Cloud per la Visualizzazione Remota" è stato finanziato dal bando R.A.S. Pacchetti Integrati di Agevolazioni "Industria, Artigianato e Servizi" (Annualita' 2010) Programmazione Unitaria 2007/2013 P.O. FESR 2007/2013.

 

Tutorial - Cloud for Remote Visualization, Fire Forecast simulation system based on virtualization technologies

University of Cagliari - Wednesday April 2015 22th 14:30 - 18:00

Il seminario descriverà un sistema di simulazione e previsione di incendi boschivi per la Sardegna poggiante su un' infrastruttura Cloud. Tale sistema integrato è un esempio di modellistica ambientale avanzata che sfrutta lo stato dell’arte delle tecnologie di virtualizzazione per il calcolo ad alte prestazioni (Cloud Computing) e per la visualizzazione remota (3D Cloud).

Le tecnologie di visualizzazione remota 3D consentono di rendere fruibile ad un utilizzatore locale su un dispositivo client (laptop, PC, tablet, etc.) un'applicazione 2D/3D installata in un server remoto, secondo il paradigma SaaS (Software as a Service). Oltre alle soluzioni modellistiche e tecnologiche adottate, il seminario illustrerà i risultati delle simulazioni di alcuni incendi significativi accaduti in Sardegna. Tale lavoro è stato finanziato dal progetto "Cloud per la Visualizzazione Remota" a valere sul bando R.A.S. Pacchetti Integrati di Agevolazioni "Industria, Artigianato e Servizi" (Annualita' 2010) Programmazione Unitaria 2007/2013 P.O. FESR 2007/2013.

 

NICE at GTC15 in San Jose, California (Mar/17-20)

NICE will be present at GTC15 in full force!

In Booth #733, our NICE team will be showcasing the latest DCV 2014.0 remote, collaboration visualization demos. Speak with the NICE experts and learn how our software can help you improve your collaborative processes, improve time-to-market, and save money.

On friday 20th Andrea Rodolico, NICE USA CTO, will give the following speech:

Title: "Get the Best out of NVIDIA GPUs for 3D Design and Engineering in the Cloud"
Day: Fri, March 20th, 2014
Time: 13:00 - 13:50
Location: Room LL20C

See you in San Jose,
NICE team

NICE DCV 2014 Sets New Performance Standard for 3D Applications in the Cloud

Asti – Italy, 3rd March 2015

NICE is pleased to announce the final release of DCV version 2014.0, the remote visualization technology that enables Technical Computing users to remotely access 2D/3D interactive applications over a LAN or WAN networks.

DCV allows engineers and scientists to take full advantage of the high-end graphics cards, fast I/O performance, and large memory nodes hosted in public or private clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Coupled with NICE’s EnginFrame, DCV allows ISVs and customers to build end-to-end, interactive and batch, HPC or design processes in the cloud. NICE DCV also provides desktop sharing capabilities — concurrent access to the same 3D interactive session among multiple users — that enable distributed teams to collaborate in the cloud.

DCV 2014.0 uses H.264 compression and leverages the Kepler™ graphics architecture of NVIDIA GRID™ technology to provide significant acceleration for image encoding. NVIDIA GPU-accelerated compression allows high frame rates, improved accuracy, and reduction in overall bandwidth usage of the visualization stream, to the extent that 3D visualization is now possible over low bandwidth wide-area links.

DCV 2014.0 offers 3 to 10 times bandwidth savings over DCV 2013 and improved network latency tolerance, thus expanding the market for 3D visualization in the cloud to entirely new use cases.

NICE is the first company to leverage the new NVIDIA Kepler-specific H.264 encoder both on Linux and Windows,” said Andrew Cresci, General Manager of the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA. “Our collaboration with NICE is enabling new users and businesses to leverage NVIDIA GRID technologies for optimal graphics performance.

Since the beginning, we have always focused on scientific and technical computing users,” said Beppe Ugolotti, NICE CEO. “The new DCV multi-CODEC intelligently delivers lossy and lossless images, combining H264 with proprietary extensions. It’s ready for multi-4K monitors and improves the user experience in low-bandwidth and high-latency networks with no extra load on CPU nor GPU cores.

"When we had to find a compromise between performance, quality and feature", says Andrea Rodolico, NICE CTO, "we decided not to. The new DCV provides more features and perfect image quality at a fraction of the bandwidth".

What’s new in DCV 2014.0:

  • Hardware-accelerated H.264 encoding
  • Integration with NVIDIA GRID SDK
  • Full desktop remotization on Windows
  • Support for NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology
  • Smart-card support on Linux
  • Adaptive server-side resolution on Linux
  • Remote USB support on Windows

The new release is now available. All NICE customers, with a valid support contract, can download it and access documentation and support: http://www.nice-software.com/download/nice-dcv-2014

To try out the new version, use the following link to request a demo license:
http://www.nice-software.com/contacts/demo-license

Useful links:
NICE DCV demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl28uyZ9-3U
NICE TestDrive www.nice-software.com/testdrive
NICE DCV and NVIDIA GRID www.nvidia.com/object/nice-desktop-cloud-visualization.html

Scientific Computing World interview to Andrea Rodolico

Does HPC’s future lie in remote visualization?

Scientific Computing World interview to Andrea Rodolico (NICE CTO) investigates the future of High Performance Computing and Big Data.
“Today remote visualization is a new concept that is now very popular where you have huge data sets. But if you look five years into the future the real question will be ‘Why I don’t use this kind of model for pretty much all my technical workloads?’

Read the full article here (flash version) or here (pdf).

