Primeur live 2017-06-19

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Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 sets a new record with 3200 attendees ...

GCS embarks on its 'smart exascale' decade ...

Netherlands eScience Center in search of new Director Operations ...

ISC 2017 opens its doors to the HPC community ...

Middleware

NASA Ames Research Center selects Mellanox InfiniBand for new scalable supercomputer ...

Kyushu University's new supercomputer accelerated by Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions ...

Hardware

NEC supplies LX supercomputer to Czech Hydrometeorological Institute ...

2016 HPC market model and five-year forecast snapshot ...

Cray awarded $18 million supercomputer contract from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research ...

HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance ccomputing solutions ...

Atos wins contract to provide GENCI with one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

Fujitsu receives order from Kyushu University for new top-class supercomputer system ...

TOP500

NVIDIA powers the world's top 13 most energy efficient supercomputers ...

Only one change in TOP500's top10 this time: Swiss Piz Daint system lands at rank 3 ...

TOP500 list refreshed, US edged out of third place ...

Company news

STULZ and CoolIT Systems launch liquid cooled micro data centre for HPC ...

Atos expands range of supercomputers to include ARM processors with new Bull Sequana X1310 ...

Cavium expands the ThunderX2 server ecosystem for Cloud and HPC applications ...

Bright Computing announces Cloud bursting support for Microsoft Azure ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2017-06-19

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Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview Primeur magazine did report extensively from the major supercomputing conference ISC'17 in Frankfurt. A list of the issues we did publish. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Over the next four days, ISC High Performance will be unveiling the latest HPC technologies and their application in research and commercial environments. As of 8:30 a.m. on June 19, 3200 HPC enthusiasts from 60 countries have registered for the conference, a three percent increase over 2017 attendance. The event also received an international media spotlight, with 60 technical and business journalists on site to provide live coverage of the exhibition and the conference sessions. Read further...
The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) has secured funding for another decade of excellence and innovation in high-performance computing (HPC). Financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the science ministries of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhein-Westphalia, GCS is the umbrella organisation of Germany's three national supercomputing facilities, the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ). Read further...
The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) is an expertise centre for strengthening scientific research with digital technology. NLeSC is currently looking for a new Director Operations. The Director Operations is responsible for all financial and legal matters at the eScience Center, administrative processes around the project portfolio, housing and office IT, and human resource management. The candidate steers a small team of financial and human resource advisors and is part of the management team of the eScience Center. The candidate makes sure the internal processes run smoothly and has the final responsibility on the administrative and human resources matters. Together with other members of the management team strategic directions are developed and the implementation is overseen. The application deadline is 31 July 2017. Read further...
Over 3,000 attendees from 58 countries will be converging on the city of Frankfurt to attend the 32nd ISC High Performance conference, living up to its reputation as the largest HPC forum in Europe. Current registration numbers are eight percent higher than last year, promising an increase in attendance from Germany, the US, the UK and Japan. If the current trend continues, the conference will make history with record attendance. Read further...

Middleware

NASA Ames Research Center has selected the Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions and the new HPE SGI 8600 liquid cooled platform to expand their "Electra" supercomputing cluster with next generation interconnect and processor technology. This system expansion will leverage Mellanox In-Network Computing technology that enables smart offloading, to achieve highest level of applications performance and efficiency. The system will utilize the HPE Enhanced Hypercube system topology which today is the backbone of the NASA Ames, "Pleiades" supercomputer. The addition to the Electra supercomputer will be installed in the second part of 2017, and is expected to continue to scale in the future. Read further...
Research Institute for Information Technology (RIIT) at the Kyushu University, Japan, will introduce Mellanox EDR InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions for their new supercomputer, a Fujitsu-built system comprised of a PRIMERGY server solution. The InfiniBand technology provides the university with smart accelerations, enabling in-network-computing. This ensures faster data processing, higher performance, and efficiency for the various applications workloads. The system is planned to be fully operational by January 2018, and to deliver over 10 Petaflop of peak computing power. Read further...

