Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...

Features

2016-12-15 Amsterdam At the occasion of the Super D SURFsara event,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Siewert-Jan Marrink, Professor of Molecular Dynamics at the University of Groningen. The work Professor Marrink does in the Molecular Dynamics Group is to use big computers to simulate the interaction of molecules, and in particular, the molecules that build cell membranes. He and his colleagues are interested in understanding how cellular membranes are organised, how the lipids and the proteins that make up these membranes are self-organised. This is a very complex matter because cell membranes are composed of hundreds of different lipid type of molecules crowded with proteins. They together make or give rise to the different processes that govern the functioning of cells. Read further...

Focus

2016-11-15 Bratislava

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers

FocusDuring the e-IRG Workshop in Bratislava, Slovak Republic,Primeur Magazinehad the chance to talk to Peter Wittenburg, Executive Director of the Research Data Alliance Europe and Senior Data Systems Advisor at the Max Planck Compute and Data Facility. Peter Wittenburg studied Computer Science and Pattern Recognition in Berlin. He had the opportunity to build the Technology and Methodology Department at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, where he stayed for 40 years. During that period, he got involved in various research infrastructure groups, first of all within the Max-Planck-Society, bringing together people from different institutes working at similar issues. Read further...

2017-05-24 Bristol

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol

Hardware For over a decade the University of Bristol has been contributing to world-leading and life changing scientific research using High Performance Computing (HPC), having invested over GBP 16 million in HPC and research data storage. To continue meeting the needs of its researchers working with complex and large amounts of data, they will now benefit from a new HPC machine, named BlueCrystal 4 (BC4). Designed, integrated and configured by the HPC, storage and data analytics integrator OCF, BC4 has more than 15,000 cores making it the largest UK University system by core count and a theoretical peak performance of 600 Teraflops. Read further...

2017-05-25 Austin

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors

MiddlewareThe OpenMP ARB, a group of hardware and software vendors and research organisations which creates the OpenMP standard parallel programming specification, has appointed Duncan Poole and Kathryn O'Brien to its Board of Directors. They bring a wealth of experience to the OpenMP ARB. Read further...

Video news

2017-03-23 RDA and e-IRG yield promising collaboration

After the e-IRG Workshop in Bratislava, Slovak Republic,Primeur Magazinetook the opportunity to talk with Mark Parsons, Secretary General of the Research Data Alliance (RDA).

2017-03-21 CEO Steve Cotter on GEANT, service deployment and KPIs

At the occasion of the Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) Conference, held in Krakow, Poland in the Fall of 2016, Primeur Magazine was able to speak with Steve Cotter, the new CEO of GEANT, the the pan-European network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. GEANT connects about 10.000 institutions across 41 different countries.

2017-02-13 Funding agencies and academia need to better reward scientific computational tool developers

During the 4th National eScience Symposium, held in Amsterdam ArenA last October,Primeur Magazinewas able to talk with Fernando Pérez from the University of California.

2017-02-10 Square Kilometre Array data crunching will require compute power beyond Moore's Law

At the National eScience Symposium, held in Amsterdam ArenA last October, Primeur Magazine was able to talk with Chris Broekema, a researcher in high performance computing at ASTRON, the Netherlands Foundation for Radio-astronomy, located in Dwingeloo. This is also the location for the very first dedicated radiotelescope in the Netherlands, the Dwingeloo telescope.

2016-09-05 ClusterVision specializes in cluster design and cluster management using Trinity

On the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Samira Mellenbergh, EMEA Account Manager at ClusterVision. As a system integrator ClusterVision helps design the architecture of HPC clusters into implementation and deployment.

2016-08-21 Sunway TaihuLight's strengths and weaknesses highlighted by Jack Dongarra

At the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to talk with Jack Dongarra, Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, who is one of the authors of the TOP500 list.

News flashes

News flashes 2017-05-30

EU H2020 research programme will commit 700 million euro for HPC in the coming three years

Focus on EuropeDirector General Khalil Rouhana gives in his blog "High Performance Computing and the Digital Single Market strategy review" an overview of the current state of supercomputing in Europe as seen from the European Commission. This includes current activities, like PRACE, plans, like EuroHPC, and some outlook on the future: "This is a call for a true ambitious HPC initiative. The solution can only be European", he says. Read further...

