Primeur weekly 2015-05-26

Exascale supercomputing

House passes two Hultgren bills to promote technological innovation, manufacturing, "exascale" supercomputing

The Cloud

Mellanox collaborates with Supermicro to deliver CloudX-based hyper-converged infrastructure

IBM and United Business Group partner to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in Kuwait

IBM delivers broadest set of OpenStack services

EuroFlash

Transinsight wins German public tender for the National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina for creating a semantic search engine on demographic change

Call for Papers: Women in HPC Workshop for early career researchers in HPC, in collaboration with ISC High Performance 2015

Cardiff researchers join the hunt for 'elusive' gravitational waves

MAGIC is officially approved by European Commission's Horizon2020 Programme

Welsh students recognised for smashing 1,000 mph Supersonic Cymru challenge using supercomputing skills

4th PRACE Implementation Phase project to hold kick-off meeting

Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution

How the brain makes decisions

CoolIT Systems successfully deploys liquid-cooled solution to Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center in partnership with Huawei and Itprojekt

USFlash

Scientists from IBM Research and Australian Universities reveal new insight on the molecular structure of plants

IBM invests in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to advance Watson powered apps in online travel and shopping

University of Central Oklahoma selects Advanced Clustering to build 'Buddy' supercomputer

Parallella is building a supercomputer and you can help

Rescale launches ScaleX Enterprise for turn-key deployment of Cloud HPC and simulation platform

Computing at the speed of light

Application acceleration start-up Bitfusion named Disrupt 2015 Battlefield finalist, closes $1.45 million in seed funding

Cooling the Cloud: Binghamton Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-centre efficiency

HP partners with Tsinghua to create a Chinese technology powerhouse

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2015-05-19 Washington D.C.

House passes two Hultgren bills to promote technological innovation, manufacturing, "exascale" supercomputing

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed without opposition two pieces of legislation introduced by Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14), member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee: H.R. 874, the American Super Computing Leadership Act of 2015 and H.R. 1158, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015. Both bills include language making better use of federal funds and are budget neutral - adding no additional cost to the taxpayer. Read further...

2015-05-19 Kansas City

University of Central Oklahoma selects Advanced Clustering to build 'Buddy' supercomputer

The University of Central Oklahoma's Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC) has selected Advanced Clustering Technologies to build a cluster supercomputer to be named "Buddy" in honour of the university's mascot, Buddy Bronco. The supercomputer project is being funded by a $304,745 research grant CREIC was awarded last year by the National Science Foundation. The "Buddy" supercomputer will support research and education for students, faculty and staff at the university, as well as researchers across the state. Read further...

2015-05-25 Cambridge

Parallella is building a supercomputer and you can help

Thanks to the support at resin.io there is now a containerized application deployment platform for the Parallella board enabling super easy workload scheduling for a fleet of thousands of Parallella computers across the globe with the push of a button. Read further...

2015-05-18 San Francisco

Rescale launches ScaleX Enterprise for turn-key deployment of Cloud HPC and simulation platform

Rescale, an industry expert in computer aided engineering (CAE) simulation and high performance computing (HPC), has made available the innovative Cloud HPC and simulation solution ScaleX Enterprise. Read further...

Primeur Video news

2015-03-10 Interview Joe Baguley, VMWare

VMware's Joe Baguley talks about Cloud legislation, OpenStack, customer's choice, and mobile device management at CloudScape VII.

2015-03-10 Silvana Muscella to look back with satisfaction on a content-rich CloudScape VII event

Interview at Cloudscape VII in Brussels.

2015-03-10 Taking on the Cloud Challenge - panel discussion

Panel Discussion at Cloudscape VII in Brussels, 2015-03-10. Taking on the Cloud Challenge. Chair: Joe Weinman, Author Cloudonomics;

2015-03-09 Rüdiger Dorn to present Microsoft's Trusted Cloud Initiative at CloudScape VII

Interview with Rüdiger Dorn at Cloudscape VII in Brussels,

2015-03-09 Companies can benefit from four generic Cloud strategies to enhance their competitive advantage

Interview with Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics at Cloudscape VII in Brussels

2015-03-09 CloudSigma engages in services built for users to exploit data available in the public Cloud

Interview with CloudSigma CEO Robert Jenkins at Cloudscape VII in Brussels

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...

