Primeur weekly 2015-06-29

Special

The Exascale Challenge and its Impact on All of Us - Interview Erwin Laure director PDC ...

Desktop Grids

Distributed technique for power 'scheduling' advances smart grid concept ...

The Cloud

IBM and Box forge global partnership to transform work in the Cloud ...

IBM brings one of the world's largest networks of more than a billion law enforcement shareable documents to the Cloud ...

Oracle extends world's most comprehensive enterprise Cloud portfolio ...

IBM delivers Docker based container services for enterprise Cloud application developers ...

New Oracle data centre in Brazil equips Latin American companies to transform their business with Oracle Cloud ...

IBM Studio - Groningen to create data-driven digital experiences for clients ...

Partners rapidly pivot to the Cloud with Oracle ...

EuroFlash

Bright Computing welcomes Clemens Engler as Director, Business Development, EMEA ...

Altair announces keynote presentations for the 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris ...

EXASOL becomes the first MPP analytic database available in Microsoft Azure ...

22 million euro for supercomputer in Aachen ...

EARTHSERVER: Big Earth Data at your fingertips becomes a reality ...

New light in terahertz window ...

Comsol Multiphysics GmbH supports this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt as Bronze Sponsor ...

Altair announces PBS Professional 13.0 general availability ...

USFlash

Dell delivers high-performance computing to all organisations with new PowerEdge C-series platform ...

New NASA supercomputer model shows planet making waves in nearby debris disk ...

NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs ...

Western Australia's Public Transport Authority enhances public safety with integrated video surveillance system powered by DDN ...

Supermicro announces Open Source solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ceph and OpenStack at Red Hat Summit ...

Dell Software furthers all-data approach to information management with updates to Toad family of database solutions ...

IBM and Bon Appétit serve up Chef Watson for all ...

Caterpillar expands relationship with NCSA for hosting realistic simulations ...

IBM storage named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances ...

Features

2015-06-29 Riga At the Baltic HPC and Cloud Conference in Riga, Latvia, held on June 4, 2015,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Erwin Laure, Professor in Computer Science and Director of PDC at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden about the Exascale challenge. At the conference, the latest developments in HPC in the Baltic area were discussed. Sweden as a neighbouring country of the Baltic region is highly interested in these developments. Read further...

Special

2015-06-22 Aachen

22 million euro for supercomputer in Aachen

EuroFlashThe Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and States has spoken in favour of funding a supercomputer at RWTH Aachen. The University is to receive almost 22 million euro for the installation of a supercomputer for the Cluster Aix-la-Chapelle, Claix for short. Read further...

2015-06-23 Nuremberg

EXASOL becomes the first MPP analytic database available in Microsoft Azure

EuroFlashEXASOL's high performance in-memory analytic database is now available in Microsoft Azure, facilitating greater access to fast, flexible and cost-effective data analytics to help businesses secure actionable data insights that drive profit. Companies can now get started with analytics within a few minutes to accelerate BI and reporting projects at the touch of a button and at a price that matches their budgets. Read further...

2015-06-24 Bremen

EARTHSERVER: Big Earth Data at your fingertips becomes a reality

EuroFlashPushing the boundaries of Big Earth Data processing, the EARTHSERVER project allows researchers access and analyse multi-dimensional data from a wide range of sources. The earth sciences, like geology, oceanography and astronomy, generate vast quantities of Big Data. Yet, without the right tools scientists either drown in this sea of Big Earth Data or it sits in an archive, barely used. The vision of the EARTHSERVER project is to offer researchers 'Big Earth Data at your fingertips' so that they can access and manipulate enormous data sets with just a few mouseclicks. Read further...

Video news

2015-06-30 The Exascale Challenge and its Impact on All of Us - Interview Erwin Laure director PDC

At the Baltic HPC and Cloud Conference in Riga, Latvia, held on June 4, 2015,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Erwin Laure, Professor in Computer Science and Director of PDC at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden about the Exascale challenge. At the conference, the latest developments in HPC in the Baltic area were discussed. Sweden as a neighbouring country of the Baltic region is highly interested in these developments.

2015-06-29 The Exascale Challenge and its Impact on All of Us - Erwin Laure

Presentation at Baltic Cloud and HPC conference.

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,

News flashes

News flashes 2015-07-03

From Colossus to Quantum computing

HardwareThe Atlantic describes the current state of Quantum Computing (Through US glasses). Engineers at IBM and Google are close to the creation of a quantum computer. Also D-Wave is mentioned. The Atlantic starts from Collosus the first US electronic computer. Read further...

