Primeur live 2019-06-19

Focus on Europe

NEC to deploy direct-liquid cooled, AMD EPYC processor powered supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) ...

Middleware

MathWorks enhances academic research with new unlimited scaling and collaboration opportunities in MATLAB ...

Mellanox liquid cooled HDR 200G multi-host InfiniBand adapters accelerate Lenovo's most advanced liquid cooled server platform ...

Xilinx hits milestone with first customer shipments of Versal ACAP ...

Altair signs reseller agreement with NEC for PBS Professional ...

Altair brings powerful design and engineering software to broader community with the release of Altair HyperWorks 2019 ...

Hardware

Penguin Computing offers early availability programme for Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor-based server for AI and HPC ...

Asperitas and partners present sustainable HPC data centre services at ISC 2019 ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council launches world-wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List ...

Applications

NEC received a 50 million euro order from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) for a highly innovative European weather forecasting system using NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA ...

Tohoku University boosts analytical capacity for biobank medical research ...

Cray supercomputer to accelerate environmental genomics research at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering ...

Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology advances weather forecasting with new Cray supercomputer and storage ...

TOP500

IBM-powered supercomputers lead semi-annual rankings ...

Frontera named 5th fastest supercomputer in the world ...

The Cloud

NetApp revolutionizes data fabric to dominate hybrid Multicloud ...

IBM POWER9 on IBM Cloud to help accelerate adoption of hybrid Cloud ...

Company news

Bright Cluster Manager now a qualified software stack for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modelling ...

DDN unveils EXA5 for HPC, Big Data and AI acceleration & Multicloud data management at ISC19 ...

IBM develops world's most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2019-06-19

Focus on Europe

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) - the German Aerospace Center - has awarded NEC with the delivery and installation of a new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster solution, which constitutes one of the largest recent HPC tenders in Europe. Read further...

Middleware

MathWorks has made available expanded access to MATLAB Parallel Server to help speed academic research. Now all researchers and students at academic institutions with a MathWorks Campus-Wide License that includes MATLAB Parallel Server have unlimited access to scale MATLAB programs and Simulink simulations to clusters and Clouds. The new flexible usage policy also extends to visiting professors and researchers from other academic institutions to enable collaboration. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has made available liquid cooled HDR 200G Multi-Host InfiniBand adapters for the Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650 server platform, featuring Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling technologies. This platform is ideal for high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and scalable Cloud infrastructures, utilizing Mellanox In-Network Computing acceleration engines in an energy efficient best-of-class server. With this solution, customers can now experience the fastest networking speeds deployed in a shared configuration, allowing them to save on both CAPEX and OPEX buying fewer networking components, while still running workloads much quicker. Additionally, Lenovo's Neptune liquid cooling technologies reduce energy consumption, allowing customers to operate an extremely energy efficient high performance data centre. Read further...
Xilinx Inc., an expert in adaptive and intelligent computing, has shipped Versal AI Core series and Versal Prime series devices to multiple tier one customers through the company's early access programme. Versal is the industry's first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP), a revolutionary new category of heterogeneous compute devices with capabilities that far exceed those of conventional CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs. Read further...
Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, has signed a global VAR agreement with multinational technology provider NEC Corporation to market and sell industry-leading HPC workload manager and job scheduler Altair PBS Professional. As a result of the agreement, NEC has worldwide rights to bundle the PBS Professional solution with all NEC X86/Linux systems. Read further...
Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, has released Altair HyperWorks 2019, the latest version of its simulation- and AI-driven product development platform. The new release expands on the number of solutions available for designers and engineers, under a single, open-architecture platform, to speed decision-making and time to market. User experience advancements and intuitive workflows empower both expert and citizen analysts to streamline product innovation. Read further...

Hardware

Penguin Computing Inc., an expert in high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and enterprise data centre solutions and services, has launched the early availability programme for validation and deployment of the new Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor-based Relion XE2142eAP compute server, beginning on June 16, 2019. Under the early availability programme, Penguin Computing customers can validate and benchmark their applications, enabling them to realize the performance benefits of the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 architecture. Read further...
Immersed Computing solution provider Asperitas is partnering with data centre providers in various countries in Europe to provide high performance computing facilities based on the unique benefits of their liquid cooled high density compute solutions. During ISC 2019 in Frankfurt Asperitas will showcase three of such partnerships, with coolDC (UK), Bytesnet (NL) and Cloudnautic (DE). Read further...
The HPC-AI Advisory Council (HPCAIAC), a for community-benefit organisation promoting High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) education and research, in collaboration with Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG) has published the "Student Cluster Competition Leadership List". Profiling academic and research institutions contributing to developing next generation experts, the list recognizes key supporters of student teams participation in the international and regional challenges, such as the ISC-HPCAIAC Student Cluster Competition, the US Supercomputing Student Cluster Competition, the APAC HPC-AI Competition and more. Read further...

