Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-07-14

Industry news

At the HPC in Asia Workshop during ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Tech, gave an overview of the HPC developments in Japan. In the current TOP500 list, there are currently two Japanese machines in the top10. The Oakforest-PACS at position 7, and the K computer at 8. But if you look at other lists, for instance the HPCG list, a Japanese machine, the K computer - is nr. 1 and another Japanese machine is nr. 4. If you look at the Green500 again a Japanese machine, the TSUBAME 3.0 is nr. 1. In fact, the first 4 places on the TOP500 are for Japanese machines. These machines are, to some degree, AI focused machines. So the most efficient machines in Japan, in terms of Green are not real HPC machines, but are AI/Big Data systems. Read further...
OpenSFS has released Lustre 2.10.0. It is available for download. Some new features include Progressive File Layouts; Multi-Rail LNet; Project quota and Simplified Userspace Snapshots. Read further...
The PEARC17 awards were presented at the conference last day. The Phil Andrews Best Technology Paper award went to "Stampede 2: The Evolution of an XSEDE Supercomputer". The Best Software and Data Paper to "Data access for LIGO on the OSG". Read further...
The Human Brain Project (HBP) has published a call for Co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation. Closing date for application is 2017-09-30. HBP is developing an innovative ICT infrastructure (the HBP Joint Platform), that will help neuroscientists and clinical researchers integrate data and knowledge about the brain across all levels of its spatial and temporal organisation. Using detailed digital representations, reconstructions, and simulations, it aims to give tools to thousands of researchers to advance and accelerate our understanding of the functioning of the human brain and its diseases.Through this Call for Expressions of Interest (CEoI), the HBP is looking for new Partners with a strong track record in the development of digital infrastructure in large neuroscience projects or equivalent to join the project's next phase, which will be funded under Horizon 2020 (H2020). Read further...