Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-11-17

Hardware

The Oakforest-PACS massively parallel cluster-type supercomputer, built by Fujitsu and operated by the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC), has achieved a LINPACK performance result of 13.55 petaflops, as ranked in the November TOP500 list for supercomputer performance. Given this, Oakforest-PACS has surpassed the K computer to officially become the highest performance supercomputer in Japan. The system's peak performance is 25 petaflops, which is about 2.2 times that of the K computer. Read further...
ANSYS, the High Performance Computing Center (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart and Cray Inc. have set a new supercomputing world record by scaling ANSYS Fluent to over 172,000 computer cores on the HLRS supercomputer Hazel Hen, a Cray XC40 system - enabling organisations to create innovative and groundbreaking complete virtual prototypes of their products faster and more efficiently than ever. Read further...
PRACE has announced the winners of the third and final phase of its Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP). Out of the three companies involved in the tender, E4 scored the highest points with an innovative and energy efficient OpenPOWER-based HPC cluster that will be exhibited during SC16: D.AV.I.D.E. SUPERCOMPUTER. Read further...

Industry news

Supermicro and IBM have extended their multi-faceted long-term technology relationship. Supermicro has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community that leverages the IBM POWER architecture. Supermicro is joining IBM, Google, NVIDIA, Canonical, Rackspace and more than 270 other leading technologists working collaboratively on advanced server, storage, and networking acceleration technology as well as industry leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control, and flexibility to developers of next-generation heterogeneous cloud data centres. The group makes POWER-based hardware and software available to open development, along with making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform. Read further...