Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-08-09

Hardware

According to Oak Ridge Today, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) started the construction of the Summit supercomputer. Summit will be 5-10 times faster than Titan, ORNL told Oak Ridge Today. It will move data five to 10 times faster, store eight times more data, and perform many more calculations simultaneously than Titan which is currently the fastest ORNL supercomputer. Installation of the Summit hardware could take six months or more. Read further...

Industry news

According to the "High Performance Computing (HPC) Market Research Report - Forecast to 2022" published by Market Research Future, the global High Performance Computing Market is expected to grow at approximately USD 33 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of approx. 5% between 2016 and 2022. Read further...
HPC system integrator Rescale announced the launch of its Singapore office covering Southeast Asia. The office will be managed by Zac Leow who brings 20 years of regional experience in managing startup company growth related to business applications and hardware infrastructure. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Techparks UK features a bakcground on the supercomputers of Bristol and Bath. Just a few months ago the University of Bristol powered up its latest supercomputer, the BlueCrystal4 (BC4), which was designed, integrated and configured by OCF. Researchers at Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter Universities along with the Met Office and supercomputer maker Cray are now attempting to build the world's largest ARM-based supercomputer Isambard. Read further...
On the ExaFLOW blog, research is described by Carlos J. Falconi Delgado from the Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart e.V., describing a use case for using the ExaFLOW developed in this European exascale project for an automotive application. Using a code with a good scalability behaviour would enable more efficient computation in order to meet the fast turnaround times (<36 hours) required from the automotive industry, the blog describes. To find the optimal number of processors for massive computation, the computation time with respect to the number of cores, namely a strong scalability test has been carried out. Read further...