Primeur weekly 2016-09-19

Focus on Europe

PRACE 13th Call for Proposals includes new Marconi system ...

European Research Council grant for new simulation methods for predicting performance of the next generation of aircraft ...

New NKN international network to boost EU-India collaboration ...

Prize for predicting chemicals' harmful effects without animal testing ...

PHENOMEN is a FET-Open Research Project aiming to lay the foundations a new information technology ...

Middleware

Altair acquires Solid Iris Technologies, expert in photorealistic rendering and visualization ...

Bright Computing announces reseller agreement with SGI ...

Faster parallel computing: New programming language delivers fourfold speed-ups on problems common in the age of Big Data ...

Huawei and ESI sign a Memorandum of Understanding to foster innovative HPC solutions to accelerate industrial manufacturing ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center launches OnDemand 3.0 ...

Hardware

DDN names Robert Triendl SVP Global Sales, Marketing and Field Services ...

GridGain Systems introduces in-memory computing solutions deployed on Microsoft Azure to address the needs of the financial services industry ...

Mellanox and Cumulus deliver first complete 10/25/50/100 Gb/s Ethernet open networking switch portfolio ...

Mellanox launches 25 Gb/s Ethernet SFP28 optical transceivers and active optical cables for data centre networks ...

Historic Dell and EMC merger complete; forms world's largest privately controlled tech company ...

NetApp introduces new version of SANtricity storage software ...

Chelsio Terminator 5 Unified Wire adapters achieve first-to-market delivery of Windows 10 ...

DDN's new object storage offering enables IT pros to deliver high performance and big cost savings ...

Alabama's new fastest supercomputer accelerates UAB research ...

Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1,1 million for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill ...

Cirrascale launches expanded multi-GPU solutions with NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerated computing platform ...

CSIRO Australia issues Request for Tender for an Advanced Technology Cluster ...

Loyola faculty win $280K grant from National Science Foundation to supercharge research computing power available on campus ...

Huawei HPC solution with GPU acceleration showcased at GTC China 2016 ...

Huawei releases Intel Rack Scale Design-based servers ...

Pioneering research paves the way towards exascale optical networks ...

Applications

GridGain Professional Edition 1.7 adds non-collocated joins plus enhanced integration with the GridGain Web console management tool for improved in-memory computing ...

CWI launches spin-off Stokhos Emergency Mathematics ...

SDSC supercomputer modelling reveals acrobatics of CRISPR-Cas9 technology ...

Promising drug leads identified to combat heart disease ...

Prestigious fellowship brings environmental science into the digital age ...

A computer simulation to spare children from heart surgery ...

New NVIDIA Pascal GPUs accelerate deep learning inference ...

European Medium-Range Weather Centre (ECMWF) commits to pushing the limits of predictability in 2025 Strategy ...

A4L announces research award from SOSCIP and OCE ...

UAB researchers use expanded computing power to accelerate Big-Data science ...

Using Blue Waters supercomputer to better understand Ebola transmission ...

Blue Waters supercomputer used to develop a standard for partisan gerrymandering, generates 800 million maps ...

Unique code-generating software makes weather and climate forecasting easier ...

Researchers use Edison supercomputer to improve performance and energy efficiency of bioinformatics application ...

DOE High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Programme seeks to fund new proposals to advance energy technologies ...

Finland and IBM partner to develop personalized health care and spark economic growth with Watson ...

Storms and tides combine to cause coastal flooding around the Clyde ...

Diffraction-controlled laser-driven proton acceleration ...

The Cloud

University of Michigan and Yottabyte partner to accelerate data-intensive research ...

Features

2016-09-15 Amsterdam Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), located at Amsterdam Science Park, has founded its new spin-off Stokhos Emergency Mathematics. Stokhos provides software solutions which enable the proactive relocation of emergency services based on predictions of future demand. The company is based on research by CWI's Stochastics group and in cooperation with Delft University of Technology. On 14 September, Stokhos launched its first commercial product for the Flevoland ambulance region. Read further...