 

NICE at SC14 in New Orleans, Louisiana (Nov/16-21)

NICE will have a booth at the International Conference & Exhibition for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SuperComputing 2014 in New Orleans.

SC14 Logo

If you are attending SC14, please stop by booth #2521 and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the new 2014 versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our remote, collaborative visualization demos.

What's new in NICE DCV 2014:

  • Hardware accelerated H.264 encoding
  • Integration with NVIDIA® Grid SDK
  • Full desktop remotization on Windows®
  • Support for NVIDIA® vGPU technology
  • Smart-card support
  • Adaptive server-side resolution
  • Remote USB support

What's new in NICE EnginFrame 2014:

  • Web-based editor for HPC application interfaces
  • Desktop and interactive application publisher
  • Template library for common HPC applications
  • Fault tolerance and load balancing
  • Job information caching
  • Enhanced monitoring for multi-job launches

Starting from the HP-CAST event, on saturday 15th Andrea Rodolico, NICE USA CTO, will give the following speeches:

HP-CAST - TUTORIAL
TITLE: "Publishing Batch & Interactive services in the HPC Cloud"
DAY: Sat, November 15th, 2014
TIME: 8:00AM-10:00AM CT
WHERE: TUTORIAL C1/2 - "Workflow Management & Clouds"

HP-CAST - SIG
TITLE: "Leveraging Latest GPU Innovations in the HPC Cloud"
DAY: Sat, November 15th, 2014
TIME: 1:30PM -3:00PM CT
WHERE: Cloud & Grid SIG

SC14 - EXHIBITOR FORUM
TITLE: "3D in the Cloud - how NICE DCV 2014 gets the best from virtual GPUs"
DAY: Wed, November 19, 2014
TIME: 1:30PM -3:00PM CT
WHERE: Room 291

NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) 2014 Allows Unprecedented CAD/CAE Visualization Experience in the Cloud

Company Releases Beta for DCV 2014, Demonstrates Remote 3D Visualization at AWS re:Invent.

Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11, 2014NICE will demonstrate their upcoming Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) 2014 technology at the AWS re:Invent conference, leveraging special-purpose hardware-accelerated stream processing from NVIDIA GRID cards to provide drastically reduced bandwidth usage for high-end graphics. DCV 2014 offers 3 to 10 times bandwidth savings over DCV 2013 and improved network latency tolerance, thus expanding the market for 3D visualization in the cloud to entirely new use cases.

DCV allows engineers and scientists to take full advantage of the high-end graphics cards, fast I/O performance, and large memory nodes hosted in public or private 3D clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), rather than having to wait for their workstations to be upgraded with the latest hardware. Coupled with NICE’s EnginFrame, DCV allows ISVs and customers to build end-to-end, interactive and batch, HPC or design processes in the cloud. NICE DCV also provides desktop sharing capabilities — concurrent access to the same 3D interactive session among multiple users — that enable distributed teams to collaborate in the cloud.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instances, which leverage the NVIDIA GRID GPUs based on NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture, provide high-end graphics capabilities for both Windows and Linux applications that are accessible from any network and client. If memory size is an issue, DCV can combine a G2 instance with a Windows R3 instance to provide large memory and graphics acceleration. Being able to visualize Windows applications in the AWS Cloud enables engineers to quickly and easily start or expand CAD/CAE projects, while keeping infrastructure costs down.

DCV uses H.264 compression and leverages the Kepler architecture of NVIDIA GRID in order to provide significant acceleration for image encoding. GPU-accelerated compression further allows high frame rates, more accuracy, and reduction in overall bandwidth usage of the visualization stream, to the extent that 3D visualization is now possible over low bandwidth wide-area links.

"NICE is the first company to leverage the new NVIDIA Kepler-specific H.264 encoder both on Linux and Windows", said Andrew Cresci, General Manager, NVIDIA GRID. "Our collaboration with NICE is enabling new users and businesses to leverage the NVIDIA GRID technologies offered in the Amazon Public Cloud."

The NICE DCV 2014 will be released in Q4 of 2014. See a demonstration of the NICE DCV at the re:Invent conference on Tuesday, November 11th, between 1pm and 5pm in the main hall. NICE DCV will also be the remote desktop technology behind the new ANSYS Test Drive demonstration, which will be showcased in the re:Invent main hall on Thursday morning, November 13th.

Useful links
NICE TestDrive www.nice-software.com/testdrive
NICE DCV and NVIDIA GRID www.nvidia.com/object/nice-desktop-cloud-visualization.html
NICE DCV at Ansys Blog www.ansys-blog.com/ansys-on-the-cloud/

UberCloud to Host NICE Software Solutions in the UberCloud Marketplace

The partnership brings together two premium computing companies to offer cloud-enabled software NICE DCV and EnginFrame.

Heidelberg, Germany, September 29, 2014 – UberCloud, a cloud computing marketplace allowing engineers, scientists and their service providers to implement end-users applications in the cloud, and NICE Software, a company dedicated to providing Technical Cloud Products and Solutions to customers worldwide, announced today the development of Cloud-enabled NICE software solutions for the UberCloud marketplace. The announcement was shared at the annual ISC Cloud Conference, an event organizing 200 researchers, engineers and consultants to discuss the latest innovations in cloud computing. In this collaboration, both companies will offer cloud-enabled NICE  DCV and EnginFrame, an advanced commercial grid portal used in a variety of industries. The two will offer professional support and integrate with application software vendors, such as ANSYS, in the cloud.