HPC on Azure for engineering applications

ApplicationsHPC, or Big Compute as Microsoft calls it, on Azure. Felipe Ayora describes some experiences in the Azure blog. He is using examples from Schlumberger, and their high-resolution reservoir simulator, INTERSECT, running on Azure. Does it scale? "Parallel applications like INTERSECT can scale favorably to thousands of cores, on a true HPC platform that is available on demand, and one which offers the scalability required", says Ayora, "One of the concerns that both Schlumberger and we had was the time it would take to upload the simulation data (anywhere from 1 GB to 100 GB) and download the results data (20GB to 300GB), to and from the cloud. " Read further...

Washington Post asks: Watson’s next feat? Taking on cancer

ApplicationsWatson is well know for its cooking recipes. It’s even published its own cookbook, with 231 pages of what the company calls “recipes for innovation.”, says the Washington Post in a long article on Watson. "But these feats were essentially gimmicks", it continues. But now Watson to be a cancer specialist. The Post interviews Lynda Chin, a physician-scientist and associate vice chancellor for the University of Texas system who is overseeing the Watson project at MD Anderson Cancer Center on her experiences with Watson. She is positive thus far. As is Guillermo Garcia-Manero, a senior MD Anderson leukemia specialist who sometimes disagrees with Watson’s recommendations. “They keep telling me it will not replace me,” Garcia-Manero said to the Post. “But I am pretty sure it will replace me”. After reading the article, however, one does not no whether Watson as cancer specialist will not turn out to be a gimmick too. It is a pretty impressive search engine though. Read further...

Challenge the challenge - getting involved in the HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Challenge

ApplicationsLuna Backes blogs at the ISC 2015 website about how she came involved in the in the 4th HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Challenge (SCC) to be held this July in Frankfurt. She participates in a team that did egt help from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Mont-Blanc project. Mont-Blanc is an EU-funded project that investigates the possibility of using mobile technology for high performance computing (HPC). Using ARM based hardware is a challenge according to Backes. Read further...

EUDAT newsletter with call for data collaboration pilots

ApplicationsEUDAT that provides Big Data services for eScience in Europe, published the June issue of its Newsletter. It includes a call for Data Pilots. Call is open for pan-European or multi-national research communities or research infrastructures. EUDAT invites them to test, integrate and/or further develop, in close collaboration with the EUDAT consortium, one or multiple components of the EUDAT service suite through concrete data collaboration pilots. 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 2015-06-29

Special

The Exascale Challenge and its Impact on All of Us - Interview Erwin Laure director PDC ...

Desktop Grids

Distributed technique for power 'scheduling' advances smart grid concept ...

The Cloud

IBM and Box forge global partnership to transform work in the Cloud ...

IBM brings one of the world's largest networks of more than a billion law enforcement shareable documents to the Cloud ...

Oracle extends world's most comprehensive enterprise Cloud portfolio ...

IBM delivers Docker based container services for enterprise Cloud application developers ...

New Oracle data centre in Brazil equips Latin American companies to transform their business with Oracle Cloud ...

IBM Studio - Groningen to create data-driven digital experiences for clients ...

Partners rapidly pivot to the Cloud with Oracle ...

EuroFlash

Bright Computing welcomes Clemens Engler as Director, Business Development, EMEA ...

Altair announces keynote presentations for the 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris ...

EXASOL becomes the first MPP analytic database available in Microsoft Azure ...

22 million euro for supercomputer in Aachen ...

EARTHSERVER: Big Earth Data at your fingertips becomes a reality ...

New light in terahertz window ...

Comsol Multiphysics GmbH supports this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt as Bronze Sponsor ...

Altair announces PBS Professional 13.0 general availability ...

USFlash

Dell delivers high-performance computing to all organisations with new PowerEdge C-series platform ...

New NASA supercomputer model shows planet making waves in nearby debris disk ...

NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs ...

Western Australia's Public Transport Authority enhances public safety with integrated video surveillance system powered by DDN ...

Supermicro announces Open Source solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ceph and OpenStack at Red Hat Summit ...

Dell Software furthers all-data approach to information management with updates to Toad family of database solutions ...

IBM and Bon Appétit serve up Chef Watson for all ...

Caterpillar expands relationship with NCSA for hosting realistic simulations ...

IBM storage named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances ...