Primeur live 2015-07-13

Blog

ISC2015 in figures and facts ...

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer maintains top spot on list of world's top supercomputers ...

Exascale

Mont-Blanc HPC software stack tested on E4's HPC platform based on ARM64 Cavium ThunderX processor ...

3rd HPCG supercomputer performance list released ...

Focus on Europe

ISC2015 in figures and facts ...

Mont-Blanc HPC software stack tested on E4's HPC platform based on ARM64 Cavium ThunderX processor ...

Middleware

Bright Computing launches Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 for HPC at ISC High Performance 2015 event ...

SGI and Altair renew OEM agreement ...

DDN expands global HPC market leadership, introduces the world's highest performance entry-level Lustre appliance, and announces 3 new European customer wins ...

Allinea announces ARM 64-bit development tool suite ...

Hardware

Jülich Supercomputing Centre selects Mellanox end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution for new supercomputer system ...

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions gain momentum with industry-wide adoption to further enable scalable high-performance computing systems ...

Penguin Computing announces its densest 1U GPU server ...

Penguin Computing to launch new Penguin Tundra open compute servers featuring Cavium's 48 core ARMv8-A ThunderX processors ...

CoolIT features liquid cooling innovations in Frankfurt at ISC 2015 ...

Supermicro exhibits 1U 4x GPU/Xeon Phi SuperServer and high bandwidth 2U TwinPro², 7U SuperBlade servers featuring EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand at ISC 2015 ...

Numascale tops world record STREAM Benchmark ...

Gidel announces its next-generation of linear scalable green FPGA systems ...

The CEA agency and Atos team up to deliver an exaflop supercomputer by the year 2020 ...

New Panasas ActiveStor 18 delivers increased density, performance and scalability  ...

Applications

Kyushu University and Fujitsu Laboratories use supercomputer for real-time disaster-recovery scheduling ...

TOP500

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer maintains top spot on list of world's top supercomputers ...

3rd HPCG supercomputer performance list released ...

Company news

Bright Computing empowers partners via enhanced partner programme  ...

High Performance Computing to expand to $36 billion in 2019 ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2015-07-13

Blog

Over the next four days, the ISC High Performance conference will present the latest HPC technological developments and their application in research and commercial environments. As of this morning, 2690 HPC enthusiasts from 56 countries have registered for the conference, an 11 percent increase over 2014 attendance. Participation from a number of key nations has surged, with China more than doubling its attendee numbers, and other countries, such as France, the US, Japan, and the UK, showing double-digit increases. This represents the largest high performance computing event in European history. Read further...
For the fifth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world's no. 1 system, according to the 45th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2, led the list with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark. Read further...

Exascale

Researchers of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), involved in the Mont-Blanc project, have successfully tested one innovative server platform, based on the 64bit Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 chip and integrated by E4 Computer Engineering. The aim of the test was to prove the portability of the Mont-Blanc system software stack on new high-performance ARM based server platforms. In order to perform the tests, BSC has called for support from the Italian leading hardware OEM E4 Computer Engineering, as their collaboration goes back to when one of the first prototype of ARM+GPU cluster was devised, to produce a newer and more performing version of the cluster. Read further...
The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list will be announced at ISC'15. This is the third list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the Top 500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC'14 one year ago, containing 15 entries and the SC'14 list had 25. The current list contains more than 40 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Over the next four days, the ISC High Performance conference will present the latest HPC technological developments and their application in research and commercial environments. As of this morning, 2690 HPC enthusiasts from 56 countries have registered for the conference, an 11 percent increase over 2014 attendance. Participation from a number of key nations has surged, with China more than doubling its attendee numbers, and other countries, such as France, the US, Japan, and the UK, showing double-digit increases. This represents the largest high performance computing event in European history. Read further...
Researchers of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), involved in the Mont-Blanc project, have successfully tested one innovative server platform, based on the 64bit Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 chip and integrated by E4 Computer Engineering. The aim of the test was to prove the portability of the Mont-Blanc system software stack on new high-performance ARM based server platforms. In order to perform the tests, BSC has called for support from the Italian leading hardware OEM E4 Computer Engineering, as their collaboration goes back to when one of the first prototype of ARM+GPU cluster was devised, to produce a newer and more performing version of the cluster. Read further...

Middleware

Bright Computing, a provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and Cloud management software, will unveil Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC at ISC High Performance 2015. The event will be held July 12-16, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany. Drop by Booth #920 to see how the new Version 7.1 features help Bright Cluster Manager for HPC fulfill its mission - advanced cluster management made easy. Read further...
SGI has renewed its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement naming PBS Professional as SGI's workload manager and job scheduler with global support provided by Altair. Read further...
Continuing to build on its unmatched leadership in HPC storage, DataDirect Networks (DDN) has unveiled its new entry-level, turnkey Lustre storage appliance at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC). As a founding member of OpenSFS, DDN was the first storage vendor to support Lustre and sells and supports more Lustre environments than any other storage vendor in the world. Expanding on this experience, the DDN EXAScaler 7000 (ES7K) leverages Lustre 2.5 pre-installed and fully optimized for DDN's high-density storage appliances. ES7K delivers enterprise-level features including simple management and monitoring interfaces, and HPC-level performance that optimizes both mixed and parallel I/O performance. Read further...
Allinea Software signalled a major new addition to the ecosystem for 64-bit ARM processor servers by announcing the arrival of the Allinea Forge development tool suite for the platform. The tool suite, renowned for its ability to master multi-process and multi-threaded Linux applications, includes the powerful performance profiler Allinea MAP and debugger Allinea DDT. Read further...

