Primeur weekly 2017-02-13

Focus

Funding agencies and academia need to rethink reward structure for computational tool developers to tackle big scientific challenges ...

OpenAire to support more technical e-Infrastructures with Open Research Data guidelines, publication and training ...

Exascale supercomputing

ISC High Performance keynote forecasts future role of HPC in weather and climage prediction ...

Crowd computing

Towards equal access to digital coins ...

Quantum computing

Large groups of photons on demand - an equivalent of photonic 'integrated circuit' ...

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats ...

Sorting machine for atoms ...

Focus on Europe

HPC-Europa3 provides access to European HPC systems ...

Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University is first university to introduce computational computer code for Airbus ...

Middleware

Introducing Hazelcast Jet: a new lightweight, distributed data processing engine ...

Bright Computing announces strategic alliance with Curtiss-Wright ...

Hardware

NVIDIA powers new class of supercomputing workstations with breakthrough capabilities for design and engineering ...

Van Andel research institute optimises HPC pipeline to drive research discoveries and new drug therapies with end-to-end DDN solution ...

CoolIT Systems issued U.S. patent for modular heat-transfer solutions ...

ORNL researchers break data transfer efficiency record ...

Cray reports 2016 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Supermicro deploys 30,000+ MicroBlade servers to enable one of the world's highest Efficiency (1.06 PUE) data centres ...

Mellanox ships more than 100,000 cables for next generation 100 Gb/s networks ...

UMass Amherst boosts deep learning research with powerful new GPU cluster ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory enhances data integrity and accessibility with Active Archive Solutions ...

Applications

ANSYS spurs pervasive engineering simulation with release 18 ...

Computing sciences students: Get your team together for the SC17 Student Cluster Competition in Denver ...

Latest Allinea update advances code optimization across platforms ...

Con Edison selects C3 IoT for Big Data and predictive analytics platform and applications ...

New algorithms may revolutionize drug discoveries - and our understanding of life ...

When data's deep, dark places need to be illuminated ...

Computer trained to predict which AML patients will go into remission and which will relapse ...

The Cloud

Cycle Computing collaborates with ANSYS on its Enterprise Cloud HPC offering ...

IBM launches "Digital - Nation Africa" and invests $70 million to bring digital skills to Africa with free, Watson-powered skills platform for 25 million people ...

Features

2016-10-13 Amsterdam During the 4th National eScience Symposium, held in Amsterdam ArenA last October,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk with Fernando Pérez from the University of California. Fernando Pérez originally is a physicist by training but he has spent most of his career building computational tools after his PhD. He has worked in the fields of applied mathematics and neuroscience. In the last few years he has been part of a team building an institute for data science at the University of California at Berkeley where he has an appointment. He recently moved to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he is now part of the Data Science and Technology Department. There he is now conducting his research. Read further...

Focus

2016-09-30 Krakow

OpenAire to support more technical e-Infrastructures with Open Research Data guidelines, publication and training

Focus At the occasion of the Digital Infrastructures for Research Conference, held in Krakow, Poland in the Fall of 2016,Primeur Magazinewas able to speak with Natalia Manola from the OpenAire project and infrastructure, which was one of the organizing parties of the Krakow conference. OpenAire is an EU project. This initiative started in 2009 to implement the Open Access Pilot of the European Commission. Gradually, it has moved to implementing the Open Access Publication Horizon 2020 Pilot. OpenAire is involved in the processes of implementing the Open Research Data Pilot as well. Read further...

2017-02-07 Casalecchio di Reno, Amsterdam

HPC-Europa3 provides access to European HPC systems

Focus on EuropeThe European Commission has granted a proposal for the European project HPC-Europa3, an extension of HPC-Europa and HPC-Europa2. This programme provides transnational access for researchers to advanced high-performance computing (HPC) systems available in Europe. Other objectives of HPC-Europa3 are to facilitate new scientific collaborations, and to increase awareness of the benefits in the use of HPC towards SMEs. As national HPC centre, SURFsara is one of the partners in the project. Read further...

Video news

2016-09-05 ClusterVision specializes in cluster design and cluster management using Trinity

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Samira Mellenbergh, EMEA Account Manager at ClusterVision. As a system integrator ClusterVision helps design the architecture of HPC clusters into implementation and deployment.

2016-08-21 Sunway TaihuLight's strengths and weaknesses highlighted by Jack Dongarra

At the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Jack Dongarra, Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, who is one of the authors of the TOP500 list.

2016-08-15 NVIDIA's Tesla P100 GPU to fit into every GPU-enabled server

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Marc Hamilton, Vice President of NVIDIA. Marc Hamilton highlighted the keynote talk of Andrew Ng from Baidu, who explained how high performance computing is being used by Baidu in deep learning and artificial intelligence, and how important it is to have strong scaling in the processor and how hard it is to reach this.

