Primeur weekly 2014-09-29

The Cloud

IBM opens new Cloud resiliency centre

Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu selects Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited plug-and-play private Cloud solution for computer-aided engineering

Boston University receives NSF grant to develop 'smart city' Cloud platform

NetApp introduces software-defined object Storage for the hybrid Cloud

EuroFlash

PRACE-3IP PCP project to launch execution phase 1 of whole-system design for energy efficient HPC

Bull launches its new novascale gcos enterprise servers to support data centre transformation for the Cloud and Big Data

Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities

From diamonds to supercomputers

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility

USFlash

Curtiss-Wright unveils its lightest and most powerful 4th gen Intel Core i7 rugged mission computer

HP offers no-cost VSA software with Intel Xeon processor E5 v3–based servers and single-click installation on new HP ProLiant Gen9 Server models

NSF grants $1 million to Missouri University to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise

Eurocom Panther 5 has broken the 8 TB storage barrier

Utah engineers unlock potential for faster computing

With NIH grant, Cedars-Sinai helps bring Big Data to neuro disease research

Putting the squeeze on quantum information

Cray awarded $26 million supercomputer contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme

Lenovo set to close acquisition of IBM's x86 server business

Syracuse's new cooling system heats up physics research

Primeur Breaking news

Primeur feature articles

2014-09-18 Wageningen

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility

MARIN has announced the formal investment of 2 million euro in a large and fast Bull computer cluster of 4000 computational cores. This supercomputer complements MARIN's extensive model basins, simulators and full-scale monitoring tools. MARIN's President Bas Buchner stated: "Computational Fluid Dynamics plays an increasingly important role in the optimisation of ships and offshore structures. Together with our own CFD code ReFRESCO this new cluster forms a new virtual facility: The Maritime Cluster." Read further...

2014-09-26 Columbia

NSF grants $1 million to Missouri University to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1 million in two grants to the University of Missouri (MU) to install a supercomputer enabling data-intensive research and education at MU in fields such as bioinformatics, geoinformatics, high performance computing and engineering applications. The grants also will fund the position of a cyberinfrastructure (CI) engineer at MU. Together, the equipment and expert personnel will lead a network of data analysis capabilities at MU that will be shared with other campuses within the University of Missouri System. Read further...

2014-09-29 Frankfurt

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities

The ISC High Performance conference, formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference, is now open to various submission opportunities. Whether your interest lies in workshops, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, research papers, research posters or in the student volunteer programme, ISC is welcoming proposals from all members of the high performance computing (HPC) community. Read further...

2014-09-29 Seattle

Cray awarded $26 million supercomputer contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme

The Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) has awarded Cray a $26 million supercomputer contract for a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system. The systems will be placed at the HPCMP's DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) located at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Read further...

Primeur Video news

2014-07-01 The unveiling of the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer on earth"

A live report from the Adapteva A-1 "smallest supercomputer in the world" launch at ISC'14. Read more in the article in Primeur Magazine: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-14-104.html

2014-07-01 An interview with Adapteva founder Andreas Olofsson about the A-1 and Parallella

You can read the text of the interview in the article in Primeur Magazine: http://primeurmagazine.com/weekly/AE-PR-07-14-104.html

2014-06-02 The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Grid Computing

Interview with Jan Bot, SURFsara & Cristina Aiftimiei, INFN, about the SURFsara MOOC online training on Grid computing. May 2014, Helsinki.

2014-06-01 Interview with David Wallom about the launch of the Federated Cloud as a production service

At the European Grid Initiative (EGI) Community Forum (CF) in Helsinki, Finland,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with David Wallom from the University of Oxford. David Wallom is the Chair of the Federated Cloud Task Force.

2014-04-16 Interview with Sverker Holmgren, Chair of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group

At the recent 2nd International Conference for Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2014 - in Athens, Greece, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Sverker Holmgren, Chair of the e-IRG.

2014-04-16 Interview with Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, EC

At the recent 2nd International Conference for Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2014 - in Athens, Greece, Primeur Magazine had the opportunity to interview Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General Research and Innovation of the EC.

Primeur 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 2014-09-29

The Cloud

IBM opens new Cloud resiliency centre

Luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu selects Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited plug-and-play private Cloud solution for computer-aided engineering

Boston University receives NSF grant to develop 'smart city' Cloud platform

NetApp introduces software-defined object Storage for the hybrid Cloud

EuroFlash

PRACE-3IP PCP project to launch execution phase 1 of whole-system design for energy efficient HPC

Bull launches its new novascale gcos enterprise servers to support data centre transformation for the Cloud and Big Data

Final proof for optimal encoding strategies in optical communication

ISC 2015 is now open for submissions and other participation opportunities

From diamonds to supercomputers

Unique maritime co-operation around MARIN's new fast CFD facility

USFlash

Curtiss-Wright unveils its lightest and most powerful 4th gen Intel Core i7 rugged mission computer

HP offers no-cost VSA software with Intel Xeon processor E5 v3–based servers and single-click installation on new HP ProLiant Gen9 Server models

NSF grants $1 million to Missouri University to expand supercomputer equipment and expertise

Eurocom Panther 5 has broken the 8 TB storage barrier

Utah engineers unlock potential for faster computing

With NIH grant, Cedars-Sinai helps bring Big Data to neuro disease research

Putting the squeeze on quantum information

Cray awarded $26 million supercomputer contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme

Lenovo set to close acquisition of IBM's x86 server business

Syracuse's new cooling system heats up physics research