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 2015-07-01

ING Bank looks for HPC OPS Engineer in the Netherlands

BlogING Bank in The Netherlands looks for an OPS Engineer High Performance Computing. Rowk area will be Pricing & Risk (OIB Financiel markets).The OPS Engineer in the HPC team will be responsible for the availability, stability and performance of a complex internally developed pricing risk platform called RaceING. Read further...

Teratec Forum 2015 recap from Rogue Wave Software

BlogChris Gottbrath TotalView and MemoryScape at Rogue Wave Software did write an impression of the TeraTec conference last week in Paris at the compant blog. HPC is an industry with increasing financial constraints and where tradition reigns, says Gottbrath. Read further...

Abstracts available ISC 2015 session: Is Europe Ready For Exascale? A Summary of Four Years of European Exascale Research

BlogAbstracts and speakers bios are now available for the Workshop "Is Europe Ready For Exascale? A Summary of Four Years of European Exascale Research" at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt Read further...

ACM Europe helps EC with e-Infrastructures in Horizon 2020

BlogFabrizio Gagliardi, chair of the ACM Europe Council says "We want to make the European computer science community more aware of the possibilities that European research funds offer" in an interview with Bennie Mols in ACM News. Gagliardi is talking about e-Infrastructures: "With a total budget of €80 billion (about $89 billion), the program has about €700 million (about $780 million) available for the deployment of e-infrastructure, including high-capacity communication networks and distributed computing infrastructures such as grids and clouds, data infrastructures, high-performance computing infrastructures, and the like." Gagliardi regularly meets with Augusto Burgueño. head of the e-Infrastructure unit at the European Commission Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content, and Technology in Brussels, Belgium. Read further...

Workshop Towards a European Open Science Cloud: slides, videos and report available

Industry newsLast week the Helix Nebula Initiative and the PICSE project organised a workshop "Towards a European Open Science Cloud". The slides and video recordings are now available. iSGTW also did run a written report in thei latest issue. Read further...

News flashes 2015-06-30

Parallel IPython with Univa Grid Engine (SGE)

BlogGavin Burris blogs about IPython on SGE. IPython provides a number of improvements over vanilla Python. My favorites are the improved interactive shell for the terminal and web-enabled “notebooks” that allow a better way of quickly developing code says Burris. Read further...

HPC on demand at STFC Hartree Centre in the UK

Hardware STFC Hartree Centre in the UK provides HPC on demand on several large systems, including: Blue Wonder – Intel; Blue Joule – IBM Blue Gene Q; Large-scale GPFS Storage (8 petabytes)' and IBM big data analytics platform Accelerated and energy efficient platforms include: Nvidia GPU; Intel Phi; Maxeler FPGA system. Read further...

Smart Healthcare with Big Data at HPC centre HLRS in Germany

ApplicationsJane Williams at an Intel blog looks at High-Performance Computing for Healthcare at HLRS in Stuttgart. Williams writes: "For three years, this research team has been running simulations of the types of realistic forces that the thigh bone undergoes on a daily basis for different body types and at a variety of activity levels to try and inform doctors what is needed to create much better implants for patients with severe fractures or hip deterioration. Successful implants can make a significant impact on the wearer’s quality of life, so the lighter and more durable they are the better." The institution that makes all this possible is one of just three large supercomputer ‘tier 0’ sites in Germany, it recently upgraded to the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680 v3, Read further...

IDC breakfast briefing at ISC 2015

Industry newsIDC's popular HPC update is now an official part of the ISC conference. Analysts Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Bob Sorensen will present new market revenue figures and research findings on major trends, including the global exascale race, processors/accelerators, storage, high performance data analysis, deep learning/cognitive computing. Do not forget to register. Read further...

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...

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 ...