Applications

2016-09-16 Barcelona

PHENOMEN is a FET-Open Research Project aiming to lay the foundations a new information technology

Focus on EuropePHENOMEN is a ground breaking project designed to harness the potential of combined phononics, photonics and radio-frequency (RF) electronic signals to lay the foundations of a new information technology. This new project, funded though the highly competitive H2020 FET-Open call, joins the efforts of three leading research institutes, three internationally recognised universities and a high-tech SME. The Consortium members kicked off the project with a meeting on September 16, 2016, at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), coordinated by ICREA Research Prof. Dr. Clivia M. Sotomayor-Torres, of the ICN2's Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures (P2N) Group. Read further...

2016-09-13 San Jose

Bright Computing announces reseller agreement with SGI

MiddlewareBright Computing, a provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and Cloud management software, has signed a reseller agreement with SGI, a global expert in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management. Read further...

2016-09-13 Cambridge

Faster parallel computing: New programming language delivers fourfold speed-ups on problems common in the age of Big Data

MiddlewareIn today's computer chips, memory management is based on what computer scientists call the principle of locality: If a programme needs a chunk of data stored at some memory location, it probably needs the neighbouring chunks as well. But that assumption breaks down in the age of Big Data, now that computer programmes more frequently act on just a few data items scattered arbitrarily across huge data sets. Since fetching data from their main memory banks is the major performance bottleneck in today's chips, having to fetch it more frequently can dramatically slow programme execution. Read further...

Video news

2016-07-13 Moore's Law is all about economics but there are alternative technologies on the way

On June 22, 2016 at the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, John Shalf from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory chaired a session titled "Scaling Beyond the End of Moore's Law". The session consisted of an introduction, three presentations and a panel discussion.

2016-07-11 D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Bo Ewald, President of D-Wave International. Bo Ewald helped the company focus on customers, applications and software tools.

2016-07-06 OpenHPC sets out as vibrant community curating cohesive open source software stack for HPC

fter the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Robert Wisniewski from Intel, who is chairing the OpenHPC initiative. OpenHPC is an open source, open community initiative to be able to produce a cohesive and comprehensive system software stack that will run a cluster or a supercomputer.

2016-07-06 South Africa CHPC: Lengau supercomputer, Student Cluster Competition victory & ICRI 2016 conference

After the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Happy Sithole, Director of CHPC, the Centre for High Performance Computing in South Africa, about the new Lengau supercomputer, the Student Cluster Competition and the upcoming International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2016, which will be organized in Cape Town, October 3-5, 2016.

2016-06-27 Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake Taihu

In the first session of Distinguished Speakers, chaired by Erich Strohmaier, at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Haohuan Fu from the National Supercomputer Center at Wuxi in China, introduced the new nr. 1 machine in the TOP500 list: the Sunway TaihuLight. Haohuan Fu started by explaining the name of the new system. It is named after Lake Taihu. Lake Taihu is a lake with intense light in the eastern part of China, very close to the city of Shanghai.

2016-06-27 Paul Messina - Integration and co-design key to reach capable exascale computing in the US

the first session of Distinguished Speakers, chaired by Erich Strohmaier, at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Paul Messina from Argonne National Laboratory talked about the U.S. governmental approach to reach capable exascale computing. There are some major technical challenges for exascale, including energy efficiency, interconnect technology, memory technology, scalable system software, programming systems, data management, and exascale algorithms, amongst others.

News flashes

News flashes 2016-09-23

ESCAPE workshop on numerical weather prediction, climate and HPC

ApplicationsThe EU-H2020 ESCAPE project brings together numerical weather prediction (NWP), climate and high-performance computing (HPC) communities to develop world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational NWP and future climate models. One of the challenges is to execute complex state-of-the-art models of the atmosphere within tight production schedules. The first ESCAPE workshop will be organised 18-20 October 2016, Elsinore, Denmark. Read further...

Gustav Kalbe, Head of the new HPC & Quantum Technologies Unit at the European Commission visited BSC

ApplicationsGustav Kalbe, Head of the High Performance Computing & Quantum Technologies Unit at the European Commission (EC), visited BSC in Barcelona. Kalbe had meetings with the BSC Directors and the members of the ETP4HPC Steering Board, whose meeting also took place at BSC. Read further...

