Primeur weekly 2015-07-06

Special

Moving up to an Open Science Commons ...

HPC in the Baltic region ...

Data Access helps its customers get the most out of their HPC investments ...

The importance of being earnest about the long tail of research ...

Comstor to simply the IP management of clusters ...

Arbor Networks to protect organisations against DDoS attacks ...

Open Science perspective highlighted at e-IRG workshop in Riga ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch Design Center for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

Launch event of SuperMUC Phase 2 on June 29, 2015 ...

Bright welcomes PC Link Egypt to its Partner Network ...

Middleware

OpenMP Device Constructs ...

Bright Computing to release Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager at the ISC High Performance 2015 Conference ...

Agenda announced for PBS Works User Group Meeting ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems reaches 50th patent milestone ...

DDN outlines strategic vision driving rapid adoption of DDN high performance storage technology throughout the enterprise ...

Nallatech 510T FPGA accelerator disrupts the data centre ...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency chooses SGI ICE X for new supercomputer system ...

ADVA Optical Networking unveils all-new Data Center Interconnect solution ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new NFV demarcation product family ...

T-Systems and ADVA Optical Networking showcase the future of Terabit networking in unique demonstration ...

DDN object storage usage grows to 200+ billion objects; now world's 2nd largest object platform behind Amazon ...

Applications

Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected ...

Researcher discovers groundwater modelling breakthrough ...

Internet of Things Turning New York's Lake George Into “World’s Smartest Lake ...

Producing spin-entangled electrons ...

The quantum middle man ...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon ...

The Cloud

Computational scientist Peter Coveney keynotes at ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

Features

2015-07-03 Riga Beginning of June, the Baltic HPC conference took place in Riga, Latvia. This included the local organisation of the e-IRG workshop and a one-day HPC oriented event. The HPC day included a wide variety of topics, from developing parallel software for heart simulation to the recent developments in exascale supercomputing on a European scale. Read further...

Special

2015-07-02 Riga

Moving up to an Open Science Commons

Special At the e-IRG Workshop, held in Riga, Latvia, on June 3, 2015,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Sergio Andreozzi, Strategy and Policy Manager in the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), on the topic of the Open Science Commons. The concept of Open Science Commons is very useful to the discussion of the e-IRG Workshop, according to Sergio Andreozzi. Before defining Open Science Commons, Sergio Andreozzi would like to define the two terms of which the concept is composed. Open Science refers to the process of opening the creation and dissemination of scholar knowledge to as many participants as possible. It is a concept that already existed in the 17th century with the birth of the journal systems and which goal it was to offer researchers a channel to disseminate the results of their work. It was a step towards opening science in terms of opening its resuls. Read further...

2015-07-06 Riga

Arbor Networks to protect organisations against DDoS attacks

Special At the Baltic HPC and Cloud Computing Conference, held June 4, 2015 in Riga, Latvia,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Micael Engström from Arbor Networks, who is Enterprise Sales Manager for the Nordic and Baltic countries, on how the Internet of Things can actually become the Botnet of Things. Arbor Networks is an American company which during the last fifteen years has been focusing and actively working on the protectection of organisations and customers against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. This is really becoming a huge challenge for many organisations today since we have so many devices out there, particularly in the coming five years when the Internet of Things will be growing so fantastically up to between 25 and 50 billion devices, excluding PCs and mobile phones, that will be connected with high-speed Internet access many times. Read further...

2015-07-06 Riga

The importance of being earnest about the long tail of research

Special At the e-IRG Workshop, held on June 3, 2015 in Riga, Latvia,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Wolfram Horstmann, Director of the State and University Library at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany, and member of the LIBER Executive Board, which is the European Association of Research Libraries. Wolfram Horstmann held a presentation at the e-IRG Workshop about the long tail of data. There are several aspects that Wolfram Horstmann usually wants to mention about the long tail when he is offered the chance to do so. 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 2015-07-07

Luiquid cooled Vienna Scientific Cluster achieves a mPUE of 1.02 with zero water use