2016-08-15 OpenHPC sets out as vibrant community curating cohesive open source software stack for HPC

After the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Robert Wisniewski from Intel, who is chairing the OpenHPC initiative. OpenHPC is an open source, open community initiative to be able to produce a cohesive and comprehensive system software stack that will run a cluster or a supercomputer.

2016-07-13 Moore's Law is all about economics but there are alternative technologies on the way

On June 22, 2016 at the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, John Shalf from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory chaired a session titled "Scaling Beyond the End of Moore's Law". The session consisted of an introduction, three presentations and a panel discussion.

2016-07-11 D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Bo Ewald, President of D-Wave International. Bo Ewald helped the company focus on customers, applications and software tools.

News flashes

News flashes 2017-02-17

IBM releases IBM Power HPC Stack V1.1

ApplicationsIBM Power HPC Stack V1.1 delivers a complete high-performance computing software stack that enables system provisioning and management, and workload management. Power HPC Stack is built on the foundation of IBM's long-term partnerships with the top supercomputing centers around the world. It is available at a scale from 5 - 64 nodes to meet HPC and high-performance data analytics needs. These configurable systems offer innovative compute, storage, networking, and management hardware from IBM and key IBM technology partners, along with system software technologies to meet performance specifications that are influenced by requirements of the top HPC supercomputing centres. Read further...

HTCondor Week 2017 in May

Industry newsThe HTCondor Week is an annual event that gives collaborators and users of HTCondor the chance to exchange ideas and experiences, to learn about the latest research, to experience live demos, and to influence our short and long term research and development directions. HTCondor Week 2017 will take place May 2-5, 2017. HTCondor is a high throughput computing middleware for pleasantly parallel HPC jobs. Read further...

Call for research projects in synergy with the two FET Flagships, the Graphene Flagship and the Human Brain Project

Focus on EuropeThe FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2017 supports research projects in synergy with the two FET Flagships, the Graphene Flagship and the Human Brain Project. It is designed to expand the current Flagships with new research contributing to the Flagship objectives in selected areas. For the Human Brain project the call topics include Integration of simulation tools, neuromorphic computing and robotics with brain and behavioural studies for developing next-generation brain-computer interfaces; and Text mining of cellular, synaptic, connectomic or functional properties of the brain. For the Graphene project: Novel device concepts based on GRMs for quantum communication, and Beyond CMOS switches and new computing paradigms based on GRMs. Read further...

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 2017-02-13

Focus

Funding agencies and academia need to rethink reward structure for computational tool developers to tackle big scientific challenges ...

OpenAire to support more technical e-Infrastructures with Open Research Data guidelines, publication and training ...

Exascale supercomputing

ISC High Performance keynote forecasts future role of HPC in weather and climage prediction ...

Crowd computing

Towards equal access to digital coins ...

Quantum computing

Large groups of photons on demand - an equivalent of photonic 'integrated circuit' ...

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats ...

Sorting machine for atoms ...

Focus on Europe

HPC-Europa3 provides access to European HPC systems ...

Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University is first university to introduce computational computer code for Airbus ...

Middleware

Introducing Hazelcast Jet: a new lightweight, distributed data processing engine ...

Bright Computing announces strategic alliance with Curtiss-Wright ...

Hardware

NVIDIA powers new class of supercomputing workstations with breakthrough capabilities for design and engineering ...

Van Andel research institute optimises HPC pipeline to drive research discoveries and new drug therapies with end-to-end DDN solution ...

CoolIT Systems issued U.S. patent for modular heat-transfer solutions ...

ORNL researchers break data transfer efficiency record ...

Cray reports 2016 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Supermicro deploys 30,000+ MicroBlade servers to enable one of the world's highest Efficiency (1.06 PUE) data centres ...

Mellanox ships more than 100,000 cables for next generation 100 Gb/s networks ...

UMass Amherst boosts deep learning research with powerful new GPU cluster ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory enhances data integrity and accessibility with Active Archive Solutions ...

Applications

ANSYS spurs pervasive engineering simulation with release 18 ...

Computing sciences students: Get your team together for the SC17 Student Cluster Competition in Denver ...

Latest Allinea update advances code optimization across platforms ...

Con Edison selects C3 IoT for Big Data and predictive analytics platform and applications ...

New algorithms may revolutionize drug discoveries - and our understanding of life ...

When data's deep, dark places need to be illuminated ...

Computer trained to predict which AML patients will go into remission and which will relapse ...

The Cloud

Cycle Computing collaborates with ANSYS on its Enterprise Cloud HPC offering ...

IBM launches "Digital - Nation Africa" and invests $70 million to bring digital skills to Africa with free, Watson-powered skills platform for 25 million people ...