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

2015-03-10 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

News flashes

News flashes 2015-06-29

Intersect360 report - HPC Budget Allocation Map: Industry Averages

BlogIntersect360 Research surveyed the HPC user community to complete its seventh Site Budget Allocation Map, a look at how HPC sites divide and spend their budgets. The report concludes that hardware represents the largest overall budget item, accounting for 45% of the total HPC budget in 2014. Staffing continues to be the second-largest overall expense, accounting for 22% of sites.Software as a share of the overall HPC budget accounts for 13% of that budget. Cloud/Utility/Outsourcingcomputing is still a very small percentage of overall HPC expenditures, with about 3% share. Budgets are expected to increase by 1% or more for 59% of all respondents, and 43% expect budgets to increase by more than 5%. Read further...

Video about Prometheus supercomputer at Cyfronet in Krakow

HardwarePrometheus is a new supercomputer built by Hewlett-Packard with more than 1700 servers of HP Apollo 8000 platform, and connected by superfast Infiniband network of 56 Gbit /s throughput. The machines is located at Cyfronet in Krakow, Poland. In this HP produced video several Cyfronet key persons are interviewed. Read further...

Intersect360 Report - HPC User Site Census: Storage

HardwareIntersect360 published a report "HPC User Site Census: Storage". The report provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of High Performance Computing (HPC) user sites. otal storage capacity at over 400 sites exceeded three exabytes, triple the total storage capacity reported in 2012. SSDs are increasingly being used for local node storage, with 20% of the systems. Parallel file systems account for 44% of the 342 named storage management packages. Read further...

News flashes 2015-06-28

Tomorrow ist the official inauguration of Phase 2 of the SuperMUC supercomputer at LRZ Munich

BlogTomorrow the upgraded SuperMUC supercomputer Leibniz-Rechenzentrum in Garching near Munich, will be officially inaugurated. The performance has increased from 3,2 to 6,8 Petaflop/s. The supercomputer has been enlarged with 86.016 cores in 6.144 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 processors. There is video animation of the placement of the system. 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 ...