Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2010-05-31

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Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference Already for the 15th year, Primeur magazine will report Live! from the ISC10 supercomputing event in Hamburg. The supercomputing started in Mannheim 25 years ago. As each year, Primeur Live! will bring you the latest news from the supercomputing event. Blogging? Twitter? We already brought you Live news from supercomputing events before these came along and plan to bring you Live! news from HPC events when these have long been forgotten. We will send the Live! issues to a regular subscribers. You can apply for a trial subscription if you are interested or visit Primeur Live: http://primeurmagazine.com/live !. Or follow us Live! on Twitter from the ISC10 supercomputer conference in Hamburg. "http://twitter.com/primeurmagazine . Issues published: Monday 2010-05-31 Tuesday 2010-06-01 Wednesday 2010-06-02 Thursday 2010-06-03 Read further...

Hardware

Heavy rains with thunder and lightning were adding to the Hamburg harbour mystique on Sunday evening but there was more thunder and lightning at the ISC'10 opening on Monday morning, May 31st, with news about three Petascale systems in the 35th TOP500 edition and the rising star of multicore architectures during the press conference. Read further...

TOP500

China's ambition to enter the supercomputing arena has become obvious with a system called Nebulae, built from a Dawning TC3600 Blade system with Intel X5650 processors and NVidia Tesla C2050 GPUs. Nebulae is currently the fastest system worldwide in theoretical peak performance at 2.98 PFlop/s. With a Linpack performance of 1.271 PFlop/s it holds the no. 2 spot on the 35th edition of the closely watched TOP500 list of supercomputers. Read further...

Company news

Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing (HPC) solutions, is expanding its presence in Europe with a broad range of HPC solutions, from its integrated Linux clusters to its Penguin-on-Demand (POD) Cloud computing service. Read further...
Numascale, an innovator of revolutionary technology for cost-effective SMP and cluster systems for HPC, will officially demonstrate a live SMP cluster based on AMD Opteron processors and NumaConnect SDK at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'10) in Hamburg starting May 31, 2010. Read further...
The Military Applications Department of the French Atomic Energy Authority (the CEA) and Bull have powered up for the first time the CEA's new Tera 100 supercomputer. The result of a collaborative programme between Bull and the CEA which began in 2008, Tera 100 is the first petaflops-scale supercomputer ever designed and developed in Europe. Its theoretical maximum power of 1.25 Petaflops means it ranks among the three most powerful supercomputers in the world. Tera 100 is destined for the French nuclear weapons simulation programme, aimed at guaranteeing the reliability of nuclear deterrent weapons. Read further...
T-Platforms, a provider of HPC systems, services and solutions, has opened a new Hannover office that marks their formal entry into Western Europe. The company's expansion plans include offices and an extensive technical support infrastructure in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain, with the Hannover office serving as the primary T-Platforms interface for all of Europe. Read further...
A team of researchers from Chuo University, Kyoto University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research - known as Riken - employed the T2K Open Supercomputer, which was delivered by Fujitsu to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, to successfully compute with high precision, as a world first, an optimization problem to reveal the molecular behaviour of ethane (CH3 only), ammonia (NH3) and oxygen (O2). Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in server technology innovation and green computing, has formally opened its Netherlands system integration logistics centre to better service its European customers. Driven by strong demand from the company's entire EMEA customer base, Supermicro just doubled its logistics capacity last year. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has made available NVIDIA GPUDirect technology with Mellanox ConnectX-2 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters that boosts GPU-based cluster efficiency and increases performance by an order of magnitude over today’s fastest high-performance computing clusters. Read further...
Cray Inc. has selected the LSI Engenio 2600 storage system for integration with the new Cray CX1000 supercomputer. The Engenio 2600 is an entry-level storage system designed to provide customers with midrange performance and advanced functionality without sacrificing simplicity or affordability. Read further...
AMD continues to hold the reigning spot on the TOP500 Supercomputer list announced at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Jaguar, the world's highest performing system, is a massive, 1.75 petaflop Cray XT5 supercomputer based on the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor and features almost a quarter of a million cores. Read further...
During the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), Intel Corporation announced plans to deliver new products based on the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture that will create platforms running at trillions of calculations per second, while also retaining the benefits of standard Intel processors. Read further...
SGI, a global expert in HPC and data centre solutions, has made available SGI Management Center (SMC) and SGI ProPackTM 7. SMC is the comprehensive control centre and central interface for system management of SGI platforms that provides a single point of management across individual servers to racks to entire SGI systems. SGI ProPack 7 is the latest version of SGI's suite of tools and libraries that enable industry-leading application performance on standard Linux distributions. SGI software products are designed and built on open standards supporting Linux distributions from Red Hat and Novell. SGI also integrates and certifies leading third-party software tools to provide best-in-class open software stacks for customers' most demanding workloads. Read further...
SGI has launched a new Universal class of ICE Cube, the company's award-winning modular data centre for extreme server and storage densities. The Universal ICE Cube models are fully optimized to accommodate all SGI server and storage systems, bringing unparalleled compute flexibility and deployment options to a wide range of vertical markets. In addition to models cooled with chilled water, SGI is also announcing an air-cooled design to greatly increase deployment flexibility. Read further...
On the first day of this year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'10), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel and ParTec have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory at Jülich. The new lab will be a private/public collaboration and will explore the key challenges of building computing systems with a thousand times the performance of today's fastest supercomputers. Read further...