Primeur weekly 2020-10-19

Focus

Pre-exascale EuroHPC systems explained at EWPC Workshop: Leonardo at 248 Petaflop/s LINPACK ...

German HPC experts present Nationales Hochleistungsrechnen programme, HAWK and HoreKa systems, and Bavarian HPC roadmap at HPC Status Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

CINECA to build world's fastest AI computer with NVIDIA and Atos ...

Contract for Leonardo pre-exascale 248 Petaflop/s EuroHPC supercomputer signed ...

15,2 PetaFlop/s EuroHPC supercomputer in Ostrava at IT4Innovations to be delivered by HPE ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu commences joint research with world-leading institutions for innovations in quantum computing ...

Quantum physics: Physicists successfully carry out controlled transport of stored light ...

Fellow at Sandia Labs appointed to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee ...

Bringing a power tool from math into quantum computing ...

Researchers discover a uniquely quantum effect in erasing information ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports university team deFAUlt in SC20 Student Cluster Competition ...

Hardware

Boston to launch DDN as their new partner ...

DDN A3I with NVIDIA DGX supporting Brookhaven Lab's Advanced Computing expansion ...

DDN EXAScaler delivers world records in STAC-M3 Benchmark ...

Growing compute capabilities expand new collaborations within Brookhaven Lab and beyond ...

Multi-state data storage leaving binary behind ...

Quobyte enables storage for generation scale-out with latest version of its Data Center File System ...

Pre-registration opens for 2020 Flash Memory Summit ...

Research and Markets to present report on Microprocessor and GPU Market by Architecture, Functionality, GPU Type, Deployment, Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2025 ...

Bulk Data Centers expands Norwegian N01 data centre campus ...

Applications can now operate at maximum performance without fear of data loss or corruption with the release of Pavilion's data resiliency and availability suite ...

Research and Markets to provide report on Photonic Integrated Circuits Market - Global Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2020 To 2028 ...

HLRS receives "Blue Angel" certification ...

Applications

Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors ...

Penn engineers create helical topological exciton-polaritons ...

Researchers examining computational & biological approach to flow diversion ...

A new ultrafast control scheme of ferromagnet for energy-efficient data storage ...

CSG joins Innovation Corridor to help proliferate the global development of smart cities ...

Showa Denko Materials' low transmission loss printed wiring board material "MCL-LW-900G/910G" adopted for the printed wiring boards of the world's no. 1 supercomputer, Fugaku ...

ESI Group won the COVID-19 Prize of "L'Usine Digitale Simulation and AI Awards" ...

The Cloud

Research and Markets to publish report on Worldwide Industry for Infrastructure as a Service to 2025 - by Deployment Type, Solution, End-user, Vertical and Region ...

Features

2020-10-19 Almere The European HPC Infrastructure Workshop EWHPC took place earlier this month. It was focused around the three pre-exascale systems that are currently procured by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) together with hosting entities. Pre-exascale systems are systems that achieve 200 Petaflop/s or more performance LINPACK performance. The latter is used as yard stick in the benchmark for the TOP500 list of world's fastest supercomputers. So these are systems that would be in the top three of today's TOP500. Read further...

Focus

2020-10-15 Bologna

Contract for Leonardo pre-exascale 248 Petaflop/s EuroHPC supercomputer signed

Exascale supercomputingThe European supercomputer Leonardo, which will be managed by CINECA and will be installed in 2021 at the Tecnopolo in Bologna, will be based on Atos BullSequana XH2000 technology, and will be equipped with approximately 14.000 GPU accelerated processors from NVIDIA. It will have an aggregate HPL LINPACK performance of 248 Petaflop/s and a storage capacity of over 100 petabytes. This is about 10 times the computing power of CINECA's Marconi100 system, currently in ninth place in the world ranking of TOP500 supercomputing systems. Today, this would be the second fastest supercomputer in the world, after the Fugaku. The system is committed to appear in the TOP500 in November 2021. Read further...

2020-10-19 Almere

German HPC experts present Nationales Hochleistungsrechnen programme, HAWK and HoreKa systems, and Bavarian HPC roadmap at HPC Status Conference

Focus From its virtual 4m below sealevel studio in downtown AlmerePrimeur Magazinereported from the German 10thHPC Status Conference that was held online on 1 October 2020. Normally, this is the place for people in Germany to meet and discuss high-performance computing. We focused on a few conference highlights. Read further...