NICE DCV will soon arrive to the UberCloud online marketplace to deliver efficient and optimized remote access for graphic-intensive, off-the-shelf 3D applications running on desktop environments in the cloud. The software integrates seamlessly with major CAD, CAE, Petro-technical, medical and scientific visualization software, and is encrypted based on enterprise level security standards. NICE  DCV allows sharing of a physical GPU in the cloud between multiple sessions, while offering full graphic acceleration and high-end workstation-class performance. The comprehensive NICE EnginFrame Views session management portal integrates with all major HPC schedulers to distribute and manage remote 3D sessions while maintaining the utmost security. NICE  DCV is certified for various ISVs and provides the highest compatibility, quality and performance of Remote 3D Visualization support for dozens of ISV products currently in the cloud. Based on the performance, scalability and reliable features of NICE DCV, graphic processing unit manufacturer NVIDIA has introduced NICE  DCV as a key Virtualization Solution Partner.

For companies that are curious on how to effectively implement and deploy the targeted Remote 3D and HPC to production operations, NICE offers consulting packages to help any customer move seamlessly into using NICE software solutions.
"Working with the UberCloud marketplace opens NICE DCV to a new and exciting market and online sales channel fostering the presence in the cloud market with an amazingly simple shopping experience for our customers with a focus on the HPC-cloud," said Dr. Karsten Gaier of Italian NICE DCV Software at the ISC Cloud Conference. "Together with UberCloud, NICE DCV offers cloud customers easy access to the NICE DCV leading edge HPC-Cloud enabling solutions in the domain of Remote 3D Visualization and easy to use HPC management portals".

NICE  DCV products will be introduced to the UberCloud marketplace later in 2014, together alongside several dozens of cloud-enabled products from other software vendors. According to UberCloud's CEO Burak Yenier, there are currently 15 software providers in UberCloud's development pipeline, with more than 60 service products for the marketplace.
NICE  was one of the first software companies which approached us to get on the UberCloud marketplace,” added Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of the UberCloud. “We are very pleased to jointly offer three different kinds of products on the UberCloud marketplace: reselling NICE DCV as is; bundling DCV for the cloud together with other ISV software like ANSYS; and packaging professional services for those who want it ready to go.

About NICE

NICE  DCV delivers Technical Cloud Products and Solutions, to worldwide customers, boosting productivity, saving money on IT and enabling faster design cycles and collaboration. NICE helps centralizing, optimizing and consolidating HPC and visualization resources while empowering distributed and mobile Engineering workforces to run batch and interactive applications anywhere, with any client. NICE  DCV also allows engineering teams around the world to collaborate by sharing application sessions over standard networks.

For more information, please visit www.nice-software.com

About UberCloud

The UberCloud started in 2012 with inviting the wider technical computing community of engineers and scientists and their service providers to participate in real-life hands-on experiments to move and run the end-users applications in the cloud. 155 of these experiments have been performed so far and the challenges carefully investigated. Based on this experience, the UberCloud online marketplace platform has been developed. Today, end-users and service providers have one common access point for technical computing in the cloud: the UberCloud information, community, experiment, and online marketplace to discover, try, and buy computing on demand.

For more information, please visit www.TheUberCloud.com

New partnership with NVIDIA GRID

NICE is proud to announce that it has become a NVIDIA GRID Software Virtualization Solution Partner.

With NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), users can leverage the power of NVIDIA GRID GPUs and the flexibility to access both Linux and Windows® Virtual Desktops optimized for 3D and graphics-intensive applications.

Applications using OpenGL or Microsoft DirectX9, 10 or 11 can be controlled remotely over LAN or WAN, delivering a responsive and interactive workstation-like experience from virtually any device and over any network.

 GPU Pass Through with NICE DCV

Easy to install and use, NICE DCV offers outstanding performance regardless of which hypervisor is used and supports a broad range of GPU virtualization technologies, including NVIDIA GRID vGPU, NVIDIA GRID GPU pass-through. NICE DCV can be used in the public cloud, leveraging NVIDIA GRID® cards offered on Amazon or run directly on physical hardware, without a virtualization layer.

New partnership with Siemens PLM

Today, NICE is proud to announce that it has become a Siemens PLM Software Partner.

Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions are used by more than 70,000 companies in over 80 countries, to efficiently and effectively produce some of the world’s most innovative and sophisticated products.

NICE products Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and EnginFrame enable Siemens PLM software solutions, including the Teamcenter, NX, and Solid Edge product lines, to be offered from a centralized infrastructure and to be remotely accessed by any device over any network. Offering Siemens PLM software over the Private or Public Cloud enables optimal IT resource allocation and sharing, reducing IT infrastructure and management costs. Running applications near well connected, consolidated data repositories boosts application performance and simplifies PLM data replication, removing all bottlenecks related to distributed workstations. By enabling any device to access the Siemens PLM software, designers and engineers benefit from increased productivity, mobility and collaboration.

Additional information at:

 

NICE DCV Test Drive now available on Amazon Web Services

NICE is pleased to announce the availability of a new AWS Test Drive for NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), based the graphics-accelerated G2 instances.

This AWS Test Drive allows potential users to test the performance of NICE DCV using the high performance graphics provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), preconfigured with sample 3D applications and models to run real life tests on the AWS Cloud.

NICE has worked with AWS to tune the performance of NICE DCV on G2 instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), allowing responsive and smooth interaction with highly visual graphical tools, that take advantage of Amazon EC2 hardware acceleration provided by NVIDIA Grid cards. The combination of G2 instances on Amzazon EC2 and NICE DCV uses the AWS Cloud to allow customers to run graphic intensive applications including CAD, Engineering, Geophysical, Medical or Scientific applications, enabling customers to move full High Performance Computing (HPC) processes and other highly demanding applications and workflows in the Cloud.

