Primeur weekly 2015-08-24

Special

Australia doing well in supercomputing with considerable amount of flops per capita ...

India to expose large HPC ambition with launch of National Supercomputing Mission ...

National Center for High-performance Computing in Taiwan aims at merging supercomputer and Big Data facilities ...

Crowd computing

Max Planck scientists discover elusive gamma-ray pulsar with distributed computing project Einstein@Home ...

BOINC 7.6 released for Windows and Mac ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems announces the general availability of the 1000+ qubit D-Wave 2X quantum computer ...

Securing data from tomorrow's supercomputers ...

A little light interaction leaves quantum physicists beaming ...

Focus on Europe

Danish Meteorological Institute selects Cray supercomputer to power its weather forecasts - will be installed in Iceland ...

Hardware

Seagate Technology to acquire Dot Hill Systems ...

Dolphin demonstrates 300ns latency across PCI Express network at IDF ...

GigaSpaces wins "Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation" award at Flash Memory Summit ...

QLogic announces strategic partnership with ASI ...

Lenovo and SimpliVity announce alliance to deliver enterprise-grade hyperconverged infrastructure solutions ...

SDSC awarded one-year extension for Gordon supercomputer ...

Applications

Supercomputers listen to the heart ...

Argonne pushing boundaries of computing in engine simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM unveils Linux-only mainframe and builds on Linux success ...

Oracle buys Maxymiser ...

New IBM Cloud services give developers more Ffexibility to integrate Java-based resources into Bluemix ...

Oracle helps organisations power customer experiences with latest releases of Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle Social Cloud ...

Features

2015-07-15 Frankfurt At the HPC in Asia Workshop on July 15, 2015 at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, Neil Stringfellow from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, gave an update on supercomputing in Australia. Read further...

Special

2015-07-15 Frankfurt

India to expose large HPC ambition with launch of National Supercomputing Mission

Special The HPC in India status report and roadmap was presented by Rajat Moona from C-DAC at the HPC in Asia Workshop on July 15, 2015 at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read further...

2015-07-15 Frankfurt

National Center for High-performance Computing in Taiwan aims at merging supercomputer and Big Data facilities

Special During the HPC in Asia Workshop at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, Weicheng Huang from the National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) in Taiwan gave an overview of the status of HPC in Taiwan. Read further...

2015-08-18 Seattle

Danish Meteorological Institute selects Cray supercomputer to power its weather forecasts - will be installed in Iceland

Focus on EuropeCray Inc. has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with a Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. Through an arrangement with the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), DMI has chosen to install the new Cray supercomputer and Sonexion storage system at the IMO data centre in Reykjavik, Iceland for year-round power and cooling efficiency. This marks the first-ever Cray system in Iceland, and the first remote installation of a production weather system through a joint venture between two national meteorological centres. Read further...

Video news

2015-08-11 Bright Computing to combine HPC and Big Data workloads - Interview with Matthijs van Leeuwen

At ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Matthijs van Leeuwen, CEO and founder of Bright Computing, a company founded in 2009. Bright Computing makes cluster management and system management easy, comprehensive, and scalable. The main products are Bright Cluster Manager for HPC; Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data; and Bright OpenStack. These three products can also be combined to create a combined infrastructure for both HPC and Big Data workloads, either on bare metal or virtualized. For the full text see: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-09-15-40.html

2015-08-10 European Supercomputer Programme in next Horizon 2020 period to also focus on HPC access for SMEs

At ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Augusto Burgueno-Arjona from the European Commission, Department of e-Infrastructures, including European Supercomputer Service Programme, who also delivered the welcome address at the Conference stating that "HPC is high in the European political agenda as it is recognised as an essential technology to respond to the growing needs of our modern societies, transforming societal challenges into business opportunities, and bringing growth and jobs to the European economy". Augusto Burgueno-Arjona also stressed that "there are important upcoming steps, such as the large-scale platform integration of the technology building blocks and the coordinated acquisition at EU level of world-class systems". For the full text see http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-09-15-24.html

2015-08-04 NICE to demonstrate EnginFrame and Desktop Cloud Visualization at ISC 2015

At the ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinetalked with Francesco Ruffino from NICE, an Italian company, founded in 1996, specialized since the beginning in high performance computing. The company team tries to prove the usability of high performance computing applications in both the private and public Cloud. The company has two main products: EnginFrame and Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV). EnginFrame is a web dashboard which allows to very easily plug your application into the Cloud. Using DCV, you can visualize the utillization of interactive applications. DCV is a network protocol that will compress the pixels on the screen and send it to the client. For the full text see: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-08-15-64.html

