Primeur live 2012-11-14

Hardware

Convey Computer introduces innovative computer architecture for Big Data ...

SGI announces full support for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor across all server lines ...

Mellanox Connect-IB InfiniBand adapter achieves world record performance results ...

Mellanox introduces MetroX - long haul InfiniBand Switch solutions ...

Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions enable new levels of research at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

New Convey MX demonstrates leading power/performance on Graph 500 benchmark ...

Applications

HPC organisations combine forces at SC12 to support the growing use of Slurm workload manager ...

COSMOS Supercomputer utilizes Adaptive Computing technology to uncover mysteries of the Universe ...

XtreemFS 1.4 released at Supercomputing 2012 ...

SGI's Big Brain Computer powers the Global Twitter Heartbeat ...

NASA missions featured at Supercomputing Conference ...

TOP500

OpenFabrics Alliance announces OpenFabrics software powers 224 supercomputers in the TOP500 ...

InfiniBand leadership continues to grow; now connecting 224 systems on the TOP500, nearly 20 percent more than Ethernet ...

Company news

New Russian RSC Tornado SUSU energy efficient supercomputer is Europe's largest university cluster with the latest Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

New Russian energy efficient supercomputer MVS-10P based on RSC Tornado architecture is Europe's largest project with new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

Allinea MAPs out new performance tool and crowd-sources design ...

Adaptive Computing supports latest supercomputing technology and boosts scheduling efficiency with Moab HPC Suite 7.2 ...

Intel delivers new architecture for discovery with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

SARA selects Bull for delivery of new petascale national supercomputer ...

Asco opts for a bullx supercomputer from Bull ...

HP ProLiant servers deliver extreme compute performance ...

Accelerators everywhere: SGI offers new NVIDIA Tesla K20 and K20X GPU accelerators across all server lines ...

Mellanox expands line of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand switch solutions with 12-port switch system for small scale, storage and embedded applications ...

L3 routing introduced for Mellanox 10/40GbE switches ...

Mellanox announces Unified Fabric Manager (UFM-SDN) data centre appliance and UFM software version 4.0 ...

Supermicro FatTwin delivers 16% net power savings to transform the HPC landscape ...

Supermicro new 4U FatTwin supports 12x Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

E4 Computer Engineering introduces the Carma Cluster series powered by Seco, a new family of energy efficient solutions aimed at HPC and data centre users ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2012-11-4

Hardware

Convey Computer Corporation has launched a new computer architecture - the MX Series - that directly addresses the computing needs of high-performance analytics applications. Read further...
SGI has received support of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor in fully managed and integrated solutions across its entire server product line. By combining the power of Intel Xeon Phi, which offers over one Teraflop double-precision performance per coprocessor, with SGI's leading server platforms, customers can now take advantage of dramatic performance improvements for parallel workloads in an x86 programming model. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd.'s recently announced next-generation InfiniBand adapter, Connect-IB, achieved world-record performance results, enabling the creation of highly scalable server and storage connected infrastructures. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has introduced the MetroX series of long distance InfiniBand switch solutions. Today, InfiniBand solutions are being deployed within the data center to effectively connect between servers and between servers and storage. MetroX enables native InfiniBand and RDMA connectivity between data centers across multiple geographically distributed sites. Read further...
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has deployed Mellanox FDR 56Gbp/s InfiniBand with RDMA to build a cost-effective and scalable 100Gb/s network for compute and storage connectivity. Read further...
Convey Computer Corporation has announced results for the November 2012 Graph 500 benchmark. Convey systems dominated power/performance with the five fastest entries (sorted by GTEPS) for single-node systems. High performance in a single-node, power-efficient package allows customers to install a highly efficient, affordable system for their data-intensive applications. Read further...