The new Test Drive can be accessed from NICE Web site at www.nice-software.com/testdrive and is initially available on Windows AMIs. The Test Drive lab includes some sample 3D applications and demonstation using the latest DirectX and OpenGL libraries, to immediately experience how very demanding visual applications can perform in the Cloud. Testers need to download the accelerated DCV End-station, available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X systems. A Linux Test Drive will be added shortly, to demonstrate the G2 performance on this popular platform as well.

NICE at Ter@Tec in Paris, France (July/1-2)

NICE will have a booth at the Ter@Tec 2014 Forum at Ecole Polytechnique, near Paris.

Ter@Tec Logo

 

If you are attending Ter@Tec, please stop at our booth and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the incoming new versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our demos!

 

NICE is hiring in Houston, TX

Senior System Engineer in Houston, TX (cod. 07052014)

NICE USA is seeking an experienced, hands-on System Engineer to implement leading edge Technical Cloud solutions and assist in the sales process to our demanding Enterprise customers.

The SE works closely with our Professional Services and Support team, and is often working remotely via Webinars or on-site at our customers or partners, teaming with their expert system administrators to implement our solutions from Proof of Concept to Production. He also works with the Sales team in executing the technical aspects of the sales process, as well as working towards increasing the acceptance, adoption, and usage of our products and services within our clients and partners, ensuring timely and effective communication of project status, issues, customer feedbacks, etc.

This position requires excellent technical skills, dedication and commitment to customer success, as well as the ability to deliver technical presentations to managers and architects, both in person and via phone/web conferencing. The role involves the development and maintenance of strong technical relationships with our customers, partners and R&D team in order to establish new opportunities and support existing ones.

Along with pre-sales and professional service delivery responsibilities, the SE may also provide software support to our customers, partners and prospects and could collaborate with the R&D team to improve the products' roadmap and features.

This position will initially focus on the US market with particular emphasis on the Oil&Gas vertical, even if activities might include travels abroad. The candidate should be able to commute to Houston, TX daily and be ready to travel about 25-50% of the time, when requested, including intercontinental travel.

Skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good teamwork, interpersonal and customer relations skills and strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
  • Required skills: 3+ years of Linux and Windows system administration, understanding of Enterprise networking and security architectures, shell scripting, XML, XSLT, HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery.
  • Preferred skills: High Performance Computing, Cloud and Virtualization, 2+ years experience in Oil&Gas market.
  • The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, a creative attitude and curiosity for customer engineering processes.

About NICE

NICE is a software producer and solution provider in the Technical Cloud market, helping out customers to implement innovative solutions for design, engineering, analysis and simulation. We serve hundreds of major enterprises and institutions worldwide in Oil&Gas, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Government, Education, including leading companies like Anadarko, BHP-Billiton, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, ENI, Maersk Oil or Schlumberger. We also have a rich network of value-added partners that distribute our products and complement our offering, delivering state of the art High Performance Computing and Remote 3D Visualization solutions.

Additional Info

Date:May 07 2014
Experience:Senior
Location:Texas - USA
Job Id:07052014

 

 

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.

caeconference

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.

Join NICE at TeraTec Forum 2012, Paris - (Jun 27, 28)

TERATEC 2012 Forum is an international Meeting for High Performance Numerical Design and Simulation at Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, Paris area)

Teratec Forum

At TeraTec NICE (booth# 28) will be showcasing the advances and applications of NICE DCV and demonstrating how easy it is to deliver efficient and optimized remote access to graphic-intensive, off-the-shelf 3D applications. Running on both Windows and Linux desktop environments.

NICE at ISC 2012 in Hamburg (Jun/17-21)

International SuperComputing ’12 is being held in Hamburg, Germany, from June 17 - 21. The NICE team will be attending and meeting customers and partners at the event. We will also be presenting in our partner’s booths.

 

 

Contact us to set up a conversation or meeting about EnginFrame, HPC in the Cloud, or our Remote Visualization solutions for graphics intensive application.

NICE at Best of MoabCon 2012 Europe, Hamburg - (Jun 16-17)

NICE personnel will be on-hand at the Radisson Blu – Hamburg, Germany - for the Adaptive Computing 'Best of MoabCon 2012.

During the event, on Sunday - June 17th,  Andrea Rodolico (NICE CTO), will have a technical session about:

11:30 – 12:15 pm - "Application Integration Portal/Visualization"

Best MoabCon 2012 Agenda

NICE at HP-CAST 2012, Hamburg - (Jun/16)

NICE is pleased to participate to the next HP-CAST meeting and conference in Hamburg, Germany from (June 15 - 16, 2012) at the Radisson Hotel.



NICE will be at the Tutorial and SIG meeting where Andrea Rodolico (NICE CTO) will present the following talks:

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am - Running CAD, CAE and Other 3D Applications in your Technical Cloud
  • 13:30 pm – 14:30 pm - The Technical Computing Eco-system for the HPC Cloud Era


HP-CAST Agenda

NICE at HealthGrid 2012 and IWSGLife 2012 in Amsterdam (May/21-25)

NICE is pleased to announce its participation and sponsorship of two important events: the Tenth HealthGrid Conference and the Fourth International Workshop on Science Gateways for LifeSciences (IWSG-Life).

   HealthGrid 2012                            iwsglife2012

During demonstration session, we will be showcasing the Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) technology, our 3D remote visualization solution enabling users to connect to OpenGL applications running in remote data centers. Life Sciences case studies will be presented to demonstrate the benefits of DCV in biomedicine (http://amsterdam2012.healthgrid.org/content/accepted-demos).

