Red Hat and University of Wisconsin Expand Technology Partnership and Cloud Leadership
The Center for High Throughput Computing (CHTC) at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison Becomes First Red Hat Center of Excellence Development
UW-Madison CHTC Receives First Red Hat Cloud Leadership Award for Work
on Human Genome and Other Projects
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that it has expanded its technology
partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) to
establish the Center for High Throughput Computing as the first Red Hat
Center of Excellence Development Partner. In addition, Red Hat announced
that it has recognized the UW-Madison CHTC as the first recipient of its
Red Hat Cloud Leadership Award for its advancements in cloud computing
based on the open source Condor project and Red Hat technologies.
Red Hat and UW-Madison first partnered in 2007 around the Center for
High Throughput Computing when the organizations signed a strategic
partnership to co-develop the Condor technologies to bring innovation
from the research community to the enterprise. The goal of the CHTC has
been to advance the state of the art and promote the adoption of
technologies that support High Throughput Computing on large collections
of distributively owned computing resources.
Building on the partnership with the UW-Madison, Red Hat also includes
hardened Condor technology in its Red Hat Enterprise MRG product, a
next-generation IT infrastructure incorporating Messaging, Realtime and
Grid functionality that offers increased performance, reliability,
interoperability and faster computing for enterprise customers.
Together, Red Hat and the CHTC have driven continued innovation
extending into cloud computing through Condor technologies, initially
with support for public cloud scheduling and further extending Condor's
capabilities to run cloud infrastructure. Red Hat introduced its
CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) product this week at the
Red Hat Summit in Boston. The Red Hat CloudForms Cloud Engine solution
leverages Condor technology to enable cloud scheduling and to support
High Throughput Computing applications.
As part of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the Center for High
Throughput Computing has been utilizing Condor and Red Hat-based
technologies to support a broad range of scientific computing including
the following projects and organizations:
Human Genome Project: To scale in a cloud infrastructure so
scientists can utilize more nodes to conduct research and continue to
map the human genome.
University of Notre Dame: To design software and applications
to harness the power of the entire University's computing resources to
conduct research on biometrics and other sciences; also established
the Green Cloud at the Center for Research Computing to provide
computing power at a lower price and lower environmental impact.
UW-Madison Department of Botany: To understand how plants grow
and develop by statistically modeling data to map genetics of distinct
Morgridge Institute for Research: To accelerate the movement of
science from the laboratories of researchers to public use around the
world as treatments and cures.
UW-Madison Physics Department work on the Large Hadron Collider
(LHC): To map the huge volumes of data produced by the Large
Hadron Collider, which handles 40 million energy proton collisions per
second, and have ease of scalability to process the data.
University of Nebraska: To run a cloud leveraging idle student
labs at night to enable physicists to run research at lower costs and
with increased load-balancing.
"Red Hat and the Center for High Throughput Computing have long held a
strategic technology partnership around distributed computing," said
Carl Trieloff, technical director of Red Hat's Cloud Computing
Initiatives. "The CHTC has achieved fantastic results dealing with the
scale and complexity of self-service, resource-based computing —
extending Condor technologies into cloud computing is a natural
evolution and has been done in the science world for years. With its
strength in grid and cloud computing, we're excited not only to expand
our partnership with UW-Madison to establish the CHTC as the first
Center of Excellence Development Partner, but we're also thrilled to
grant them the first-ever Red Hat Cloud Leadership award for their
innovative advancements around the cloud and Condor."
"We began developing and deploying grid technology in today's cloud
computing models many years before the cloud became such a compelling
industry trend," said Miron Livny, professor of computer science at
University of Wisconsin, director of the Center of High Throughput
Computing and CTO of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. "We see a
natural partnership between what we do with Condor technologies on the
university and national laboratory level and with what Red Hat does with
these technologies in the commercial software industry. In both cases,
we are committed to the open source model of moving innovation into the
marketplace and bringing the benefits of grid and cloud technology to
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