Primeur weekly 2015-03-02

Focus

2014 Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Satoshi Matsuoka and Thomas Sterling - Part II

Mont Blanc vision complements On the Road to Exascale interview

Special

ASCETiC project to reduce energy consumption of Cloud platforms

The Cloud

ISC Cloud & Big Data is now open for research paper submission

EuroFlash

Stalprodukt S.A. selects Cray XC30 supercomputer for modelling steel designs

Bright Cluster Manager now supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Asetek announces global OEM purchase agreement with Fujitsu

ADVA Optical Networking to demonstrate virtualization in radio access backhaul networks at Mobile World Congress

TDC deploys Oscilloquartz synchronization technology in National Danish Network

Queen's researchers in bid to develop world's fastest supercomputers

Supermicro expands embedded computing solutions with new wireless IoT gateway at Embedded World, Nürnberg

Ensuring security for networks of the future

USFlash

Cirrascale announces rackmount multi-device peering platform for highly parallel applications

Penguin Computing announces Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop

Adaptive Computing appoints Marty Smuin as CEO

Innovative AMD FirePro server GPU supports intense compute workloads on HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers

Mellanox ConnectX-4 100Gb/s Interconnect adapter delivers record performance results

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling

Fujitsu M10 UNIX server achieves world-record performance once again on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark with 20% less CPU resources

Fujitsu develops column-oriented data-processing engine enabling fast, high-volume data analysis in database systems

AMD discloses architecture details of high-performance, energy-efficient "Carrizo" System-on-Chip

Undergraduate OSC researcher heading to UK

IBM and Juniper Networks partner to build smarter networks with predictive analytics

MySQL Cluster 7.4 now generally available

Intersect360 Research releases predictions for HPC in 2015

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2015-03-02 London

ASCETiC project to reduce energy consumption of Cloud platforms

At the Cloud Plugfest December 2014 in London,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Django Armstrong from the University of Leeds and working on the ASCETiC project. ASCETiC is a European Union-funded STREP project with nine partners involved, which is interested in energy efficiency. Read further...

2015-03-02 Leipzig

2014 Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Satoshi Matsuoka and Thomas Sterling - Part II

For the fifth year we interviewed Satoshi Matsuoka and Thomas Sterling on how far we are on the Road to Exascale. Five years ago we thought we would be half way by now. Even last year there was a lot of optimism. Today, more and more it seems likely the date when we will reach exascale will slip by a number of years. Exascale computing is not only about processing, it needs big data, really big data. To get all the data in and out of the system requires new ways of memory are being developed. What will be the winner is not yet clear, but interesting trends are emerging. The dominant computer architecture paradigm with a central processing unit where data moves in and out, is not very suitable for exascale or knowledge processing. Hence new architectures with new associated run time systems are needed. There is also excitement about low energy HPC using for instance ARM processors. Concentrating on low energy alone is missing the important point of ARM: that it is an open extensible architecture. The ultimate use of exascale systems is for knowledge processing, what could lead to a real artificial intelligence. Would such an intelligence pass the Turing test? Of course not, it would laugh at something as human as a Turing test. These are the main topics discussed by Satoshi Matsuoka and Thomas Sterling in this interview, conducted at the ISC14 conference. Read further...

2015-03-02 Barcelona

Mont Blanc vision complements On the Road to Exascale interview

We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the Mont-Blanc project vision in order to complement the comments made in the interesting interview with the leading HPC experts Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka in Primeur Weekly Magazine last week ( 2014 Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Satoshi Matsuoka and Thomas Sterling - Part I ). The Mont-Blanc project indeed advocates for the use of ARM IP blocks in future Exascale-class supercomputers, and as detailed in project related publications such as our SC'13 paper, we quickly reached the conclusion that ARM processors are not intrinsically more energy-efficient than their Intel and AMD counterparts. In this sense we agree with the comments made in the interview. Read further...

2015-02-27 Sendai, Kawasaki

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling

International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have jointly developed a high-resolution tsunami model, able to run on a supercomputer, and based on Tohoku University's existing TUNAMI-N2 simulation model, which is in widespread use internationally. For this project, IRIDeS prepared the model to perform high-resolution calculations, and Fujitsu Laboratories implemented methods for high-efficiency parallelization. Read further...

Primeur Video news

2014-10-20 Supercomputing Centre in Stuttgart to focus on Cloudification - Interview Michael Resch

Interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Resch, Director of the High Performance Computing Center, HLRS, in Stuttgart, who shared some of his experiences with Cloud and Supercomputing at HLRS. At ISC Cloud '14 in Heidelberg. See the complete text in the Primeur article http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-11-14-86.html

2014-10-20 Cash flow calculations using HPC Monte Carlo simulations

At ISC Big Data'14 in Heidelberg,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Kurt Stockinger from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) on the analysis of huge amounts of financial data on a massive scale. Read the complete text of the interview in the Primeur article http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-11-14-87.html

2014-10-09 Presentation about the Fortissimo HPC Cloud project by Guy Lonsdale at ISC Cloud

Presentation: Supporting Engineering & Manufacturing SMEs through the Fortissimo HPC Cloud. Guy Lonsdale, scapos, at ISC Cloud 14 in Heidelberg

2014-10-09 Vendor Panel at ISC Cloud 14 in Heidelberg

Vendor panel at ISC Cloud 14 conference in Heidelberg. Chaired by Michael Feldman

2014-10-09 Presentation Building a Network Observatory Simon Thompson, British Telecom at ISC Big Data

Presentation Building a Network Observatory – Exploiting Big Data at British Telecom by Simon Thompson, British Telecom at ISC Big Data 14 in Heidelberg

2014-10-09 Presentation Big Data Analytics of Financial Data on a Massive Scale Kurt Stockinger

Big Data Analytics of Financial Data on a Massive Scale Kurt Stockinger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) at ISC Big Data '14

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Primeur weekly 2015-03-02

Focus

2014 Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Satoshi Matsuoka and Thomas Sterling - Part II

Mont Blanc vision complements On the Road to Exascale interview

Special

ASCETiC project to reduce energy consumption of Cloud platforms

The Cloud

ISC Cloud & Big Data is now open for research paper submission

EuroFlash

Stalprodukt S.A. selects Cray XC30 supercomputer for modelling steel designs

Bright Cluster Manager now supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Asetek announces global OEM purchase agreement with Fujitsu

ADVA Optical Networking to demonstrate virtualization in radio access backhaul networks at Mobile World Congress

TDC deploys Oscilloquartz synchronization technology in National Danish Network

Queen's researchers in bid to develop world's fastest supercomputers

Supermicro expands embedded computing solutions with new wireless IoT gateway at Embedded World, Nürnberg

Ensuring security for networks of the future

USFlash

Cirrascale announces rackmount multi-device peering platform for highly parallel applications

Penguin Computing announces Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop

Adaptive Computing appoints Marty Smuin as CEO

Innovative AMD FirePro server GPU supports intense compute workloads on HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers

Mellanox ConnectX-4 100Gb/s Interconnect adapter delivers record performance results

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling

Fujitsu M10 UNIX server achieves world-record performance once again on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark with 20% less CPU resources

Fujitsu develops column-oriented data-processing engine enabling fast, high-volume data analysis in database systems

AMD discloses architecture details of high-performance, energy-efficient "Carrizo" System-on-Chip

Undergraduate OSC researcher heading to UK

IBM and Juniper Networks partner to build smarter networks with predictive analytics

MySQL Cluster 7.4 now generally available

Intersect360 Research releases predictions for HPC in 2015