Our contribution will be published in PubMed-referenced proceedings in the IOS Press book series.

Stop by the NICE booth at the Academic Medical Center of University of Amsterdam . We will be pleased to give you more information about Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and its new features!

NICE Solutions for CAE presented inside ANSYS Webcast Series 2012 - (May 15th, 17th)

Thanks to its partnership with Ansys, NICE will have a Webcast inside the "IT Solutions for ANSYS Webcast Series 2012"

 

During the webcast, Andrea Rodolico (NICE CTO), will talk about:

Optimizing Remote Access to Simulation

Centralized deployment of the IT infrastructure used for simulation has many potential benefits, including the ability to scale up high-performance computing resources, centrally manage the IP associated with simulation data and increase operational efficiency. This webcast will explore the solution architecture for collaboration hubs consisting of centrally deployed computational power and data storage, and effective remote/mobile access. Moving beyond simple “remote batch” job submission, we’ll examine an optimized IT environment in which globally distributed or mobile end users can work interactively and perform visualization on a centralized infrastructure,to avoid the network bottlenecks and data integrity issues associated with moving files between local user machines and central/cloud resources.

Date & Time:

May 15 at 9:00 AM US EDT register
May 17 at 4:00 PM US EDT register

 

Visit NICE at Eurographics 2012 in Cagliari - Italy (May/13-18)

This year, for the first time, NICE will have a booth at Eurographics 2012, the 33 annual conference of the european association for computer graphics, from May 13-18.

During the conference, on Thursday May 17th 16:00-17:00 in Room B, Andrea Rodolico (NICE CTO), will have an industrial talk about:

Running 3D applications remotely in the "3D Cloud"

Visualization of large volumes of data, stored or generated in remote data centers or cloud infrastructures, is an increasingly common requirement. Moving this data to the workstation is unpractical and time consuming and implies security risks and management headaches. In the last years IT departments took advantage of virtualization and remote access to overcome these problems, but such technologies are not broadly applied to 3D applications because the GPU cannot be effectively virtualized and accessed remotely with the proper performance. NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) addresses these limitations leveraging the power of server-side GPUs, and delivering the 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 datacenter to work faster, leaving the data where it's best managed and performing.

Video of NICE DCV demonstration at Moab.con 2012

Rich Brueckner of InsideHPC interviews NICE CTO Andrea Rodolico at Moab.con 2012 about remote visualization with NICE DCV.

NICE at COE 2012 in Las Vegas - (Apr/22-25)

For the first time NICE is pleased to participate in the COE 2012 Annual PLM Conference & TechniFair. 

During the conference, Andrea Rodolico (NICE CTO) and Keith Horton (NORDAM Group), will talk about:

Running CATIA Remotely in Your Own "3D Cloud"

Rapid obsolescence, heat, noise, replacement cycles, software stack updates, PDM access speed are just some of the issues of current workstation-based CAD users face. In other IT domains, virtualization and remote access today address most of these issues, but it is not broadly applied to 3D CAD because the GPU cannot be virtualized and shared among users.

NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) 2012 address this limitation by allowing multiple VMs, running different flavors of Windows Operating Systems, to share one or more GPUs and run fully accelerated in a right-sized "virtual workstation".

NICE DCV was born as a remote display tool specifically focused on 3D applications, 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, including Catia, to be consolidated in a datacenter, rendering the most complex models and effects with negligible overhead compared to native GPU performance, and leveraging the high speed network of the datacenter to work faster.

New NICE DCV 2012.1 release improves usability, performance and security - Asti (April 5, 2012)

NICE is pleased to announce the release of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) version 2012.1

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

"This new release includes an exciting number of new features focusing on usability, performance and security. This version represents a very important step forward for our product, we are very proud of it" - said Beppe Ugolotti, CEO of NICE.

New features of NICE DCV 2012.1 include:

  • A client-side console allows the user to improve the quality of experience by fine-tuning the image compression level according to network conditions and client device capabilities and to monitor the actual bandwidth usage and frame rate.
  • A new server side component provides diagnostic information and allows the user to easily enable or disable DCV on the current desktop.
  • A high performance lossless compression algorithm has been implemented for such applications requiring pixel-perfect remotization (for example in the medical sector). The same algorithm has been used to improve the quality boosting of static images.
  • A mechanism limiting the number of frames sent on the network has been introduced which reduces bandwidth utilization on LAN and WAN environments (Linux only).
  • Furthermore, while providing secure access to remote resources without transferring any sensitive data, the new version of DCV ensures confidentiality by encrypting the image stream using the standard AES algorithm (128 or 256-bit keys).

 

With this new release, NICE further extends its lead in the remote visualization market.  Leveraging its unique  technology, NICE DCV is the first product on the market to allow the sharing of physical GPUs between multiple VMs (running Microsoft Windows) while maintaining full OpenGL acceleration and workstation-class performance.<

“DCV is the only remote visualization product supporting GPU sharing on both Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing a better utilization of available hardware resources.” - said Paolo Maggi, NICE R&D Manager.

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

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

 For further information and release notes please visit:

About NICE

NICE delivers comprehensive Grid & 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. NICE global customers include leading companies in Automotive, Aerospace, Industry Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Life Science, Universities and Scientific Research.

NICE at Moabcon 2012 in Park City - (Apr/9-12)

Thanks to its partnership with Adaptive Computing, NICE will participate as a sponsor to Moabcon 2012, in Park City, Utah.

