Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2013-06-19

Hardware

Five leading national research and education networks (NRENs) - ESnet, Funet, Internet2, Janet and SURFnet - have launched a competition called 'Enlighten Your Research Global' (EYR-Global). The programme aims to encourage and support research collaborations by taking advantage of leading-edge, global network resources to accelerate national research. The deadline for submitting draft proposals is Monday, July 1, 2013. Read further...

Applications

Not only the sessions but also the exhibition booths at the ISC'13 event in Leipzig, have a lot to offer to the ISC participant. We took a trip across the showfloor and came up with some remarkable highlights, both on the research and the commercial spectrum of the HPC scene. Read further...

Company news

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has deployed the SGI ICE X high performance computing (HPC) system for its supercomputer Spirit, making it the 14th fastest supercomputer in the world according to TOP500. The SGI ICE X system has been deployed as part of the DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP), which provides compute resources for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) DoD Supercomputing Research Center (DSRC). Read further...
Eurotech, a company specialized in embedded and supercomputing, introduced at the International Supercomputer Conference (ISC) in Leipzig, 17-20 of June, the new version of the Aurora Tigon supercomputers, powered by the coprocessors Intel Xeon Phi 5120D, announced to the market on the occasion of the German exhibition. Read further...
International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced the fifth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the ISC'13 supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany. Prior winners were announced at the ISC'11, SC'11, ISC'12, and SC'12 supercomputing conferences. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) technologies. The programme's main goals are to showcase return on investment (ROI) and scientific success stories involving HPC; to help other users better understand the benefits of adopting HPC and justify HPC investments, especially for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs); to demonstrate the value of HPC to funding bodies and politicians; and to expand public support for increased HPC investments. Read further...
The first stage of the bullx supercomputers ordered by the French weather forecasting agency has now been installed at Météo-France's site in Toulouse and will be fully available for production this year. Read further...
RSC Group's RSC Tornado supercomputing architecture with highly efficient liquid cooling has reached 200+ TFlops per rack milestone with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor new generation. RSC Tornado architecture supports now the newest Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 7120X within just launched Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 7100 family. Read further...
Primeur Magazine interviewed Barbara Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer of Panasas, at ISC'13 in Leipzig. Panasas has a competitive parallel file system that is well used in commercial fields. Read further...