Applications

NEC Corporation has received an order with a value of 50 million euro for a supercomputer "NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA" from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the German weather forecasting service located in Offenbach, Germany, one of Europe's major meteorological service agencies. Read further...
Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) has increased its supercomputing capacity to build an advanced medical system, by increasing the capabilities and efficiency of the supercomputer-powered biobank, leveraging DDN solutions and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers. Read further...
The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), a renowned Research Center of Excellence at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has awarded Cray a contract for a Cray CS500 cluster supercomputer. SCELSE will use the supercomputer for fast tracking its environmental meta-omics projects. Read further...
At the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Cray Inc. announced that the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is adding a third Cray CS-Storm supercomputer with Cray ClusterStor storage to support the development of cutting-edge weather service products at the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss). The new CS-Storm system will join two Cray supercomputers already on site at CSCS, used by MeteoSwiss to run production weather forecasting. The job of the newly-accepted CS-Storm is to allow MeteoSwiss to run larger ensemble predictions and higher resolution weather models to improve forecast accuracy. Read further...

TOP500

IBM is the only vendor to have multiple systems in the Top 10 of the semi-annual TOP500 and Green500 supercomputer lists. This includes the US Dept of Energy's Summit and Sierra supercomputers, the overall number one and number two most powerful supercomputers in the world, along with the Lassen Supercomputer built for Lawrence Livermore National Labs. IBM also teamed with Total, a global oil producer, for the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer that debuted on the TOP500 list at #11. Read further...
The Frontera supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) earned the #5 spot on the twice-annual TOP500 list, which ranks the world's most powerful non-distributed computer systems. Located at the University of Texas at Austin, the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Frontera is the fastest university supercomputer in the world. Read further...

The Cloud

NetApp, a data authority for hybrid Cloud, has introduced new solutions and services that allow customers to adopt and consume cloud on their terms. With today's announcement, NetApp is delivering a truly seamless hybrid Multicloud experience that includes availability of NetApp Cloud Data Services on NetApp HCI, the ability to expand with persistent storage across the biggest public Clouds, and the ability for customers to manage, use, and pay for cloud services the way they want to. Read further...
IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers are now available in the IBM Cloud. Clients now have access to IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers in North America via the IBM Cloud catalogue to provide powerful scale-up compute for AIX and IBM i workloads for hybrid cloud. This is all backed by the performance, resiliency, and security capabilities of IBM POWER9 and IBM Cloud. The launch of IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers builds on the broad portfolio of POWER-based solutions in the IBM Cloud including GPU-accelerated servers on IBM Cloud, SAP HANA on Power Systems on IBM Cloud, and IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions. Read further...

Company news

Bright Cluster Manager is now qualified as a software stack option for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modelling. Bright Cluster Manager is a commercial cluster management software designed to automate the process of installing, provisioning, configuring, managing, and monitoring clusters for HPC, data analytics, machine learning, and OpenStack environments. Read further...
DDN, a global expert in AI, HPC and Multicloud Data Management, has launched EXA5, the next generation of DDN's EXAScaler Storage, which will be showcased at the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany at booth D-1120. Expanding on DDN's leading at-scale solutions, EXA5 provides deeper, more powerful integrations into AI and HPC ecosystems through simpler implementation and scaling models, easier visibility into workflows and powerful global data management features. Read further...
IBM has built Pangea III, the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total, a supermajor global energy company operating in more than 130 countries. The new IBM POWER9-based supercomputer will help Total more accurately locate new resources and better assess the potential associated revenue opportunities. In addition, according to Total Pangea III requires 1,5 Megawatts, compared to 4,5 MW for its predecessor system. Combined with the increased performance of Pangea III, Total has reported that they have observed that the new system uses less than 10% the energy consumption per petaflop as its predecessor. Read further...

Primeur live 2019-06-19

Focus on Europe

NEC to deploy direct-liquid cooled, AMD EPYC processor powered supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) ...

Middleware

MathWorks enhances academic research with new unlimited scaling and collaboration opportunities in MATLAB ...

Mellanox liquid cooled HDR 200G multi-host InfiniBand adapters accelerate Lenovo's most advanced liquid cooled server platform ...

Xilinx hits milestone with first customer shipments of Versal ACAP ...

Altair signs reseller agreement with NEC for PBS Professional ...

Altair brings powerful design and engineering software to broader community with the release of Altair HyperWorks 2019 ...

Hardware

Penguin Computing offers early availability programme for Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor-based server for AI and HPC ...

Asperitas and partners present sustainable HPC data centre services at ISC 2019 ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council launches world-wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List ...

Applications

NEC received a 50 million euro order from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) for a highly innovative European weather forecasting system using NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA ...

Tohoku University boosts analytical capacity for biobank medical research ...

Cray supercomputer to accelerate environmental genomics research at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering ...

Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology advances weather forecasting with new Cray supercomputer and storage ...

TOP500

IBM-powered supercomputers lead semi-annual rankings ...

Frontera named 5th fastest supercomputer in the world ...

The Cloud

NetApp revolutionizes data fabric to dominate hybrid Multicloud ...

IBM POWER9 on IBM Cloud to help accelerate adoption of hybrid Cloud ...

Company news

Bright Cluster Manager now a qualified software stack for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modelling ...

DDN unveils EXA5 for HPC, Big Data and AI acceleration & Multicloud data management at ISC19 ...

IBM develops world's most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total ...