Primeur weekly 2020-02-24

Exascale supercomputing

Cirrus Phase II: preparing for heterogeneity at the Exascale ...

Quantum computing

QuintessenceLabs secures funding from In-Q-Tel ...

Cryo-chip overcomes obstacle to large-scale quantum computers ...

Dutch State Secretary Mona Keijzer invests 23,5 million euro in quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart receives new supercomputer Hawk ...

ISC 2020 launches HPC Career Day ...

Elektrobit's state-of-art product line, EB corbos, is being used within the European Processor Initiative ...

Inauguration of the new supercomputer of Extremadura, Lusitania III ...

Middleware

In addition to exploring future directions in HPC, AI, Big Data and successes in using HPC the next HPC User Forum will explore AI-HPDA use in banking and investment firms ...

Bright Computing adds more than 100 new customers in 2019 ...

Hardware

Cooling unit saves half-million gallons of water at supercomputing centre ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Danilak won 2019 Crystal Wing Award in Innovation and Startups Category ...

Lenovo delivers record setting Q3 performance with all time revenue and PTI highs ...

KIOXIA first to deliver enterprise and data centre PCIe 4.0 U.3 solid state drives ...

Efficient and energy-aware LEGaTO SmartMirror will be showcased at Embedded World 2020 ...

Piezo testing ground in Zuidhorn, Groningen generates energy ...

Applications

GE Research leveraging world's top supercomputer to boost jet engine and power generation equipment efficiency ...

Team at Weill Cornell Medical College harnesses the power of the world’s smartest supercomputer to unlock complex drug mechanisms ...

ORNL project demonstrates viability of 'smart' traffic cameras to save fuel ...

ORNL and TVA sign agreement to collaborate on advanced reactor technologies ...

Northern Data and Canaan Inc Announce Cooperation on Blockchain-technology and AI ...

IRIS and XSEDE collaborate to study impact of research supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Red Hat combines continuous community innovation with long-life enterprise support in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 ...

Kinetica simplifies active analytics with launch of Kinetica Cloud ...

More supercomputer power from the Open Telekom Cloud ...

Features

2020-02-19 Stuttgart On February 19, 2020, at the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS), Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Education and Research Michael Meister, and Baden-Württemberg Science Minister Theresia Bauer joined in a ceremony marking the beginning of operation of HLRS's new supercomputer, called "Hawk". With a peak performance of approximately 26 Petaflops (26 quadrillion floating point operations per second), Hawk - an Apollo 9000 System from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) - is among the fastest supercomputers worldwide and the fastest general purpose system for scientific and industrial computing in Europe. Read further...

Focus on Europe

2020-02-18 Delft

Dutch State Secretary Mona Keijzer invests 23,5 million euro in quantum technologies

Quantum computingDutch State Secretary Mona Keijzer will invest 23,5 million euro in quantum technologies over the next five years. This initial investment will be used to fund the high priority actions identified last September by the National Agenda on Quantum Technology. Read further...

2020-02-19 Berlin

More supercomputer power from the Open Telekom Cloud

The CloudThe Open Telekom Cloud now offers even more supercomputing power as the High-Performance Computing Center in Stuttgart (HLRS) put its new "Hawk" supercomputer into operation on February 19, 2020. According to HLRS, Hawk is among the fastest high-performance computers worldwide and the fastest general purpose system for scientific and industrial computing in Europe. T-Systems customers can use it via the Telekom Public Cloud and to the same scalable extent as other Cloud resources. Read further...

2020-02-18 Edinburgh

Cirrus Phase II: preparing for heterogeneity at the Exascale

Exascale supercomputingEPCC has performed a major upgrade and extension to the life of the successful Cirrus EPSRC Tier 2 HPC service. As announced by the UK Government, EPCC has received 3,5 million funding over 4 years to continue the Cirrus service until early 2024. EPCC will add 144 NVIDIA V100 GPUs to the system and a 256TB high performance storage layer for the most demanding data streaming applications. Read further...