Hardware

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) in the Czech Republic has selected NEC Deutschland GmbH to provide the next generation supercomputer system utilizing NEC's scale-out LX series compute servers for their weather forecasts. Read further...
Intersect360 Research has released the overview of its latest market model and forecast, sizing the 2016 worldwide HPC market at $35.6 billion and predicting that the total market will reach $43.9 billion by 2021. Read further...
Cray Inc. has been awarded a contract with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) valued at more than $18 million to provide NIWA and its partner, the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI), with three Cray supercomputers - two Cray XC50 supercomputers and a Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer. Read further...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has launched a new generation of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, software and services to accelerate scientific, engineering and business innovation. The new HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10, HPE SGI 8600 and HPE Apollo 10 Series systems are workload-optimized to deliver faster, more efficient insights while reducing vulnerability to cyber-attacks and improving economic control. Read further...
Atos, through its technology brand Bull, has won a contract with GENCI - Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif - to deliver one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, planned for the end of 2017. A successor of the Curie system installed at the TGCC - Très Grand Centre de Calcul of the CEA in Bruyères-Le-Chatel, the Bull Sequana supercomputer has an overall power of 9 petaflops and can carry out 9 million billion operations per second. It will be used for research purposes in France and Europe. The announcement was formalised on June 14, 2017 at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. Read further...
Fujitsu has received an order from the Research Institute for Information Technology at Kyushu University for a new supercomputer system, which will steadily ramp up operations starting in October 2017. This system will consist of over 2,000 servers, including the Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX400, the next-generation model of Fujitsu's x86 server. It is expected to offer top-class performance in Japan, providing a theoretical peak performance of about 10 petaflops. This will also be Japan's first supercomputer system featuring a large-scale private Cloud environment constructed on a front-end sub system, linked with a computational server of a back-end sub system through a high-speed file system. Read further...

TOP500

Advancing the path to exascale computing, the NVIDIA Tesla AI supercomputing platform powers the top 13 measured systems on the new Green500 list of the world's most energy-efficient high performance computing (HPC) systems. All 13 use NVIDIA Tesla P100 data centre GPU accelerators, including four systems based on the NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer. Read further...
At the ISC17 opening session in Frankfurt Erich Strohmaier was awarded the ISC Fellowship for ongoing contributions to the advancement of HPC, the community and the ISC High Performance conference series. For the 28th time, he presented his insights and analysis with regard to the TOP500. The list had its 49th release at ISC17. This time, the only change in the Top10 was that the upgraded Piz Daint, located in Switzerland, landed on the third spot. The newly upgraded Piz Daint has more than twice as much performance as the old Piz Daint system. Read further...
The 49th edition of the TOP500 list has been released in conjunction with the opening session of the ISC High Performance conference, which is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. The list ranks the world's most powerful supercomputers based on the Linpack benchmark and is released twice per year. In the latest rankings, the Sunway TaihuLight, a system developed by China's National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, maintains its top position. With a Linpack performance of 93 petaflops, TaihuLight is far and away the most powerful number-cruncher on the planet. Read further...

Company news

CoolIT Systems, in partnership with STULZ, has launched a liquid cooled micro data centre for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. The unified solution, named STULZ Micro DC, combines CoolIT's industry-leading efficient Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology (Rack DCLC) with STULZ' world-renowned mission critical air cooling products to create a single enclosed solution for managing high-density compute requirements. Read further...
Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has launched the Bull Sequana X1310, the first productized supercomputer to use ARM processors. This new model is part of its Bull Sequana X1000 supercomputer range. Bull Sequana is an open range of supercomputers that is ready to support future Exascale technologies - which will make it possible to process a billion billion operations per second. Read further...
Cavium Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data centre, Cloud, wired and wireless networking, continues to aggressively expand the ThunderX2 server ecosystem with a broad array of commercial and open source partners. Read further...
Bright Computing, a global expert in cluster and Cloud infrastructure automation software, announced that the latest generation of Bright Cluster Manager, version 8.0, includes support for Microsoft Azure. Bright will demonstrate their Azure Cloud bursting capabilities at ISC 2017 in booth # D-1021, June 19-21 in Frankfurt, Germany. Read further...

Primeur live 2017-06-19

Start

Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 sets a new record with 3200 attendees ...

GCS embarks on its 'smart exascale' decade ...

Netherlands eScience Center in search of new Director Operations ...

ISC 2017 opens its doors to the HPC community ...

Middleware

NASA Ames Research Center selects Mellanox InfiniBand for new scalable supercomputer ...

Kyushu University's new supercomputer accelerated by Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions ...

Hardware

NEC supplies LX supercomputer to Czech Hydrometeorological Institute ...

2016 HPC market model and five-year forecast snapshot ...

Cray awarded $18 million supercomputer contract from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research ...

HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance ccomputing solutions ...

Atos wins contract to provide GENCI with one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

Fujitsu receives order from Kyushu University for new top-class supercomputer system ...

TOP500

NVIDIA powers the world's top 13 most energy efficient supercomputers ...

Only one change in TOP500's top10 this time: Swiss Piz Daint system lands at rank 3 ...

TOP500 list refreshed, US edged out of third place ...

Company news

STULZ and CoolIT Systems launch liquid cooled micro data centre for HPC ...

Atos expands range of supercomputers to include ARM processors with new Bull Sequana X1310 ...

Cavium expands the ThunderX2 server ecosystem for Cloud and HPC applications ...

Bright Computing announces Cloud bursting support for Microsoft Azure ...