News flashes 2017-05-29

Unveiling the ISC17 Student Cluster Competion teams

ApplicationsDan Olds and Pak Lui released a video introducing the Student Cluster Competion teams that will compete next month in Frankfurt. Read further...

PRACE provided scientists with supercomputer power to simulate the solar wind around the earth

ApplicationsPRACE provided scientists with supercomputer power to simulate the solar wind around the earth. This is reported by ScienceNode. Vlasiator, a new simulation developed by Minna Palmroth, professor in computational space physics at the University of Helsinki, models the entire magnetosphere of the Sun. It helps scientists to better understand interesting and hard-to-predict phenomena that occur in near-Earth space weather. After being awarded several highly competitive grants from the European Research Council, Palmroth secured computation time on HPC resources managed by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE). Read further...

Mexico and European Union join forces on HPC

Focus on EuropeMexico will work with the European Union (EU) on High Performance Computing (HPC). THis was revealed by Roberto Viola, Director General of DG Connect at the European Commission on his blog. This will be an important contribution to ensuring the advantages of the data economy can be broadly shared among researchers, academics and others, Viola says. Read further...

News flashes 2017-05-26

European HPC Extreme-scale Demonstrators Workshop for industrial end-users in Frankfurt

ApplicationsETP4HPC organises a workshop on (pre)-exascale demonstrators in Frankfurt on June 22. This meeting will provide insight into the extreme scale demonstrator concept and its setup, and allow interested industrial HPC users and ISVs to express needs and expectations regarding the potential use of extreme scale demonstrators. Read further...

Nick Johnson explains how to speed up Python on the ARCHER supercomputer

ApplicationsOn the EPCC blog Nick Johnson explains some tricks to speed up Python on the ARCHER supercomputer. He is concentrating on a Marine tech project by the London Firedrake team. Running on ARCHER, it scales well in the computation phase, but not well at start-up. "Why?", Nick Johnson asks. At start-up, the Python interpreter parses its paths and loads a default set of modules, each accessing the same files. On 1000 nodes, this takes about 45 minutes for the 24,000 Python interpreters to go through this routine. Read further...

Optimise for scaling or efficiency preapring for exascale difficultchoice says Adrian Jackson

ApplicationsIn his latest blog post "Balancing act: optimise for scaling or efficiency?" on the EPCC site, Adrian Jackson writes about choices to make when optimising parallel applications especially when preparing for exascale. There are many unknowns so it is hard to make correct choices at this moment. Read further...

Latin American Conference on High Performance Computing call for papers

Focus on EuropeThis year the Latin American Conference on High Performance Computing (CARLA 2017) will be held in Buenos Aires, from September 20 to September 22. The main goal of CARLA 2017 is to provide a regional forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Latin America through the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC. Read further...

Background

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Primeur weekly 2017-05-29

Focus

GEDE urges e-IRG to raise their voice in discussion about service-oriented support for research infrastructures and Persistent Identifiers ...

Computational microscopy needs big supercomputers to study secrets of self-organising cell membranes ...

Quantum computing

Study takes step toward mass-producible quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC High Performance sets course for 2018 Conference ...

OpenAIRE organises survey on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans ...

Omani NREN connects to NetherLight via a 1 Gbit/s link ...

Middleware

OpenMP ARB appoints Duncan Poole of NVIDIA and Kathryn O'Brien of IBM to its Board of Directors ...

Hardware

OCF to deliver new 600 Teraflop HPC machine for University of Bristol ...

DDN technology delivers production-level performance for machine learning success at scale ...

DDN names industry visionary Eric Barton as CTO for software-defined storage ...

Hitachi to deliver new mainframe based on IBM z Systems in Japan ...

Next-gen computing: Memristor chips that see patterns over pixels ...

KIT's supercomputer is excellent in all respects ...

Shared e-Infrastructure saves energy ...

Applications

IBM and Rensselaer team to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing ...

Global Fog Computing Market 2017-2023: Growing demand for real time interaction ...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics ...

Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ...

Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies ...

City model created from images alone ...

Optimizing power networks for tomorrow's smart cities ...

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior ...

Compiling Big Data in a human-centric way ...

A new approach to forecasting solar flares? ...

The Cloud

AS ONE leverages Oracle Database Cloud to publish inventory data to 4,300 dealers in real time ...

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy, provider of agile and Cloud-native development tools ...