News flashes 2015-05-27

HardwareAdept exascale energy efficiency project adds video section to website

The Adept project has added a video section to its website. Adept is an European project developing tools and software for energy efficient HPC aimed at eEascale supercomputing. There is a very small intro video and a longer recording of presentations. Read further...

ApplicationsWatson supercomputer digesting TED talks

Business Insider runs a nice story by Jenna Goudreau on "IBM's supercomputer Watson ingested 2,000 TED Talks and can answer your deepest questions" You ask a question and Watson anwsers with an illustrative video fragmnet from a TED talk. Still in betafragment Read further...

ApplicationsEGI publishes a Compendium of e-Infrastructure requirements for the digital ERA

EGI - European Grid and Cloud infrastructure for science, published a document "Compendium of e-Infrastructure requirements for the digital ERA". It is a collection of scientific use cases, including their requirements to inform subsequent engagement and outreach activities.The compendium comprises the following scientific cases: CTA, DARIAH, EMSO, Fusion, Hydro-metereology, Life Science, EISCAT-3D, Structural Biology and High Energy Physics. Read further...

Industry newsSteve Conway, IDC Says Rescale Shows HPC Cloud Computing Is Coming of Age

Steve Conway authors a blog on the company blog of Rescale. About Rescale he says: "The result is a business model and products (ScaleX Enterprise, ScaleX Developer, and ScaleX Pro) that exploit contracts not only with public cloud service providers, but also with private clouds and large HPC centers. Rescale matches customer requirements to the appropriate resource or resources, leveraging ISV partnerships with Ansys, CD-adapco, Dassault Systemes, ESI, MSC.Software, and Siemens PLM, along with popular ISVs in fields including energy, life sciences and weather forecasting, plus open source software such as OpenFoam. Customers decide where their data is stored." Read further...

News flashes 2015-05-26

StartInfographics explaining 1 trillion-fold computing increase in performance over six decades

The website experts-exchange runs a number of insightful visualizations of computing power and storage sizes over 6 decades. It compares a Cray 2 to an iPhone 4. The Tianhe-2 to PlayStations (you need a lot of those). And did you know the Apollo Guidance computer did run at 2 MHz and had 4 Kbyte of memory? Yep not Megabyte or Gigabyte but a few Kbyte is all it did take to get a man on the moon. Read further...

ApplicationsHigh Performance Computing with Python

Sharcnet HPC from Canada published a video tutorial on High Performance Computing with Python. Read further...

ApplicationsISC blog: European Investment In Exascale Technologies

Over at the ISC HPC Lorna Smith is a group manager at EPCC at the University of Edinburgh published a blog about European Investment In Exascale Technologies. She tells about the projects CRESTA, DEEP and Mont-Blanc that started out several years ago. Special attention gets the CRESTA project that took over 11 million Euro of funding and was devoted to Exascale software development. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2015-05-26

Exascale supercomputing

House passes two Hultgren bills to promote technological innovation, manufacturing, "exascale" supercomputing

The Cloud

Mellanox collaborates with Supermicro to deliver CloudX-based hyper-converged infrastructure

IBM and United Business Group partner to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption in Kuwait

IBM delivers broadest set of OpenStack services

EuroFlash

Transinsight wins German public tender for the National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina for creating a semantic search engine on demographic change

Call for Papers: Women in HPC Workshop for early career researchers in HPC, in collaboration with ISC High Performance 2015

Cardiff researchers join the hunt for 'elusive' gravitational waves

MAGIC is officially approved by European Commission's Horizon2020 Programme

Welsh students recognised for smashing 1,000 mph Supersonic Cymru challenge using supercomputing skills

4th PRACE Implementation Phase project to hold kick-off meeting

Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution

How the brain makes decisions

CoolIT Systems successfully deploys liquid-cooled solution to Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center in partnership with Huawei and Itprojekt

USFlash

Scientists from IBM Research and Australian Universities reveal new insight on the molecular structure of plants

IBM invests in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to advance Watson powered apps in online travel and shopping

University of Central Oklahoma selects Advanced Clustering to build 'Buddy' supercomputer

Parallella is building a supercomputer and you can help

Rescale launches ScaleX Enterprise for turn-key deployment of Cloud HPC and simulation platform

Computing at the speed of light

Application acceleration start-up Bitfusion named Disrupt 2015 Battlefield finalist, closes $1.45 million in seed funding

Cooling the Cloud: Binghamton Ph.D. student sets sights on improving data-centre efficiency

HP partners with Tsinghua to create a Chinese technology powerhouse