2020-02-21 Cáceres

Inauguration of the new supercomputer of Extremadura, Lusitania III

Focus on EuropeOn February 21, 2020, Lusitania III, the new supercomputer of Extremadura, was inaugurated at an event that took place at the headquarters of the COMPUTAEX Foundation in Cáceres and was chaired by D. Rafael, Spain, Minister of Economy, Science and Digital Agenda of the Board of Extremadura and President of the Foundation; Mr. José Ignacio Doncel, Deputy Director General of Large Scientific-Technical Facilities of the Ministry of Science and Innovation; Mrs. María José Pulido Pérez. 1st Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Employment and Education of the City of Cáceres; Mr. Juan Castillo, Director of IBM Systems for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel; Mr. Roberto Sebastián, CEO of IaaS365 and Mr. José Luis González, General Director of CénitS-COMPUTAEX. Access was free until capacity was reached without prior registration required. Read further...

Video news

2019-10-28 NEXTGenIO project to deliver system with revolutionary memory dissolving I/O bottlenecks

At the recent HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to catch up on the NEXTGenIO results with three people from the project that has just finished: Tiago Quintino, Michele Weiland and Adrian Jackson.

2019-10-21 Interview with EPCC's Mark Parsons - plan for UK exascale supercomputer in 2022/2023 is taking shape

EPCC is preparing for the next supercomputer, Archer2, but there are also bold plans to bring an exascale supercomputer to the UK end of 2022/beginning of 2023. Old mines play an important role in reusing the massive amounts of heat an exascale supercomputer will produce.

2019-01-28 Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, LRZ, on German and European HPC: being best is better than being first

At the recent eScience Conference in Amsterdam Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany about high-performance computing (HPC). Not long ago, there were some very big announcements in Munich concerning new supercomputers. LRZ has started to begin the final phase for the installment of the SuperMUC next generation system

2019-01-23 Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale

Primeur Magazinet alked with Per Öster about the consortium CSC is heading and the proposal it is preparing as candidate hosting entity for one of the pre-exascale machines that will be procured by EuroHPC.

2018-10-01 Thomas Lippert to propose modular way of thinking to optimize supercomputing technology and HPC policy

At the ISC'18 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Thomas Lippert, who has recently become Chair of PRACE. Apart from that, he is also Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre where the first module of a new HPC system has been installed.

2018-09-18 The EuroHPC roadmap to exascale by 2022 in Europe

News flashes

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Primeur weekly 2020-02-24

Exascale supercomputing

Cirrus Phase II: preparing for heterogeneity at the Exascale ...

Quantum computing

QuintessenceLabs secures funding from In-Q-Tel ...

Cryo-chip overcomes obstacle to large-scale quantum computers ...

Dutch State Secretary Mona Keijzer invests 23,5 million euro in quantum technologies ...

Focus on Europe

High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart receives new supercomputer Hawk ...

ISC 2020 launches HPC Career Day ...

Elektrobit's state-of-art product line, EB corbos, is being used within the European Processor Initiative ...

Inauguration of the new supercomputer of Extremadura, Lusitania III ...

Middleware

In addition to exploring future directions in HPC, AI, Big Data and successes in using HPC the next HPC User Forum will explore AI-HPDA use in banking and investment firms ...

Bright Computing adds more than 100 new customers in 2019 ...

Hardware

Cooling unit saves half-million gallons of water at supercomputing centre ...

Tachyum CEO Dr. Danilak won 2019 Crystal Wing Award in Innovation and Startups Category ...

Lenovo delivers record setting Q3 performance with all time revenue and PTI highs ...

KIOXIA first to deliver enterprise and data centre PCIe 4.0 U.3 solid state drives ...

Efficient and energy-aware LEGaTO SmartMirror will be showcased at Embedded World 2020 ...

Piezo testing ground in Zuidhorn, Groningen generates energy ...

Applications

GE Research leveraging world's top supercomputer to boost jet engine and power generation equipment efficiency ...

Team at Weill Cornell Medical College harnesses the power of the world’s smartest supercomputer to unlock complex drug mechanisms ...

ORNL project demonstrates viability of 'smart' traffic cameras to save fuel ...

ORNL and TVA sign agreement to collaborate on advanced reactor technologies ...

Northern Data and Canaan Inc Announce Cooperation on Blockchain-technology and AI ...

IRIS and XSEDE collaborate to study impact of research supercomputing ...

The Cloud

Red Hat combines continuous community innovation with long-life enterprise support in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 ...

Kinetica simplifies active analytics with launch of Kinetica Cloud ...

More supercomputer power from the Open Telekom Cloud ...