Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2012-06-18

Applications

Guus Dekkers from Airbus was the first keynote speaker at ISC'12. The Airbus site in Hamburg has 11.900 employees. The company is growing fast. Today, Airbus is building the Ariane, A380, Eurofighter, and EC135. Tomorrow it will be the A350XWB, Talarion USA, ATV, A400M, and Bluecopter. Without the use of HPC nothing of this would be possible, as Guus Dekkers demonstrated in his presentation. Read further...

TOP500

For the first time since November 2009, a United States supercomputer sits atop the TOP500 list of the world's top supercomputers. Named Sequoia, the IBM BlueGene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory achieved an impressive 16.32 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark using 1,572,864 cores. Read further...
The ISC Conference series have reached yet another milestone in Hamburg at the ongoing ISC'12 edition with a record attendance of 2247 HPC fans from 55 countries. For the first time, all 27 countries in the European Union are represented. Germany still has the most attendants, followed by the USA and the UK. And the 39th edition of the TOP500 list has a new number one: Sequoia, the IBM BlueGene/Q system at Lawrence Livermore. Erich Strohmaier presented the traditional overview of the new TOP500 list with a totally changed Top10 that includes no less than six new systems. Read further...

The Grid

DEGISCO partner Federal University of Campina Grande has just released version 4.3.0 of OurGrid. OurGrid is an open source grid middleware based on a peer-to-peer architecture. Read further...

Company news

Major suppliers of High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies including Allinea, ARM, Bull, Caps Entreprise, Eurotech, IBM, Intel, ParTec, STMicroelectronics and Xyratex in association with HPC research centres BSC, CEA, CINECA, Fraunhofer, Forschungszentrum Juelich and LRZ have created a European Technology Platform for HPC (ETP4HPC) and released the ETP's Vision document to improve Europe's position in the domain of HPC technologies. Read further...
Xyratex Ltd., a provider of data storage technology, has launched the ClusterStor 6000, the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry's fastest data storage solution delivering two times the Lustre file system performance over competing designs. With an enterprise level resiliency architecture, ClusterStor 6000 provides the highest levels in integrated solution reliability, availability and serviceability. ClusterStor 6000 will be available exclusively through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the third quarter of this year. Read further...
Fujitsu has been selected to deliver and install a new supercomputer, as well as to establish a Collaboration with the Australian National University's (ANU) National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) to provide high-end computational services to the Australian research community. The new x86 cluster-type supercomputer based on Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers will be deployed in a new data centre in Canberra, Australia starting in mid-December 2012, with handover set to be completed in early 2013. Read further...
NVIDIA® Tesla GPUs are now available in Fujitsu's PRIMERGY CX400 S1 servers, offering high-performance GPU-accelerated computing to Fujitsu's large installed base of customers in Japan and Europe. Read further...
T-Platforms, a global supplier of solutions and services for high-performance computing, has launched the new T-Mini P deskside HPC system solution. Read further...
T-Platforms is showcasing its latest offerings at the International Supercomputer Conference (ISC'12) held in Hamburg, Germany, on June 17-21, 2012. Read further...
The Intel Intel Xeon Phi product family based on Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture represents a leap forward in performance and compatibility. With the ability to run over a trillion calculations per second, it is more important than ever to have an easy-to-use, scalable and dependable debugging toolkit - Allinea DDT. Read further...
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family reached a new supercomputing milestone as the fastest adopted new processing technology to power 44 systems, including 3 Petascale-class supercomputers on the 39th edition of the Top500. The "SuperMUC" supercomputer at LRZ in Germany, which ranked fourth on the list, delivers 2.9 PetaFLOPs of performance, making it the most powerful in Europe, as well as the largest installation based on the new Intel Xeon processors E5 family. Read further...