During the conference, NICE will show how to use NICE DCV, EnginFrame and Moab to consolidate expensive high-end GPU workstations providing users greater access to high-performance visualization of complex 3D interactive application alongside traditional HPC workload.
 

NICE announcement about the recent acquisition of Platform Computing by IBM

Dear Customer,

NICE s.r.l, the developer of EnginFrame, the world’s first grid portal, would like to reconfirm its commitment to EnginFrame customers in light of the recent acquisition of Platform Computing by IBM

Platform has been an authorized reseller of EnginFrame.  NICE does not expect this to change in the foreseeable future, and our longstanding relationship with IBM should only be strengthened by this acquisition.

However, NICE would like to reassure all customers that we will continue to develop and provide support for EnginFrame.  Should Platform or IBM choose to change strategy related to our products, customers are welcome to purchase our products and support from another authorized resellers or directly from us.  

NICE continues to develop new features for EnginFrame with new versions being introduced on a regular basis.  In addition, we develop complimentary products like EnginFrame Views that delivers load-balanced session management of 2D/3D sessions for remote visualization and collaboration.  NICE has also recently introduced our new Desktop Cloud Visualization product, the first remote display protocol that supports multiple OpenGL-enabled sessions on a single server and with one or more GPUs.

We would be happy to provide additional information regarding any of these products.  You can contact us through our web site, and should you plan to attend the upcoming SC11 show in Seattle, we would be please to invite you to our booth, #2541.

NICE DCV 2012 enables the 3D Cloud - Asti (Nov/11)

NICE is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2012.0 release of its Desktop Cloud Visualization (NICE DCV) product.

This new release represents a breakthrough in remote 3D visualization, as it is the first product in the market to perform GPU sharing across multiple Microsoft Windows and Linux Desktops.

Extending existing support for Linux and Windows running on physical nodes, NICE DCV is now bringing full GPU acceleration to Virtual Machines, therefore enabling Companies and Cloud providers to deliver Virtual Workstations services to their users.

Therefore, the new version of NICE DCV allows multiple users to run OpenGL applications served by a Private or Public Cloud configuration, or just simply remotely access their own dedicated workstation sitting in their office or datacenter, via LAN or WAN.

Leveraging partnerships with leading technology providers and OEMs, NICE DCV has been tuned to get the best performance on NVIDIA high-end Quadro and Tesla GPUs running major CAD applications, as well as many Technical Computing applications.

When NICE DCV is complemented with our flagship EnginFrame HPC and Remote Visualization gateway, customers can enjoy Web based access to the most demanding batch and interactive applications, boosting data access performance, model scalability and overall user productivity compared to traditional desk-side based computing.
 

To learn more:

About NICE

NICE delivers comprehensive Grid & 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. NICE global customers include leading companies in Automotive, Aerospace, Industry Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Life Science, Universities and Scientific Research.

NICE at SC11 in Seattle, WA (Nov/12-18)

At SC11, NICE (booth# 2541) will be showcasing the advances and applications of NICE EnginFrame the leading Grid Portal that enables user-friendly and application-oriented HPC job submission, control and monitoring. 

 

 

Stop by the NICE booth speak with NICE qualified personnel can provide about and NICE EnginFrame Views  and Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), our 3D remote visualization solution enabling users to connect to OpenGL applications running in remote data centers.

 

NICE at EnginSoft 2011 in Verona - (Oct/20-21)

This year NICE is once again pleased to participate in the Enginsoft conference, the must-attend event for advanced numerical modeling technologies and software. This year Enginsoft will be held in Verona, Italy so if you are attending please drop by to our stand in the sponsor exhibit area during the show.

 

 


Our staff are on hand to give any information, demos and all you need to know on our Cloud and Grid portals solutions. Plus you will have the chance to view and use our latest release of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) for 3D remote visualization.

See you in Verona!

NICE announcing the new Desktop Cloud Visualization for 3D remote visualization

Asti,  – June 18th,  2011: NICE, pioneer in Grid/Cloud portals and computing services access solutions, today announced the new NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) software system, that enables remote 3D visual interaction and collaboration over networks. Available on Microsoft Windows and Linux, DCV allows organizations to consolidate 3D applications, their massive datasets and powerful GPUs into the datacenter, and provide an outstanding user experience. DCV can run multiple sessions on a physical node, as well as run on multiple VMs, still leveraging the physical GPU of the hosting machine.

3D visualization is pivotal for innovation and efficiency in many fields, including Engineering CAD/CAE, Energy, Oil&Gas, Life Sciences, Health Care, Research and Scientific Visualization. A rich and fluid remote 3D visualization experience enables enterprises to make timely decisions that involve large data volumes that would be impractical to deliver to a user’s workstation.  The ability for multiple  users to access the same visual image, separately or in collaboration, around the globe improves  organizational coordination, quality of results and speeds time to market.

For example, the Aerospace and Automotive industries can consolidate expensive and power hungry workstations into a flexible and efficient data center, allowing designers in multiple locations to work and collaborate on new product designs via a private Cloud. Similarly, Medical and Health Care organizations can benefit from real time access and collaborative analysis of 3D medical images to improve patient care.

As the Cloud paradigm is gaining momentum, 3D visualization is a key element to enable many desktop applications (including CAD/CAE, productivity or authoring tools) to be delivered as a service at the necessary speed.

Based upon the former IBM Deep Computing Visualization technology, DCV has been significantly  improved and now supports virtualization technologies, NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) uses high performance workstations or visualization blades with the latest generation of commodity graphics adapters to create an extraordinarily flexible and powerful visualization solution used by customers all over the world.