Applications

SchedMD, NVIDIA, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Intel, Greenplum/EMC, CSCS, CEA, Bull and Bright Computing launch an initiative to promote use of the Slurm open source workload manager. Slurm is one of the most powerful and scalable workload managers in HPC, yet it is probably the least well known. This low profile is about to change. Read further...
The COSMOS Supercomputer Consortium, founded by Stephen Hawking and part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council DiRAC High Performance Computing facility, has chosen Moab HPC Suite 7.2 to manage its groundbreaking scientific computing workloads. Read further...
XtreemFS 1.4, a new stable release of the Cloud file system XtreemFS, has been released. This release is the result of almost one thousand changes ("commits") to the code repository, and extensive testing throughout the year. Read further...
SGI has partnered with Kalev H. Leetaru of the University of Illinois and Dr. Shaowen Wang of the CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information (CIGI) Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to create the Global Twitter Heartbeat, a first ever real-time combined population, tone and geographic analysis and visualization of Tweets on a SGI UV 2000 Big Brain computer. Read further...
Some of NASA's most exciting achievements are being showcased at the 25th international Supercomputing Conference (SC12), scheduled November 10-16, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Highlighted accomplishments include the orchestration of the perfect Mars Curiosity rover landing, the Kepler mission's discovery of new planets in the Milky Way galaxy, advances in our understanding of Earth's weather and climate through high-resolution four-dimensional models, and the complex engineering calculations behind the next-generation Space Launch System (SLS). Read further...

TOP500

224 TOP500 supercomputers are using OpenFabrics Software (OFS) in their high performance computing (HPC) clusters, including two of the top 10. Clusters using OpenFabrics Alliance's (OFA) OFS driver stacks and application libraries achieve the highest performance of all clusters using standard interconnects. Read further...
Mellanox Technologie continued its lead as the global interconnect solution provider for the TOP500 list of supercomputers with InfiniBand further growing as the top interconnect of choice for the TOP500 with 224 clusters. From June 2012 to November 2012, the number of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand systems increased by nearly 2.3X, including the top two ranked InfiniBand systems on the list, showing the increasing demand for higher performance, scalability and efficiency. Read further...

Company news

At SC12, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, RSC Group, a Russian and CIS full cycle developer and HPC solutions provider, announced that the new RSC Tornado SUSU energy efficient supercomputer is being created at a supercomputing centre in South Ural State University (SUSU), Chelyabinsk, Russia on the basis of existing infrastructure previously deployed by RSC. Read further...
At SC12, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, RSC Group, a Russian and CIS full cycle developer and HPC solutions provider, has demonstrated a prototype of a 10 Petaflop/s supercomputing system at the Joint Supercomputer Center (JSCC) of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS). The MVS-10P supercomputer based on RSC Tornado architecture is Russia's, CIS and Europe's largest system with the latest Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Read further...
Allinea Software shifted the performance landscape at SC12 with the announcement of a new performance analysis tool, Allinea MAP. Better known for their high-performance, scalable parallel debugger, Allinea DDT, the company has taken an unusual tack in developing the new product. Read further...
Adaptive Computing has released Moab HPC Suite 7.2. This new version brings together enhancements to accelerate productivity as workload demands increase and introduces scheduling abilities for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Read further...
Intel Corporation introduced the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. Based on the Intel Many Integrated Core (Intel MIC) architecture, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors will complement the existing Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/4600 product families to deliver unprecedented performance for highly parallel applications. The Intel Xeon processor E5 family is a high-performance computing workhorse that has powered numerous Top500 systems to Petascale performance (1 quadrillion floating point operations per second). Now with Intel Xeon Phi products handling much of the "highly parallel" processing to help supercomputers produce answers for a wide range of scientific and technical disciplines such as genetic research, oil and gas exploration and climate modelling, Intel believes that this powerful combination will help blaze a path to Exascale computing, which would mark a thousand-fold increase in computational capabilities over Petascale. Read further...
SARA and Bull have signed an agreement for the delivery of the new Dutch national supercomputer by Bull. The new system, which will be operational in the first half of 2013, replaces the current IBM system Huygens at SARA. In the coming years, science and business in the Netherlands can make use of a state-of-the-art and cost-effective supercomputer, allowing them to continue performing advanced research in the future. The investment for the new system is made possible by SURF, with contributions from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. Read further...
Asco, the Belgium-based company that has specialized for almost 60 years in manufacturing spare parts and materials for the aeronautical industry, has chosen a bullx supercomputer to run its simulations. Read further...
HP has extended its HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) portfolio with new servers that deliver unprecedented processor power for extreme compute performance needed to accelerate research for leading government, academic and industrial institutions. Read further...
SGI has made available NVIDIA Tesla K20 family of GPU accelerators in fully managed and integrated solutions across its entire server product line. Completely integrated and tested in SGI's manufacturing facility, the solutions include SGI Management Center software and options like Performance Suite and SGI InfiniteStorage to make customers productive in just hours not weeks. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has expanded its line of end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions with new 12-port non-blocking fixed switches. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has made available L3 software features in MLNX-OS, the company's switch software stack. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has launched its Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) appliance with Software Defined Networking support (UFM-SDN), allowing IT administrators to effectively manage and optimize their data centre resources from a centralized place. Read further...
Super Micro Computer will showcase its expansive lineup of SuperServer, SuperStorage and networking solutions geared for high performance computing (HPC) at Supercomputing 2012 (SC12) in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 12-15. Supermicro is also showing its latest FatTwin platforms which provide the industry's highest density in storage of 8x 3.5" HDDs in 1U, and 12x highly parallel processing, double-width GPU/MIC cards in 4U. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc. has readied a wide selection of server platforms for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors based on Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture in form-factors ranging from 1U-3U rack mount systems to 4U Tower servers. Read further...
E4 Computer Engineering, an Italian manufacturer for HPC environments, has launched a new series to add to its wide product portfolio, the Carma Cluster series powered by Seco. The E4 Carma Cluster series powered by Seco offers a range of low-power, low-energy appliances designed to appeal to the HPC world thanks to the pairing of a heterogeneous ARM+GPU (NVIDIA Tegra 3 + Quadro GPU). In fact, with the present generation of ARM CPUs it is not possible to address algorithm based on Floating Points arithmetic, therefore most of scientific applications are excluded. CUDA enabled Quadro GPU broadens the range of applications that can be addressed and gives a huge boost to performance. Read further...

