Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2011-06-22

Hardware

At the ISC'11 Panasas booth we had a talk with Geoffrey Noer, Senior Director of Product Marketing. Panasas is presenting its fourth generation of blade systems. The company has a new executive team and is planning to nearly double its staff this year despite the economic recession. They have a large interest for expansion in Europe and Asia. With the launch of ActivStor11, the company is focusing customers who seek to purchase a scalable storage solution. Panasas likes to keep its existing customers happy by offering them flexibility at reasonable prices as their need for storage grows with the years. Read further...

Applications

In the Wednesday morning session on "State of the Art in Visualization" at ISC'11 Stephan Olbrich from the University of Hamburg held a talk on scalable in-situ data extraction and visualization in massively parallel simulation applications. Simulation applications are compute- and data-intensive. Think about high-resolution, time-dependent simulation, such as atmospheric convection and turbulent flows. With the Parallel Large-Eddy Simulation Model (PALM), simulating unsteady flow phenomena on a 3D grid with about 10 to 11th data points for about 10 to 4th time steps utilizes up to 4096 cores. Storing all resulting scalar and vactor values per grid cell and time step amounts to a raw data volume of about 10.000 terabytes. Currently, this cannot be stored or post-processed. Read further...
Uwe Woessner from the High Performance Computing Center in Stuttgart (HLRS) was the second speaker in the "State of the Art in Visualization" session. He shared his enthusiasm for automotive industry visualization and virtual prototyping with the audience and explained how you can build up a virtual test drive from hybrid prototypes. It is hard and serious business indeed but also a hell of a lot of fun. Read further...

TOP500

T-Platforms, an international developer of supercomputers and supplier of a full range of solutions and services for high-performance computing, has completed its project to modernize Russia's most powerful supercomputer, "Lomonosov". As a result, the performance of the computer complex, installed at Lomonosov Moscow State University, has reached the level of 1.3 PFLOPS, unsurpassed in Russia, which positioned it to achieve 13th place in the latest edition of the TOP500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. Read further...

Company news

Adaptive Computing, an expert in unified intelligent automation technology, has achieved significant enhancements to its Moab HPC product line to address the increasing complexity and scale of next-generation HPC systems. Moab 6.1 HPC delivers ten times the scalability for high throughput computing, significant productivity improvements and enhances control over job arrays and maximized GPGPU utilization for large-scale, heterogeneous HPC environments. The announcement confirms Adaptive Computing's commitment to existing and new HPC and high throughput computing customers by addressing their increasingly advanced, complex needs. Read further...
The University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England has selected Moab Adaptive HPC Suite as its intelligent automation software solution. Adaptive Computing's innovative technology reduces air conditioning costs and input power for the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BlueBear). With Moab Adaptive HPC Suite, the annual cost savings on input power and air conditioning costs for BlueBear are estimated at 10% of the total power bill for running the cluster - totaling approximately GBP 10,000 or 16,000 USD. Read further...
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has chosen Moab Adaptive HPC Suite to manage the organisation's new high performance computing facility. With Adaptive Computing's flexible technology, the ICR can now process and work flow-manage large data sets of its researchers' genetic and molecular discoveries, and employ key reporting features to inform its diverse group of stakeholders and advise on the future expansion of its high performance computing capability. Read further...
Penguin Computing chose Adaptive Computing's Moab ClusterSuite to manage the workload on its HPC Cloud offering Penguin on Demand (POD). POD is currently the only on-demand HPC offering that supports 'bare metal' execution of compute jobs, effectively providing public access to a supercomputer to users that require compute capacity that is unavailable in-house. Read further...
Numascale, a provider of innovative technology for cost-effective shared memory and cluster computer systems, has provided support for their NumaConnect technology on new servers from IBM and Supermicro. Both servers use Socket G34, supporting the 8 or 12 core AMD Opteron Magny-Cours processors. This lays the foundation for an increased scalability in high-performance SMP systems using standard servers and NumaConnect SMP adapters. Read further...
Mellanox's line of industry and performance-leading InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputers are available through NEC HPC Europe. The move enables NEC to address the growing demand for Mellanox's end-to-end connectivity products and advanced technology from leading European HPC centres, Cloud computing providers and enterprise customers. Read further...
Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), have introduced world-leading scalability achieved with LLNL supercomputers and Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect solutions. The results are based on collaboration between the two organisations to enhance high-performance computing (HPC) software drivers and MPI libraries on top of Mellanox's scalable interconnect solutions. The joint effort has delivered new levels of workload performance and maximized the return on investment for LLNL users. Read further...
Mellanox has introduced a complete solution for FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand consisting of adapter cards, switch systems, software and cables, becoming the first company to deliver a complete and robust end-to-end FDR InfiniBand infrastructure. Read further...
SGI plans to deliver next generation supercomputers with Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, based on Intel x86 architecture, and announced a strategic development partnership with Intel Corporation to deliver such systems. Read further...
Platform Computing's collaboration and technology partnership with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been recognized as a 2011 Honors Laureate candidate byComputerworld. The annual award programme, which honours visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change, recognized CERN's groundbreaking research. The research was made possible by its implementation of the world's largest Cloud computing environment for scientific collaboration, which is managed by Platform Computing. Read further...
Bright Computing, an expert in cluster management software, is teaming with partners NVIDIA and NextIO in a panel discussion at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Hamburg, Germany. A European HPC journalist moderates as representatives from the three companies explore lessons in deriving maximum value from GPUs in high performance computing, including when not to use the accelerators. Read further...
Cray Inc. has sold a Cray XE6m supercomputer to GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company. The new Cray XE6m supercomputer will be used to support simulation-based engineering and science across the various disciplines at GE Global Research. The Cray system will give GE Global Research the ability to run more complex simulations in order to explore multi-physics challenges, gain higher fidelity insights and pursue areas of science and product development that could not be simulated using standard commodity clusters. Read further...

Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...