Hardware

The EDR 100Gb/s solution, developed by Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has been selected to accelerate the new large-scale supercomputer JURECA at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, provided by T-Platforms and ParTec. Mellanox's end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s solutions, consisting of ConnectX-4 adapters, Switch-IB switch systems, LinkX cables, and HPC-X software, will enable JURECA with scalable application performance and system efficiency for their variety of HPC workloads. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, announced the growing industry-wide adoption of its end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions. Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, switches, cables and software are the most efficient interconnect solutions for connecting servers and storage, delivering high throughput, low latency and world leading application performance for HPC, Web 2.0, database and Cloud data centres. Read further...
Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data centre and Cloud solutions, has introduced the Relion 1904GT server, which packs four GPU accelerators in a 1U form factor. Read further...
Penguin Computing, an expert in developing open, Linux-based data centre solutions for Cloud and HPC, has made available Penguin’s Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant "Tundra" server family based on Cavium Inc.'s 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX workload optimized processors. Read further...
CoolIT Systems, a world expert in liquid cooling technologies for desktops, servers and data centres, will highlight its latest innovations in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) at the International Supercomputing Conference 2015 (ISC 2015) in Frankfurt, Germany, July 13-15. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, exhibits its latest high performance computing solutions at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. Headlining Supermicro's latest offerings for the HPC community is its new 1U 4x GPU SuperServer (SYS-1028GQ-TR/-TRT) which maximizes performance and density through pioneering non-preheat GPU architecture and PCIe direct connect - no extension cables or re-drivers - for lowest latency. Read further...
Numascale has achieved record-breaking results from a shared memory system running the McCalpin STREAM Benchmark, a synthetic benchmark programme that measures sustainable memory bandwidth and the corresponding computation rate for simple vector kernels. Numascale's cache coherent shared memory system, which was targeted for Big Data analytics, reached 10.06 TBytes/second for the Scale function. This feat ranked 53% higher than the next most scalable system on the list, which was only able to achieve 6.59 TBytes/second. Read further...
Gidel, for over 20 years a technology expert of High Performance FPGA-based computing, has made available its scalable FPGA systems enabling topology adaptation according to system requirements with direct low-latency processor-to-processor communication. This architecture enables performance scaling in linear correlation to system size. Read further...
Atos, an international expert in digital services, has signed a contract with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, CEA, to supply Tera1000, a Bull supercomputer and the forerunner to the exaflop by the end of 2020, a project entailing major technological challenges. Read further...
Panasas, an expert in high performance hybrid scale-out network attached storage (NAS) for industry and research, has introduced ActiveStor 18, its latest generation hybrid scale-out NAS appliance. ActiveStor 18 increases scalability to more than 20 petabytes (PB) and 200 gigabytes per second (GB/s) by adopting 8 terabyte (TB) drive technology. ActiveStor 18 also offers increased CPU power and twice the storage cache capacity to further accelerate mixed workload performance. Read further...

Applications

The Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University (IMI) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a supercomputer-based technology that can quickly formulate optimum work schedules for disaster recovery, such as for repairing lifelines and road networks. Read further...

TOP500

For the fifth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world's no. 1 system, according to the 45th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2, led the list with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark. Read further...
The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list will be announced at ISC'15. This is the third list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the Top 500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC'14 one year ago, containing 15 entries and the SC'14 list had 25. The current list contains more than 40 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community. Read further...

Company news

Bright Computing has launched its new and enhanced partner programme with a special roll-out at ISC High Performance 2015 in Frankfurt July 13-15. Read further...
The worldwide HPC market will grow to reach $36.1 billion in 2019, according to a new report released by Intersect360 Research, "Worldwide High Performance Computing 2014 Total Market Model and 2015–19 Forecast". The report includes the faster-growing High Performance Business Computing (HPBC) segment in addition to traditional research, science, and engineering applications in the High Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) segment. Read further...

Primeur live 2015-07-13

Blog

ISC2015 in figures and facts ...

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer maintains top spot on list of world's top supercomputers ...

Exascale

Mont-Blanc HPC software stack tested on E4's HPC platform based on ARM64 Cavium ThunderX processor ...

3rd HPCG supercomputer performance list released ...

Focus on Europe

ISC2015 in figures and facts ...

Mont-Blanc HPC software stack tested on E4's HPC platform based on ARM64 Cavium ThunderX processor ...

Middleware

Bright Computing launches Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 for HPC at ISC High Performance 2015 event ...

SGI and Altair renew OEM agreement ...

DDN expands global HPC market leadership, introduces the world's highest performance entry-level Lustre appliance, and announces 3 new European customer wins ...

Allinea announces ARM 64-bit development tool suite ...

Hardware

Jülich Supercomputing Centre selects Mellanox end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solution for new supercomputer system ...

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions gain momentum with industry-wide adoption to further enable scalable high-performance computing systems ...

Penguin Computing announces its densest 1U GPU server ...

Penguin Computing to launch new Penguin Tundra open compute servers featuring Cavium's 48 core ARMv8-A ThunderX processors ...

CoolIT features liquid cooling innovations in Frankfurt at ISC 2015 ...

Supermicro exhibits 1U 4x GPU/Xeon Phi SuperServer and high bandwidth 2U TwinPro², 7U SuperBlade servers featuring EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand at ISC 2015 ...

Numascale tops world record STREAM Benchmark ...

Gidel announces its next-generation of linear scalable green FPGA systems ...

The CEA agency and Atos team up to deliver an exaflop supercomputer by the year 2020 ...

New Panasas ActiveStor 18 delivers increased density, performance and scalability  ...

Applications

Kyushu University and Fujitsu Laboratories use supercomputer for real-time disaster-recovery scheduling ...

TOP500

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer maintains top spot on list of world's top supercomputers ...

3rd HPCG supercomputer performance list released ...

Company news

Bright Computing empowers partners via enhanced partner programme  ...

High Performance Computing to expand to $36 billion in 2019 ...