Primeur weekly 2020-06-02

Exascale supercomputing

Aurora workshop helps researchers ramp up preparations for exascale computing ...

Quantum computing

Pawsey and Quantum Brilliance join forces to advance Australian Quantum Computing ...

A stitch in time: How a quantum physicist invented new code from old tricks ...

Argonne receives two awards from DARPA for quantum information science ...

Focus on Europe

EuroCC and CASTIEL will build European Network of HPC Expertise ...

UK and Switzerland's top supercomputers join COVID-19 HPC Consortium ...

The Power of Language - Lecture by the inventor of Julia programming language ...

Middleware

San Diego Supercomputer Center leverages Bright Cluster Manager in new Expanse supercomputer ...

Hardware

Sandia to receive Fujitsu 'green' processor ...

The concept of creating brain-on-chip revealed ...

Nautilus Data Technologies closes a $100 million capital partnership with Orion Energy Partners ...

CyrusOne deploys liquid to chip cooling solution ...

SiPearl chooses Germany to open its first international operational subsidiary ...

Applications

Novel insight reveals topological tangle in unexpected corner of the universe ...

Largest collection of 3D supernova simulations leads to new insights on explosion dynamics ...

An advanced software tool for enhancing the design of cleaner aero-engines ...

Three Chinese universities joined the multi-national The Good Hope Net project to combat coronavirus ...

Penn State's supercomputer takes on COVID-19 - and its aftermath ...

Pawsey expertise accelerated genome assembly for early COVID-19 detection ...

Fighting COVID-19 with knowledge graphs ...

Supercomputers reveal true strengths of some zirconia ceramics ...

System designed to improve database performance for health care, IoT ...

SwRI awarded $1,9 million contract to develop treatment for COVID-19 in collaboration with DOD ...

AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund to deliver supercomputing clusters to researchers combatting COVID-19 ...

NASA supercomputers power COVID-19 research ...

The doorway into COVID-19: TACC supercomputers Stampede2, Lonestar5 help UTEP researchers shed light on critical proteins ...

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at "deadliest possible" angle ...

SARS coronavirus one and two shared resemblance conceals very different behavioural patterns ...

Supercomputing drug screening for deadly heart arrhythmias ...

Drug discovery researchers from El Paso to Galveston join forces to find new therapeutics to combat the pandemic ...

Features

2020-06-02 Warsaw The inventor of Julia programming language, Prof. Alan Edelman will give a lecture at Virtual ICM Seminars in Computer and Computatioanl Science on June 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM CEST. Read further...

Focus on Europe

2020-05-26 Maisons-Laffitte

SiPearl chooses Germany to open its first international operational subsidiary

HardwareSiPearl, the designer of the microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, is opening its first international subsidiary in Duisburg, in the Ruhr region, in order to build closer connections with its German partners and future clients. Currently a dedicated R&D centre, SiPearl GmbH will also become a regional hub providing support for connected mobility and high performance computing applications. Frank Gorris, who was previously in charge of digital design for several 3G to 5G system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Intel, will be appointed to head it up in June, supported by a team of highly experienced engineers. Read further...

2020-05-28 Lugano

UK and Switzerland's top supercomputers join COVID-19 HPC Consortium

Focus on EuropeFollowing the commitment from G7 Science and Technology Ministers to harness high performance computing resources for COVID-19 research, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is joining the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which calls on government, industry, and academia to volunteer free compute time and resources on their world-class machines for COVID-19 research. Read further...

2020-05-27 Stuttgart

EuroCC and CASTIEL will build European Network of HPC Expertise

Focus on EuropeThe launch of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking in 2018 marked the start of a new, Europe-wide approach to high-performance computing (HPC). By facilitating closer coordination at the level of infrastructure and resource allocation (PRACE), technology development (European Processor Initiative), and the development of advanced software (Centres of Excellence for HPC Applications), EuroHPC set out to build a sustainable and globally competitive European HPC ecosystem. Read further...

2020-06-01 San Diego

Fighting COVID-19 with knowledge graphs

ApplicationsThe Convergence Accelerator Office in the Office of Integrative Activities at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) funding to organize COVID-19 information into a transdisciplinary knowledge network that integrates health, pathogen, and environmental data to better track cases to improve analysis and forecasting across the greater San Diego region. 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

News flashes 2020-05-29

Deadline tender EuroHPC petascale system at MACC in Portugal extended

Focus on EuropeThe deadline for the tender for the 20 million euro EuroHPC petascale system at Minho Advanced Computing Centre (MACC) in Portugal has been extended to June 18 2020. Read further...

Background

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Primeur weekly 2020-06-02

Exascale supercomputing

Aurora workshop helps researchers ramp up preparations for exascale computing ...

Quantum computing

Pawsey and Quantum Brilliance join forces to advance Australian Quantum Computing ...

A stitch in time: How a quantum physicist invented new code from old tricks ...

Argonne receives two awards from DARPA for quantum information science ...

Focus on Europe

EuroCC and CASTIEL will build European Network of HPC Expertise ...

UK and Switzerland's top supercomputers join COVID-19 HPC Consortium ...

The Power of Language - Lecture by the inventor of Julia programming language ...

Middleware

San Diego Supercomputer Center leverages Bright Cluster Manager in new Expanse supercomputer ...

Hardware

Sandia to receive Fujitsu 'green' processor ...

The concept of creating brain-on-chip revealed ...

Nautilus Data Technologies closes a $100 million capital partnership with Orion Energy Partners ...

CyrusOne deploys liquid to chip cooling solution ...

SiPearl chooses Germany to open its first international operational subsidiary ...

Applications

Novel insight reveals topological tangle in unexpected corner of the universe ...

Largest collection of 3D supernova simulations leads to new insights on explosion dynamics ...

An advanced software tool for enhancing the design of cleaner aero-engines ...

Three Chinese universities joined the multi-national The Good Hope Net project to combat coronavirus ...

Penn State's supercomputer takes on COVID-19 - and its aftermath ...

Pawsey expertise accelerated genome assembly for early COVID-19 detection ...

Fighting COVID-19 with knowledge graphs ...

Supercomputers reveal true strengths of some zirconia ceramics ...

System designed to improve database performance for health care, IoT ...

SwRI awarded $1,9 million contract to develop treatment for COVID-19 in collaboration with DOD ...

AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund to deliver supercomputing clusters to researchers combatting COVID-19 ...

NASA supercomputers power COVID-19 research ...

The doorway into COVID-19: TACC supercomputers Stampede2, Lonestar5 help UTEP researchers shed light on critical proteins ...

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at "deadliest possible" angle ...

SARS coronavirus one and two shared resemblance conceals very different behavioural patterns ...

Supercomputing drug screening for deadly heart arrhythmias ...

Drug discovery researchers from El Paso to Galveston join forces to find new therapeutics to combat the pandemic ...