Hardware Green Revolution Computing's VC-3/ the third iteration of the Vienna Scientific Cluster, is reporting a mechanical Power Utilization Effectiveness (mPUE) of 1.02, making it one of the most efficient data center facilities in the world. Green Revolution Cooling's commercial product for using liquid cooling, a technology pioneered by the Tokyo Institute of Technology TSUBAME-KFC thar ranked first in the Green TOP500 in June 2014. The supercomputing cluster VSC-3, was installed in 2014, after a tender process that accounted for the total cost of ownership of various technologies. Green Revolution Cooling, Intel, ClusterVision, and Supermicro did win the tender. The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) consists of several cluster systems that have been designed to satisfy the demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) of aconsortium of Austrian universities. Read further...

Using Crowd computing to enhance the potential for nanotechnology to improve access to clean water for millions

Crowd computingThe Computing for Clean Water team has discovered how water can pass through tiny carbon nanotubes much more easily than previously predicted. This groundbreaking understanding of a fundamental physical process holds potential for improving access to clean water for millions through more efficient water filtration and desalination, as well as possible applications in clean energy and medicine. This discovery has been published in Nature Nanotechnology, the world's most prestigious nanotechnology journal. Read further...

News flashes 2015-07-06

Storage for HPC at LANL

HardwareSeagate did interview Kyle Lamb, Infrastructure Team Lead at Los Alamos National Lab. He speaks about the challenges he faces at a facility known for being at the forefront of technology. Lamb addresses in the video interview, the future of storage for HPC and the ways LANL is partnering with Seagate to tackle the changes on the horizon. Read further...

Korea to develop exascale supercomputer

ExascaleAccording to Business Korea, the country has established an "Ultra-high-performance Computing Development Forum" that includes the the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). A representative of KAIST told to Business Korea: "As our nation is a latecomer, the odds will be in our favor if we start to approach the problem of power consumption first, for which we have a competitive advantage, and then focus on the development of a supercomputer capable of processing other applications, different from existing ones." Read further...

Science Scotland special on the HPC revolution in Scotland

ExascaleThe latest issue of Science Scotland highlights the diversity and quality of computational work going on in Scotland. According to Jason Reese different projects are not isolated from each other: the same computer facilities can be accessed from offices or living rooms in different cities, so projects can be run effectively even though the participants are geographically spread. The issue includes interviews with titles like "From dark demand to dinosaurs", "Can supercomputers get any more super?", "Who's afraid of supercomputing?". But actually they are good reading. 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 2015-07-06

Special

Moving up to an Open Science Commons ...

HPC in the Baltic region ...

Data Access helps its customers get the most out of their HPC investments ...

The importance of being earnest about the long tail of research ...

Comstor to simply the IP management of clusters ...

Arbor Networks to protect organisations against DDoS attacks ...

Open Science perspective highlighted at e-IRG workshop in Riga ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch Design Center for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

Launch event of SuperMUC Phase 2 on June 29, 2015 ...

Bright welcomes PC Link Egypt to its Partner Network ...

Middleware

OpenMP Device Constructs ...

Bright Computing to release Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager at the ISC High Performance 2015 Conference ...

Agenda announced for PBS Works User Group Meeting ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems reaches 50th patent milestone ...

DDN outlines strategic vision driving rapid adoption of DDN high performance storage technology throughout the enterprise ...

Nallatech 510T FPGA accelerator disrupts the data centre ...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency chooses SGI ICE X for new supercomputer system ...

ADVA Optical Networking unveils all-new Data Center Interconnect solution ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new NFV demarcation product family ...

T-Systems and ADVA Optical Networking showcase the future of Terabit networking in unique demonstration ...

DDN object storage usage grows to 200+ billion objects; now world's 2nd largest object platform behind Amazon ...

Applications

Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected ...

Researcher discovers groundwater modelling breakthrough ...

Internet of Things Turning New York's Lake George Into “World’s Smartest Lake ...

Producing spin-entangled electrons ...

The quantum middle man ...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon ...

The Cloud

Computational scientist Peter Coveney keynotes at ISC Cloud & Big Data ...