OpenPOWER Summit Europe in Barcelona

ApplicationsPreliminary programme of the OpenPOWER Summit Europe in Barcelona, October 26 - 28 is available. The OpenPOWER Foundation is working with the OpenStack Summit. You need a Full Pass or the Keynote and Markeplace Pass to be able to attend the OpenStack Summit. At this time there will be no charge for the OpenPOWER Summit. 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 2016-09-19

Focus on Europe

PRACE 13th Call for Proposals includes new Marconi system ...

European Research Council grant for new simulation methods for predicting performance of the next generation of aircraft ...

New NKN international network to boost EU-India collaboration ...

Prize for predicting chemicals' harmful effects without animal testing ...

PHENOMEN is a FET-Open Research Project aiming to lay the foundations a new information technology ...

Middleware

Altair acquires Solid Iris Technologies, expert in photorealistic rendering and visualization ...

Bright Computing announces reseller agreement with SGI ...

Faster parallel computing: New programming language delivers fourfold speed-ups on problems common in the age of Big Data ...

Huawei and ESI sign a Memorandum of Understanding to foster innovative HPC solutions to accelerate industrial manufacturing ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center launches OnDemand 3.0 ...

Hardware

DDN names Robert Triendl SVP Global Sales, Marketing and Field Services ...

GridGain Systems introduces in-memory computing solutions deployed on Microsoft Azure to address the needs of the financial services industry ...

Mellanox and Cumulus deliver first complete 10/25/50/100 Gb/s Ethernet open networking switch portfolio ...

Mellanox launches 25 Gb/s Ethernet SFP28 optical transceivers and active optical cables for data centre networks ...

Historic Dell and EMC merger complete; forms world's largest privately controlled tech company ...

NetApp introduces new version of SANtricity storage software ...

Chelsio Terminator 5 Unified Wire adapters achieve first-to-market delivery of Windows 10 ...

DDN's new object storage offering enables IT pros to deliver high performance and big cost savings ...

Alabama's new fastest supercomputer accelerates UAB research ...

Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1,1 million for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill ...

Cirrascale launches expanded multi-GPU solutions with NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerated computing platform ...

CSIRO Australia issues Request for Tender for an Advanced Technology Cluster ...

Loyola faculty win $280K grant from National Science Foundation to supercharge research computing power available on campus ...

Huawei HPC solution with GPU acceleration showcased at GTC China 2016 ...

Huawei releases Intel Rack Scale Design-based servers ...

Pioneering research paves the way towards exascale optical networks ...

Applications

GridGain Professional Edition 1.7 adds non-collocated joins plus enhanced integration with the GridGain Web console management tool for improved in-memory computing ...

CWI launches spin-off Stokhos Emergency Mathematics ...

SDSC supercomputer modelling reveals acrobatics of CRISPR-Cas9 technology ...

Promising drug leads identified to combat heart disease ...

Prestigious fellowship brings environmental science into the digital age ...

A computer simulation to spare children from heart surgery ...

New NVIDIA Pascal GPUs accelerate deep learning inference ...

European Medium-Range Weather Centre (ECMWF) commits to pushing the limits of predictability in 2025 Strategy ...

A4L announces research award from SOSCIP and OCE ...

UAB researchers use expanded computing power to accelerate Big-Data science ...

Using Blue Waters supercomputer to better understand Ebola transmission ...

Blue Waters supercomputer used to develop a standard for partisan gerrymandering, generates 800 million maps ...

Unique code-generating software makes weather and climate forecasting easier ...

Researchers use Edison supercomputer to improve performance and energy efficiency of bioinformatics application ...

DOE High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Programme seeks to fund new proposals to advance energy technologies ...

Finland and IBM partner to develop personalized health care and spark economic growth with Watson ...

Storms and tides combine to cause coastal flooding around the Clyde ...

Diffraction-controlled laser-driven proton acceleration ...

The Cloud

University of Michigan and Yottabyte partner to accelerate data-intensive research ...