Video news

2020-08-17 Bastian Koller explains three EuroHPC projects to support collaboration at national & European level

2020-08-07 EPCC led EIDF will train 100.000 citizens in Edinburgh - International Data Facility powered by HPE

2020-08-06 HPC markets show temporary negative COVID-19 ripple effect but be back on track after crisis fades

2020-07-20 Alexandre Bonvin - HADDOCK enables Life Science researchers to do complex simulations for COVID-19

2020-07-13 A summary of Kristel Michielsen's presentation on Quantum Computing & Modular Supercomputing

A 5 minute summary of the ecellent talk Kristel Michielsen' gave at the ISC 2020 conference.

2020-06-29 Peter Coveney explains the HPC and Supercomputing support for COVID-19 research in Europe

At the ISC Digital conference session about COVID-19 suppport, Peter Coveney from BioCompuMed and UCL gave an over overview of European HPC and supercomputer support for COVID-19 research, and the collaboration set-up with the USA.

News flashes

News flashes 2020-10-21

LUMI EuroHPC supercomputer contract awarded to HPE Cray, 375 Petaflop/s LINPACK

Focus on EuropeOne of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, LUMI, will start its operations in CSC's data centre in Kajaani, Finland, next year. The peak performance of LUMI is 552 Petaflop/s. The system will be installed by HPE Cray. For comparison, the world's fastest computer, Fugaku in Japan, reaches a peak performance of 513 Petaflop/s. The LINPACK HPL performance is 375 Petaflop/s. When LUMI's operations start next year, it will be one of the world's fastest supercomputers, somewhere amongst the 10 fastest. Read further...

Ivo F. Sbalzarini to present "Computational Developmental Biology" in virtual ICM seminar series

Focus on EuropeThe lecture on scientific computing for systems biology by Ivo F. Sbalzarini is opening the new series of ICM virtual seminars on significant developments and problems in computer and computational science. The Virtual ICM Seminar with prof. Sbalzarini will take place on October 22, 2020 (4 pm CEST) and is open for all. The organizer of the lecture is the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM) at the University of Warsaw. 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 2020-10-19

Focus

Pre-exascale EuroHPC systems explained at EWPC Workshop: Leonardo at 248 Petaflop/s LINPACK ...

German HPC experts present Nationales Hochleistungsrechnen programme, HAWK and HoreKa systems, and Bavarian HPC roadmap at HPC Status Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

CINECA to build world's fastest AI computer with NVIDIA and Atos ...

Contract for Leonardo pre-exascale 248 Petaflop/s EuroHPC supercomputer signed ...

15,2 PetaFlop/s EuroHPC supercomputer in Ostrava at IT4Innovations to be delivered by HPE ...

Quantum computing

Fujitsu commences joint research with world-leading institutions for innovations in quantum computing ...

Quantum physics: Physicists successfully carry out controlled transport of stored light ...

Fellow at Sandia Labs appointed to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee ...

Bringing a power tool from math into quantum computing ...

Researchers discover a uniquely quantum effect in erasing information ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports university team deFAUlt in SC20 Student Cluster Competition ...

Hardware

Boston to launch DDN as their new partner ...

DDN A3I with NVIDIA DGX supporting Brookhaven Lab's Advanced Computing expansion ...

DDN EXAScaler delivers world records in STAC-M3 Benchmark ...

Growing compute capabilities expand new collaborations within Brookhaven Lab and beyond ...

Multi-state data storage leaving binary behind ...

Quobyte enables storage for generation scale-out with latest version of its Data Center File System ...

Pre-registration opens for 2020 Flash Memory Summit ...

Research and Markets to present report on Microprocessor and GPU Market by Architecture, Functionality, GPU Type, Deployment, Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2025 ...

Bulk Data Centers expands Norwegian N01 data centre campus ...

Applications can now operate at maximum performance without fear of data loss or corruption with the release of Pavilion's data resiliency and availability suite ...

Research and Markets to provide report on Photonic Integrated Circuits Market - Global Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2020 To 2028 ...

HLRS receives "Blue Angel" certification ...

Applications

Liquid metals come to the rescue of semiconductors ...

Penn engineers create helical topological exciton-polaritons ...

Researchers examining computational & biological approach to flow diversion ...

A new ultrafast control scheme of ferromagnet for energy-efficient data storage ...

CSG joins Innovation Corridor to help proliferate the global development of smart cities ...

Showa Denko Materials' low transmission loss printed wiring board material "MCL-LW-900G/910G" adopted for the printed wiring boards of the world's no. 1 supercomputer, Fugaku ...

ESI Group won the COVID-19 Prize of "L'Usine Digitale Simulation and AI Awards" ...

The Cloud

Research and Markets to publish report on Worldwide Industry for Infrastructure as a Service to 2025 - by Deployment Type, Solution, End-user, Vertical and Region ...