Primeur live 2012-11-14

Hardware

Convey Computer introduces innovative computer architecture for Big Data ...

SGI announces full support for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor across all server lines ...

Mellanox Connect-IB InfiniBand adapter achieves world record performance results ...

Mellanox introduces MetroX - long haul InfiniBand Switch solutions ...

Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions enable new levels of research at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

New Convey MX demonstrates leading power/performance on Graph 500 benchmark ...

Applications

HPC organisations combine forces at SC12 to support the growing use of Slurm workload manager ...

COSMOS Supercomputer utilizes Adaptive Computing technology to uncover mysteries of the Universe ...

XtreemFS 1.4 released at Supercomputing 2012 ...

SGI's Big Brain Computer powers the Global Twitter Heartbeat ...

NASA missions featured at Supercomputing Conference ...

TOP500

OpenFabrics Alliance announces OpenFabrics software powers 224 supercomputers in the TOP500 ...

InfiniBand leadership continues to grow; now connecting 224 systems on the TOP500, nearly 20 percent more than Ethernet ...

Company news

New Russian RSC Tornado SUSU energy efficient supercomputer is Europe's largest university cluster with the latest Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

New Russian energy efficient supercomputer MVS-10P based on RSC Tornado architecture is Europe's largest project with new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

Allinea MAPs out new performance tool and crowd-sources design ...

Adaptive Computing supports latest supercomputing technology and boosts scheduling efficiency with Moab HPC Suite 7.2 ...

Intel delivers new architecture for discovery with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

SARA selects Bull for delivery of new petascale national supercomputer ...

Asco opts for a bullx supercomputer from Bull ...

HP ProLiant servers deliver extreme compute performance ...

Accelerators everywhere: SGI offers new NVIDIA Tesla K20 and K20X GPU accelerators across all server lines ...

Mellanox expands line of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand switch solutions with 12-port switch system for small scale, storage and embedded applications ...

L3 routing introduced for Mellanox 10/40GbE switches ...

Mellanox announces Unified Fabric Manager (UFM-SDN) data centre appliance and UFM software version 4.0 ...

Supermicro FatTwin delivers 16% net power savings to transform the HPC landscape ...

Supermicro new 4U FatTwin supports 12x Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors ...

E4 Computer Engineering introduces the Carma Cluster series powered by Seco, a new family of energy efficient solutions aimed at HPC and data centre users ...