Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-10-14

Hardware

The Miskolc University in Northern Hungary is getting a new EUR 10,3 million supercomputer. According to Secretary of State Köpeczi-Bócz Tamás, the machine would reach position 370 in the TOP500. Read further...

Applications

HPC in the Cloud company Advania published a case study "Integrating with UberCloud, the online cloud community for engineers and scientists". UberCloud is the online community and marketplace where engineers, scientists, and their service providers discover, try, and buy Computing Power and Software as a Service, from Cloud Resource and Software Providers around the world. An Advania Qstack Cloud Service demo account was created and the Advania control panel was used as the primary method of infrastructure administration for a Proof of Concept study, using Platinum 3x Large instances with specifications: 16 virtual CPU cores; 61 GB RAM; 20 GB disk was selected. The Advania instances were accessed via SSH, and the Docker run time environment was set up. The UberCloud OpenFOAM container was pulled from the UberCloud private registry. Read further...

Industry news

At SC15 in Austin, Tim Polk and Randal Bryant will explain the current status of the National Strategic Computing Initiative and provide a look into its future impact as it relates to HPC. This was announced by the SC15 event organisation. Randal Bryan is White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he serves as Assistant Director for IT R&D. Tim Polk works at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where high performance computing complements his duties as Assistant Director for Cybersecurity. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme, following a new Work Programme for 2016-17 adopted yesterday. The programme will support a range of cross-cutting initiatives: the modernisation of Europe's manufacturing industry (€1 billion); technologies and standards for automatic driving (over €100 million); the Internet of Things (€139 million) to address digitalisation of EU industries; Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy (€670 million) to develop strong and sustainable economies; and Smart and Sustainable Cities (€232 million) to better integrate environmental, transport, energy and digital networks in EU's urban environments. Primeur magazine calculated that a total of €150 million is included for HPC, including supercomputing infrastructure and exascale research. Read further...