With today’s news, NICE  will deliver end-to-end, optimized solutions to enable 3D applications running on Linux® , Windows® and virtualized visualization servers to run in more  efficient and secure datacenters and become accessible from desktops or laptops,  with excellent responsiveness and performance on every network connection.

NICE plans to evolve and exploit its Desktop Cloud Visualization technology worldwide, enriching it with its EnginFrame Views, the worldwide leading Web 2.0-based remote visualization solution. DCV will then span from on-demand 3D enablement of Public Clouds all the way into scalable Private Cloud deployments, where DCV offers the most fluid 3D experience, helping the consolidation process of enterprises and scientific community.

"Nice has a clear vision on the next-generation high performance computing Grid and Cloud, enabling new services, new experiences and new business models based on 3D remote visualization," said Beppe Ugolotti, CEO of NICE. "Incorporating NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) into NICE flagship product EnginFrame, we will deliver a new strategic value to our customers."

NICE EnginFrame solutions aims to empower user productivity with the Grid Portal and deliver user-friendly, highly customizable access to applications and infrastructures. With NICE DCV  users can remotely work on 3D interactive applications, fully accelerated by high end GPUs on workstations, blades or servers. No matter if users are accessing high-end OpenGL modeling applications or the simple viewers, NICE DCV enables users  to connect quickly and securely from anywhere and experience high frame rates, even with low bandwidth standard Internet connections.
With the planned release of NICE DCV for Virtual Machines on July 30, new key features will be added to the already available and delivered versions for Microsoft Windows and Linux.

NICE offers a fully integrated Enterprise solution based on EnginFrame, its open PaaS/SaaS Self-Service portal framework for Clusters, Grids and Clouds.

To learn more, click here: http://www.nice-software.com/remote-visualization

About NICE

Capitalizing on 15 years experience in Industry & Research HPC implementations, NICE delivers comprehensive Grid & Cloud Solutions for companies and institutions, increasing user productivity to access applications and computing resources. NICE products portfolio empowers Grid & Cloud infrastructures by increasing usability and user-friendliness, without sacrificing flexibility and control.
NICE has hundreds of customers all over the world including top companies in Automotive, Aerospace, Industry Manufacturing, Oil&Gas, Life Science, Universities and Scientific Research.
NICE has a dedicated, experienced team of experts that can assist throughout the deployment life-cycle, from software planning, implementation and testing stages, to performance tuning, and support in the production stage.

www.nice-software.com
 

NICE at TERATEC 2011- Paris (Jun/28-29)

Once again this year NICE will have a booth at the TERATEC 2011 Forum June 28 & 29, Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, Paris area) 

This year TERATEC 2011 will focus on High Performance Computing and Systems Design bringing together top international experts in high performance numerical design and simulation, making it the major event in France and in Europe in this field. 

So please stop by and speak with a NICE representative  about the EnginFrame Grid-Cloud portal, including NICE DCV (Desktop Cloud Visualization) the remote 3D visualization technology that enables Technical Computing users to connect to OpenGL applications running in a data center.
See you in Paris

NICE at Sardegna Ricerche in Pula - Cagliari (Feb/18)

Obiettivo INNOVAZIONE (Objective INNOVATION) is an event organized by Sardegna Ricerche aimed at promoting companies, products and technologies developed inside the Technology Park.

NICE, after a brief presentation of the Company and its business lines, especially in Life Science markets, will unveil demos about the HPC/Cloud and Remote Visualization solutions.

NICE To develop Solutions with IBM Deep Computing Visualization Technology

NICE, a pioneer in Grid/Cloud portals and access solutions, today announced a source code licensing agreement with IBM that enables NICE to develop, sell and support NICE solutions that incorporate IBM Deep Computing Visualization (DCV) technology.

3D visualization is pivotal for innovation and efficiency in many fields, including Energy, Health Care, Engineering, Life Sciences, Research and Online Gaming. A rich and fluid remote 3D visualization experience enables enterprises to make timely decisions that involve large data volumes that would be impractical to deliver to a user’s workstation.  The ability for multiple researchers, engineers or different users to access the same visual image -- at the same time or on the next shift -- around the globe improves collaboration, quality of results and time to market.

For example, the Aerospace and Automotive industries can consolidate noisy and power hungry workstations into an energy efficient data center, allowing designers in multiple locations to work and collaborate on new product designs via a private cloud. Similarly, Medical and Health Care organizations can benefit from real time access and collaborative analysis of 3D medical images to improve patient care.

As the Cloud paradigm is gaining momentum, 3D Visualization is a key element to enable many desktop applications (including gaming, productivity or authoring tools) to be delivered as a service.

Developed by IBM, DCV uses high performance workstations or visualization blades with the latest generation of commodity graphics adapters to create an extraordinarily flexible and powerful visualization solution used by customers all over the world.

With today’s news and immediate availability, NICE can deliver end-to-end, optimized solutions to enable 3D applications running on Linux® and Windows® visualization servers to run in more  efficient, secure datacenters and become accessible from desktops or laptops, with excellent responsiveness and performance on every network connection.

NICE plans to evolve and exploit the DCV technology world wide, enriching it with its EnginFrame Views, the leading Web 2.0-based remote visualization solution. DCV will then span from on-demand 3D enablement of Public Clouds, through collaborative Hybrid Clouds, all the way into scalable Private Cloud deployments, where DCV offers the most fluid 3D experience.

"IBM and NICE share a common vision on the next-generation high performance computing Grid and Cloud, enabling new services, new experiences and new business models based on 3D applications," said Beppe Ugolotti, CEO of NICE. "With NICE incorporating DCV technology in to its products, we will deliver even greater value to NICE customers, with a solid product roadmap and an efficient go-to-market strategy."

