Primeur weekly 2014-11-20

Focus

OpenMP to launch code challenge, taking parallel open source code to the next level

Exascale supercomputing

Bull, an Atos company, takes the lead in the extreme computing race

En route to processing power that rivals the human brain

SGI extends high performance computing innovation on path to exascale

EuroFlash

Numascale, Supermicro, and AMD announce the world's largest shared memory system to date

The University of Tromsø expands use of Asetek's liquid cooling

OCCIGEN: Pushing the frontiers of science and technology

Eurotech introduces HiVe, the ultimate accelerated computing solution

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi acquires a NumaQ system for high performance in-memory analytics computations

National High Performance Computing Centre, Shenzhen University acquires Numascale shared memory system

Altair partners with South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing

Czech Republic National Supercomputer Center selects powerful SGI supercomputer to drive advanced scientific research

USFlash

Altera and IBM unveil FPGA-accelerated POWER systems with coherent shared memory

Data Vortex to introduce their first scalable fine-grained gather-scatter parallel computer at Supercomputing 2014

Kitware works with NVIDIA to drive massive acceleration in HPC visualization

Lenovo showcases high-performance computing innovations at Supercomputing 2014

New Orleans becomes home to fastest Internet hub in the world

PGI high performance computing compilers coming to IBM POWER systems

Mellanox InfiniBand leads TOP500 as most used interconnect technology for high-performance computing for the 2nd consecutive time

Mellanox introduces programmable network adapter product line with application acceleration engine

Mellanox delivers the world's fastest EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switch with latency less than 90 nanosecond

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute selects Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand for large-scale supercomputer

Rogue Wave reveals new releases and a presentation theater at SC14

ANSYS and NCSA achieve supercomputing milestone

Seagate announces reseller agreement with SGI

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2014-11-19 New Orleans

OpenMP to launch code challenge, taking parallel open source code to the next level

At SC14 in New Orleans,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Michael Wong, CEO of the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB). Michael Wong toldPrimeur Magazinethat OpenMP up to now has been a kind of de facto standard in about being the most capable parallel language. The OpenMP team wants to make sure that it's easy to take any code from any other parallel language and convert it into OpnMP. The team wants to show that not all on that source to source conversion point of view can be done and if it can be done, then it is something that we need when there is a need to improve. Ultimately, everybody wins. OpenMP hopes that ultimately the industry wins. Because there are a lot of different parallel languages out there, it would be good if we can see that, stated Michael Wong. Certainly, there is an amount of misconception that OpenMP is still the old open OpenMP. OpenMP changed its mission statement this year, essentially broadening its mandate to cover all forms of parallelism. Read further...

2014-11-18 Paris

Bull, an Atos company, takes the lead in the extreme computing race

Bull, an Atos company, has unveiled its exascale programme. The main ambition of this programme is to design and develop in Europe the next generation of supercomputers that will contribute to producing world-class solutions for both research and industrial purposes. With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing (HPC) - now able to leverage the international strength of Atos, with its 86,000 employees worldwide - Bull is experiencing a paradigm shift that will give it the critical mass to address vertical market sectors across the entire world. Read further...

2014-11-17 Aalborg

The University of Tromsø expands use of Asetek's liquid cooling

Asetek, a global supplier of computer liquid cooling solutions, has received an order for five RackCDU to expand on the University of Tromsø’s (UiT) existing installation in Norway. The order is of strategic importance to Asetek as it is a repeat order following 12 months of real life pilot testing and builds on UiT's previously announced programme to reduce energy consumption in the University's new High Performance Computing (HPC) facility. In addition, this installation of RackCDU D2C is the first to enable waste heat recovery by using the heat from the servers to heat the university campus. Read further...

2014-11-17 Pittsburgh

ANSYS and NCSA achieve supercomputing milestone

ANSYS and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have scaled ANSYS Fluent to 36,000 compute cores - an industry first that could lead to greater efficiencies and increased innovation throughout manufacturers' product development processes. Read further...

Primeur Video news

2014-10-20 Supercomputing Centre in Stuttgart to focus on Cloudification - Interview Michael Resch

Interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Resch, Director of the High Performance Computing Center, HLRS, in Stuttgart, who shared some of his experiences with Cloud and Supercomputing at HLRS. At ISC Cloud '14 in Heidelberg. See the complete text in the Primeur article http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-11-14-86.html

2014-10-20 Cash flow calculations using HPC Monte Carlo simulations

At ISC Big Data'14 in Heidelberg,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Kurt Stockinger from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) on the analysis of huge amounts of financial data on a massive scale. Read the complete text of the interview in the Primeur article http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-11-14-87.html

2014-10-09 Presentation about the Fortissimo HPC Cloud project by Guy Lonsdale at ISC Cloud

Presentation: Supporting Engineering & Manufacturing SMEs through the Fortissimo HPC Cloud. Guy Lonsdale, scapos, at ISC Cloud 14 in Heidelberg

2014-10-09 Vendor Panel at ISC Cloud 14 in Heidelberg

Vendor panel at ISC Cloud 14 conference in Heidelberg. Chaired by Michael Feldman

2014-10-09 Presentation Building a Network Observatory Simon Thompson, British Telecom at ISC Big Data

Presentation Building a Network Observatory – Exploiting Big Data at British Telecom by Simon Thompson, British Telecom at ISC Big Data 14 in Heidelberg

2014-10-09 Presentation Big Data Analytics of Financial Data on a Massive Scale Kurt Stockinger

Big Data Analytics of Financial Data on a Massive Scale Kurt Stockinger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) at ISC Big Data '14

Primeur Background

e-IRG Knowledge Base

The e-IRG Knowledge Base contains all relevant information on available e-Infrastructures, supercomputing, storage and networking resources and grids for science and research, as well as policies, funding organisations and projects in Europe. The Knowledge Base is a resource made available to the e-IRG and to the general public, for referencing and policy decision purposes. The information is presented in a readily accessible form. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2014-11-20

Focus

OpenMP to launch code challenge, taking parallel open source code to the next level

Exascale supercomputing

Bull, an Atos company, takes the lead in the extreme computing race

En route to processing power that rivals the human brain

SGI extends high performance computing innovation on path to exascale

EuroFlash

Numascale, Supermicro, and AMD announce the world's largest shared memory system to date

The University of Tromsø expands use of Asetek's liquid cooling

OCCIGEN: Pushing the frontiers of science and technology

Eurotech introduces HiVe, the ultimate accelerated computing solution

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi acquires a NumaQ system for high performance in-memory analytics computations

National High Performance Computing Centre, Shenzhen University acquires Numascale shared memory system

Altair partners with South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing

Czech Republic National Supercomputer Center selects powerful SGI supercomputer to drive advanced scientific research

USFlash

Altera and IBM unveil FPGA-accelerated POWER systems with coherent shared memory

Data Vortex to introduce their first scalable fine-grained gather-scatter parallel computer at Supercomputing 2014

Kitware works with NVIDIA to drive massive acceleration in HPC visualization

Lenovo showcases high-performance computing innovations at Supercomputing 2014

New Orleans becomes home to fastest Internet hub in the world

PGI high performance computing compilers coming to IBM POWER systems

Mellanox InfiniBand leads TOP500 as most used interconnect technology for high-performance computing for the 2nd consecutive time

Mellanox introduces programmable network adapter product line with application acceleration engine

Mellanox delivers the world's fastest EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switch with latency less than 90 nanosecond

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute selects Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand for large-scale supercomputer

Rogue Wave reveals new releases and a presentation theater at SC14

ANSYS and NCSA achieve supercomputing milestone

Seagate announces reseller agreement with SGI