Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-11-13

Hardware

CoolIT Systems will participate for the 4th consecutive time at the SC15 conference. Exhibiting at booth #163, CoolIT Systems is presenting new server cooling technologies plus an expanded line of heat exchange solutions. Attendees will also find new customer case studies outlining the real-world benefits the industry is experiencing with liquid cooling. Debuting at SC15 is CoolIT's next generation CDU code-named 'Revelstoke', a rack mounted, 4u CHx capable of managing upwards of 80kW and 120 nodes with warm water cooling. CoolIT will display its full range of centralized pumping liquid to liquid/air heat exchangers and rear-door technologies (Rack DCLC CHx, AHx and RDHx) that provide measurable CAPEX and OPEX benefits. Read further...

Applications

Allinea Software is set to demonstrate significant extensions to their Forge integrated development tool suite and Performance Reports analytics tool at the SC15 exhibition in Austin, November 16th-19th 2015. Version 6.0 of both products delivers for developers, users, analysts and system administrators - not only on Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi platforms, but also ARM 64-bit and OpenPOWER platforms. Read further...
The Workflows and Distributed Computing team at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center is launching a new release, version 1.3, of the programming environment COMPSs. This version of COMPSs, available from today, updates the result of the team's work in the last years on the provision of a set of tools that helps developers to program and execute their applications efficiently on distributed computational infrastructures such as clusters, Grids and Clouds. COMPSs is a task based programming model known for notably improving the performance of large scale applications by automatically parallelizing their execution. Read further...

Industry news

The 6th Annual Workshop for the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group will be held as part of the SC15 Conference in Austin, Texas, all-day on November 16th. This annual workshop is organized by the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group. It provides a strong blended focus that includes both the facilities and system perspectives; from architecture through design and implementation. The topics reflect the activities and interests of the EE HPC WG. Read further...
E4 Computer Engineering has made the line-up for SC15. E4 will be showcasing the latest additions to the ARKA series, the low-power, low-energy platforms designed to appeal to the HPC world thanks to the pairing of heterogeneous ARM Architecture + GPU + IB. ARKA RK003 and RK004 platforms couple the power-efficiency of ARMv8 processor with two unique features compared to other ARM-technology systems: the high performances of NVIDIA Tesla K40/K80 GPU compute accelerators and the lowest possible latency with InfiniBand FDR. Read further...

Exascale

ETP4HPC will be present at SC15. In addition to many of its members being exhibitors, ETP4HPC is co-organiser of a BOF on Exascale challenges on November 19, 3:30pm-5pm: Key Lessons and International Collaboration Opportunities Delivered by European Cutting-Edge HPC Initiatives. The established EU-funded Exascale projects and initiatives (CRESTA, DEEP/DEEP-ER, MontBlanc, NUMEXAS, EXA2CT, EPiGRAM and NESUS) will present their status, lessons learnt and potential cross-region synergies. In addition, the long-term EU effort to develop, produce and exploit Exascale platforms continues with 19 projects within the first part of the Horizon 2020 programme addressing: HPC core technologies and architectures, programming methodologies, languages and tools, APIs and system software, new mathematical and algorithmic approaches. A European status update will be presented with an emphasis on international collaboration opportunities and mechanisms needed to integrate different approaches, both in hardware and software. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Finnish Member of the European Parliament Henna Virkkunen and Scottish Member of the European Parliament Catherine Stihler hosted a meeting on open innovation, open scholarship and open infrastructures to understand from a group of European experts how these three areas can be a strong component of a European Digital Single Market. RDA Europe provides a detailed report of the meeting. John Wood - Association of Commonwealth Universities, Sandra Collins - National Library of Ireland and Kimmo Koski - Finnish IT Center for Science presented their expert views. The Cabinet of Commissioner Günther Oettinger, represented at the meeting by Marlene Holzner, Communication Advisor, emphasized the urgency around the European Supercomputing capacity as a means for processing and exploiting the growing volumes of data, and the financial resources that are necessary to implement the HPC strategy, including paying for the infrastructure required. Read further...