2015-07-30 Intel's Rajeeb Hazra about convergence of HPC and Big Data

At ISC 2015 in Frankfurt Rajeeb Hazra from Intel did presents his thoughts about the convergence of HPC and Big data, or as he puts it: (HPC && Big Data) vs. (HPC || Big Data)

2015-07-29 European exascale projects DEEP-ER and Mont-Blanc to investigate new Exascale technologies

At ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Filippo Mantovani from the Mont-Blanc project and Estela Suarez from the DEEP-ER project on the opening night of the ISC 2015 Exhibition at their booth showcasing European exascale projects. Juri Schmidt demonstrated the network-attached memory technology used in the DEEP-ER project. Filippo Mantovani demonstrated the creditcard-sized system-on-chip that is used in the Mont-Blanc project. For the full text see: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-09-15-48.html

2015-07-29 Numascale's scalable appliances for data analytics meet customers' needs at attractive price points

At ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Morten Toverud, CEO, Numascale. Numascale was running a live demo at the ISC 2015 Exhibition, showing its scalable high performance appliances for in-memory analytics. What the demo actually showed is that Numascale combines real time GPS data with other real time sensors and a huge amount of historical data. The Numascale system can determine and predict the next hour of traffic at major highways in Singapore. See the complete text of the interview at http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-09-15-39.html

News flashes

News flashes 2015-08-26

Five finalists compete for ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing

ApplicationsFive research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner during SC15 in Austin, TX (USA). Read further...

Successful HPC-SME programme in France (HPC-PME) expanded into regions

Applications With more than fifty SMEs supported in just four years, the French HPC-SME initiative shows very positive results. The main projects partners supporting the SME's are INRIA, GENCI and Bpifrance, but also Aerospace Valley, Axelera, Cap Digital, Minalogic et Systematic are part of the eco system and research centres like CNRS, lFPEN, Onera, and the Ecole Polytechnique. Intel and NVIDIA are also involved. Until now the support for SME's was rather centralized. But this national structure, highly centralized, may no longer be able to respond effectively, given the growing number of interested SMEs. "The idea of regionalizing the HPC-SME Initiative has grown, says Brigitte Duême. We first identified regions with several SMEs and we found the motivation of actors in the region to help our initiative and confirmed that linking people together, through competent and motivated local contacts was beneficial to the ecosystem. The success in Rhône-Alpes and Sud-Ouest regions has finally convinced us." Read further...

Linvision event: The State of HPC 2015

ApplicationsDutch HPC expert Linvision organises an afternoon workshop The State of HPC 2015 on September 22 in Alphen a/d/ Rijn, the Netherlands. Read further...

Background

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Primeur weekly 2015-08-24

Special

Australia doing well in supercomputing with considerable amount of flops per capita ...

India to expose large HPC ambition with launch of National Supercomputing Mission ...

National Center for High-performance Computing in Taiwan aims at merging supercomputer and Big Data facilities ...

Crowd computing

Max Planck scientists discover elusive gamma-ray pulsar with distributed computing project Einstein@Home ...

BOINC 7.6 released for Windows and Mac ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems announces the general availability of the 1000+ qubit D-Wave 2X quantum computer ...

Securing data from tomorrow's supercomputers ...

A little light interaction leaves quantum physicists beaming ...

Focus on Europe

Danish Meteorological Institute selects Cray supercomputer to power its weather forecasts - will be installed in Iceland ...

Hardware

Seagate Technology to acquire Dot Hill Systems ...

Dolphin demonstrates 300ns latency across PCI Express network at IDF ...

GigaSpaces wins "Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation" award at Flash Memory Summit ...

QLogic announces strategic partnership with ASI ...

Lenovo and SimpliVity announce alliance to deliver enterprise-grade hyperconverged infrastructure solutions ...

SDSC awarded one-year extension for Gordon supercomputer ...

Applications

Supercomputers listen to the heart ...

Argonne pushing boundaries of computing in engine simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM unveils Linux-only mainframe and builds on Linux success ...

Oracle buys Maxymiser ...

New IBM Cloud services give developers more Ffexibility to integrate Java-based resources into Bluemix ...

Oracle helps organisations power customer experiences with latest releases of Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle Social Cloud ...