Primeur weekly 2019-11-11

Focus

EPCC goes beyond HPC by embracing data science ...

ARM processors are capable of doing HPC with more than decent performance ...

Delivering better HPC systems with co-design yields better astrophysics at DiRAC and better science as a whole ...

Rolls-Royce uses HPC simulation and modelling as business driver and innovation ...

Exascale supercomputing

UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment selects Cray Shasta to support security and defence research ...

Deep learning expands study of nuclear waste remediation ...

Previewing the new Frontier of high-performance computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Xavier NX, world's smallest supercomputer for AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computers in Innsbruck support Qiskit as quantum software tool ...

Quantum computing start-up Q-CTRL opens U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles ...

Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected ...

A new quantum data classification protocol brings us nearer to a future 'quantum internet' ...

Hardware

Hazelcast brings industry-leading in-memory speed and scalability to Intel Optane DC persistent memory ...

Sberbank presents Russia's fastest supercomputer ...

Apple Alum & Silicon Valley Luminary Scott Noteboom joins Submer Technologies as CTO ...

Applications

Machine learning algorithms help predict traffic headaches ...

Artificial intelligence driving digital pathology ...

NVIDIA wins new AI inference benchmarks ...

ALCF selects new projects for data science programme ...

High-performance computing key to improving alloys ...

Gordon Bell finalist team tackles transistors with new programming paradigm ...

Clear Intelligence announces participation in 2019 Supercomputing Conference ...

Search for lightweight alloying solutions earns team a Gordon Bell finalist nomination ...

The Cloud

IBM speeds enterprises hybrid Cloud adoption and innovation by extending partnership with VMware ...

Europe's Science Cloud needs solid foundations ...

Features

2019-11-07 Edinburgh At the 75th HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Nick Brown, staff member at EPCC, formerly known as the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, gave a talk about HPC and data science at EPCC. EPCC is a supercomputing centre based at the University of Edinburgh. The University was founded in 1583 and is the fourth oldest in Scotland. It has about 30.000 students. Some of its alumni include Charles Darwin, James Clark Maxwell and Thomas Bayes. EPCC has been around for 30 years and has built itself up as one of the leading centres for high-performance computing in Europe. In the past year, EPCC has moved to the centre of Edinburgh into a strategic and brand spanking new building which is purpose-built. EPCC has a staf of about 120 people across a whole variety of different disciplines and areas of expertise. 80 to 85 percent of EPCC staff is hosted in the new building while 15 to 20 percent is working in the data centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh, where EPCC physically hosts the machines. Read further...

Focus

2019-11-08 Edinburgh

ARM processors are capable of doing HPC with more than decent performance

FocusAt the 75th HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Simon Burbidge, Director of the Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC) at the University of Bristol, talked about ARM processors in the UK Catalyst HPE and Isambard Cray machines. He explained what you can do with ARM processors, whether they work or not, whether they might be useful, and share this with the community at large and encourage people to join up with this, if they want to try some codes on these new machines. Read further...

2019-11-11 Edinburgh

Delivering better HPC systems with co-design yields better astrophysics at DiRAC and better science as a whole

FocusAt the 75th HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Mark Wilkinson, Director of the DiRAC HPC Facility, spoke about the challenges related to creating simulations of the universe. He claimed that co-design of HPC systems is important. It is a good idea and it does work in terms of delivering more scientifically and research productive HPC systems. Mark Wilkinson introduced the various systems hosted within Dirac and showed some of the science that is performed at the facility. Read further...

2019-11-11 Edinburgh

Rolls-Royce uses HPC simulation and modelling as business driver and innovation

FocusAt the 75th HPC User Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland, Leigh Lapworth, Fellow Computational Sciences at Rolls-Royce, a company that is doing business in civil aerospace, defence, and power systems, presented the modelling and simulation activities that Rolls-Royce is deploying with the use of HPC. Their are three main drivers for this business. One is a growing demand for cleaner, safer and more competitive power. The second one is electrification and the third one digitisation. Read further...

2019-11-04 Innsbruck

Quantum computers in Innsbruck support Qiskit as quantum software tool

Quantum computingThe quantum computers in Innsbruck, Austria, by AQT and the University of Innsbruck now support Qiskit, a prominent open-source programming language initially created by IBM and developed by scientist all around the world. Qiskit comes with a wide range of algorithms and applications, which will now be available via the Cloud on the Innsbruck quantum devices. 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

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Primeur weekly 2019-11-11

Focus

EPCC goes beyond HPC by embracing data science ...

ARM processors are capable of doing HPC with more than decent performance ...

Delivering better HPC systems with co-design yields better astrophysics at DiRAC and better science as a whole ...

Rolls-Royce uses HPC simulation and modelling as business driver and innovation ...

Exascale supercomputing

UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment selects Cray Shasta to support security and defence research ...

Deep learning expands study of nuclear waste remediation ...

Previewing the new Frontier of high-performance computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Xavier NX, world's smallest supercomputer for AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Quantum computers in Innsbruck support Qiskit as quantum software tool ...

Quantum computing start-up Q-CTRL opens U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles ...

Ultrafast quantum motion in a nanoscale trap detected ...

A new quantum data classification protocol brings us nearer to a future 'quantum internet' ...

Hardware

Hazelcast brings industry-leading in-memory speed and scalability to Intel Optane DC persistent memory ...

Sberbank presents Russia's fastest supercomputer ...

Apple Alum & Silicon Valley Luminary Scott Noteboom joins Submer Technologies as CTO ...

Applications

Machine learning algorithms help predict traffic headaches ...

Artificial intelligence driving digital pathology ...

NVIDIA wins new AI inference benchmarks ...

ALCF selects new projects for data science programme ...

High-performance computing key to improving alloys ...

Gordon Bell finalist team tackles transistors with new programming paradigm ...

Clear Intelligence announces participation in 2019 Supercomputing Conference ...

Search for lightweight alloying solutions earns team a Gordon Bell finalist nomination ...

The Cloud

IBM speeds enterprises hybrid Cloud adoption and innovation by extending partnership with VMware ...

Europe's Science Cloud needs solid foundations ...