Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-07-14

Industry news

At a joint ceremony, the universities of Freiburg and Tübingen have inaugurated their new supercomputers. The machines are available to all researchers in specific disciplines in the country of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. NEMO in Freiburg, with 750 Intel compute nodes, each with 20 cores, is the largest one. The machine manufactured by DALCO is nr. 214 in the TOP500. The machine in Tübingen, called BinAC and manufactured by MEGWARE is nr. 413 in the TOP500. This machine has Intel 296 compute nodes, each with 28 cores, and 4 nodes with 40 cores. The system also has 120 NVIDIA GPUs. Read further...
On the CSC blog, Kimmi Koski tries to explain the mix of new words, programmes, and projects in the e-Infrastructure field, from Cloud to HPC, and from data infrastructure to quantum computing. "However, despite all the possible confusion, the target - promoting European solutions and collaboration using cloud services - is of utmost importance for Europe's competitiveness. It is also crucial that the Commission has taken this seriously and decided to invest in cloud", Koski writes. "In Europe we already have a good existing e-infrastructure base to build upon, so the wheel should not be reinvented all over again. Instead, we can leverage the existing capacity and knowledge ensuring also interoperability. One issue still to solve is the sustainable funding of the infrastructures for Open Science", he continues, closing with an invitation to start working. Read further...