Besides marketing and supporting DCV as a standalone product, NICE plans to offer a fully integrated Enterprise solution based on EnginFrame, its open PaaS/SaaS Self-Service portal framework for Clusters, Grids and Clouds. 

To learn more, click here: Remote Visualization
 

Visit NICE at SC|10 in New Orleans (Nov/15-18)

Once again this year NICE will have a booth at the International Conference & Exhibition for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SuperComputing 2010 from November 15-18



At this year''s New Orleans event NICE will be on hand to unveil our latest product offering for the HPC sectors.
So please stop by booth # 2117  and speak with a NICE expert about the intuitive EnginFrame Grid-Cloud portal, including the NICE Remote 3D Visualization and smart Cloud computing offerings for High Performace Computing in the enterprise and research domains.

See you in New Orleans!

NICE with Alenia Improvement and CadLand at TechnologyBIZ - Naples (Oct/28)

Alenia Improvement will present together with NICE & CadLand an innovative solution that delivers remote access & management of CAD software through the NICE EnginFrame Grid-Cloud portal.

Alenia Improvement, after a brief presentation of the Company and its business lines, especially in HPC services, in conjunction with NICE & CadLand will unveil an innovative solution to enable remote access and management of CAD software platforms. The service offering is based on modern software platform EnginFrame Grid-Cloud portal developed by NICE. The presentation will emphasize the possibilities of on-demand using of parallel computing resources provided by the Alenia Improvement Data Processing Centre of Pomigliano d''Arco Naples. In this case by demonstrating remote processing of graphic objects in CATIA V5.

When: 28/10/2010 from 09:30 to 10:30
Where: Sala Accademiathe TechnologyBIZ event, Naples

NICE at 2010 MSC.Software Italian Users'' Conference in Torino (Oct/6 - Oct/7)

MSC.Software Italian Users'' Conference is an event organized by MSC.Software, CAE industry''s  leader, in order to provide users with a unique opportunity to share their own knowledge and experience about MSC.Software product and services.


NICE is sponsoring the event and our engineer Francesco Ruffino will present our solutions with a speech on Wednesday 6th October.

We look forward to meeting you and demonstrating our solutions at our stand.

To arrange an appointment during the event, write us at info@nice-software.com

Come and visit us! There is no registration fee.

NICE at ISC 2010 in Hamburg (May/30 - June/3)

International SuperComputing ’10 is being held in Hamburg, Germany, from May/30-June/3 2010. The NICE team will be attending and meeting customers and partners at the event. We will also be presenting in our partner’s booths. Contact us to set up a conversation or meeting about EnginFrame, HPC in the Cloud, or our remote visualization solutions for graphics intensive simulation application.

NICE at ICT Business in Torino (May/25-27)

TOSM (Torino Software and Systems Meeting) is an EXPO EVENT, arrived at 3rd edition and organized by Torino Chamber of commerce and ICT group of Unione Industriale of Torino. TOSM aims at promoting and improving the matching among ICT entrepreneurs and enterprises that search in ICT concrete answers for competitiveness.

NICE at CloudSlam 10 conference (March/23-25)

CloudSlam''10™ - a virtual conference, taking place via the internet March 23rd -- 25th 2010, is pleased to announce that NICE have been selected to present on Platform-as-a-Service.

Presentation on Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) functionality and the values it delivers to Service Providers and ISV’s looking to build a self-service provisioning portal framework, or Public Cloud offering. With a look at the many components of the infrastructure (IaaS) layer, and how PaaS can abstract that complexity, to allow focus on user experience, pay-per-use software applications on-demand, and access to secure multi-tenant cloud resources.

Visit NICE at SC|09 in Portland (Nov/16-20)

Customers, friends, and prospects – we hope you will stop by the NICE booth at SuperComputing 2009 (SC|09) this year. The event is being held in Portland, OR  and you will find us at booth 254 in the Exhibit Hall. Learn about Cloud and Grid portals and how NICE can help you create a private cloud with your HPC and datacenter environments. Schedule some 1-on-1 time to discuss your unique environment; just complete the “Contact Us” form, or send an email request to sales@nice-software.com . We look forward to seeing you
 

NICE at ISC09 - International Supercomputing Conference - Europe\u2019s leading SuperComputing Conference and Exhibition

For the fourth year running, NICE will be at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC). ISC''09 is Europe’s leading Conference and Exhibition on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.  ISC’09 will take place June 23 - 26 in Hamburg, Germany.

As always, our expert team will be on-hand to present and discuss our portfolio of solutions aimed at increased user productivity through highly customizable access to Grid-enabled applications and infrastructures. Our solutions enable institutes and companies to empower their current HPC, Grid & Cloud infrastructures without sacrificing flexibility and control.

We look forward to meeting you at stand 330/340 where NICE will be co-exhibiting with Microsoft.

To arrange an appointment during the event, write us at info@nice-software.com
 

Enhanced NICE corporate website launched

Today, 10th June 2009,  NICE s.r.l. unveiled its new corporate website at http://www.nice-software.com

The new website has been designed as  a comprehensive resource to obtain up-to-date company information about NICE and its entire line of services and products for the HPC, Grid and Cloud computing market.

The website features a completely new look and feel and a more user-friendly navigation that enables visitors to quickly access information regarding recent technology advances and strengths, including professional services & solutions, and new projects.

The webiste also features a library of technical papers and publications by NICE personnel that have been published at various international scientific conferences.

NICE has also introduced an e-mail newsletter subscription program to provide visitors with regular updates on the company and on its products.

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