Primeur weekly 2011-05-02

EuroFlash

Altair's PBS Professional added to Dell's high-performance computing solution portfolio ...

Research consortium led by University Bordeaux 1 chooses ClusterVision to deliver TOP500-class supercomputer ...

DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 attracted over 200 participants from 26 countries ...

1,000th person trained in supercomputer techniques ...

USFlash

HP becomes SAP-certified global provider of Cloud services ...

L-3 Communications selects Digipede for high-throughput image processing Grid ...

Securities firm boosts data centre performance with solutions from HP ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology ...

NASA Center for Climate Simulation doubles computational power for users ...

NNSA launches new advanced supercomputing website with a week of on-line features ...

NNSA announces new space debris modelling ...

PHH Corporation selects Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine as part of a complete Oracle technology solution for its next-generation Common Technology Platform ...

healthAlliance selects Oracle Exadata to deliver a shared services platform to five New Zealand District Health Boards ...

Indiana University supports researchers, inspires innovation and secures more research grants with web-based data environment ...

SOURCECORP BPS turns to Oracle Exadata Database Machine for improved performance and scalability of transactional content management solutions ...

WebNMS integrates MySQL and Oracle Database 11g to help communications service providers to achieve high scalability, performance and reliability ...

Platform Computing marks launch of Symphony 5.1 with significant momentum in financial services market ...

Diamonds shine in quantum networks ...

Sandia National Laboratories powers one of world's fastest, most energy efficient supercomputers with Oracle's Sun servers ...

TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster ...

Asia@home Hackfest videos are now available ...

Voxel enhances its Cloud hosting services by offering free SaaS application performance management from New Relic ...

SGI announces major upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack product families ...

Supermicro introduces supercompact, high-efficiency power supply ...

Supermicro's expanding product line ideal for next generation of embedded applications ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2011-05-02

EuroFlash

Altair Engineering's PBS Professional, the commercial-grade HPC workload management solution and job scheduler, is now available directly through Dell's ordering system for Dell's high-performance computing customers. Read further...
ClusterVision, specialist in high performance compute, storage and database clusters, has been selected to provide a research consortium led by the University of Bordeaux 1 with a powerful HPC cluster. The cluster comprises 528 Intel Xeon X5675 processors in the energy-efficient Dell PowerEdge C6100 servers. These 3168 cores will provide 38,852 Gflops of processing power for the Aquitaine region of France, ranking it among the current TOP500 supercomputers list. Bright Cluster Manager will be used to deploy, test, monitor and manage the cluster. Read further...
The DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 was once again held as a big European HPC (High Performance Computing) event. The symposium featured speakers from different scientific communities as well as decision makers in science. The symposium was of major interest to a broad audience: from scientific users, HPC technology experts and vendors, government representatives, EC representatives to industry partners. The event gathered more than 200 participants from 26 countries. This symposium was held from April 13 to April 14 in Helsinki, at the National Museum of Finland, and was hosted by CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. Read further...
Over 1,000 people have now benefited from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) on-going HPC training programme. Read further...

USFlash

HP Enterprise Services is among the first partners to become an SAP-certified global provider of Cloud services in support of SAP solutions. HP provides standardized IT solutions and services based on shared resources via the internet enabling the delivery of SAP applications to clients in a scalable manner via HP Hybrid Delivery Cloud Services. Read further...
L-3 Communications, an aerospace and defense supplier, has selected the Digipede Network for its high-throughput image processing projects. Digipede and Lockheed Martin, a global security company, have teamed to deliver a Grid-enabled version of Lockheed's TacForge Pro for use on L-3's network, providing greatly increased performance for L-3's advanced image processing projects. Initial applications include processing large Navy Portable Source Initiative (NPSI) datasets. Read further...
Samuel A. Ramirez & Co Inc., a New York-based full-service securities firm, has chosen HP 3PAR Utility Storage, a key element of the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy, to improve customer responsiveness and lower costs. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has made available its next-generation switch silicon, SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology, providing industry-best performance, efficiency and scalability for up to 36-ports of FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 40 Gigabit Ethernet. With unprecedented levels of on-chip and SerDes integration, SwitchX can operate as an InfiniBand switch or Ethernet switch (including Data Center Bridging - DCB) with extremely low-latency and power while providing best-in-class switching capabilities in each category. In addition, the IC includes integrated convergence technology for Fibre Channel NPIV gateways. Read further...
The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) has made available to users the newest unit of its "Discover" supercomputer. The 14,400-processor Dell PowerEdge C6100 server doubles Discover's computational power to more than 320 Tflop/s peak. Read further...
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has been highlighting its advanced supercomputing capabilities with a week of features demonstrating the science and technology work done by the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) programme. In addition to launching a new and improved ASC webpage, NNSA also kicked off a Supercomputing Week on the NNSA website. Read further...
A new video on the website of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) describes the role that NNSA plays in non-nuclear research. While preparing NNSA's supercomputing platforms for use as part of the stockpile stewardship programme, NNSA's laboratories often allow ground breaking research and analysis into a wide variety of non-nuclear issues. As a result, NNSA's supercomputers have provided the nation the tools to tackle a wide variety of national challenges. Read further...
PHH Corporation, a provider of mortgage and fleet management services, has selected Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exadata Database Machine and the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g stack for its new Common Technology Platform. Read further...
healthAlliance New Zealand Ltd (HANZL) has selected Oracle hardware and software to accommodate its rapid growth as New Zealand's largest and fastest growing heath sector shared services organisation. Read further...
Indiana University, a public research institution consisting of eight campuses, is using Oracle Database and Oracle Application Express to provide researchers with a first-class database environment that is secure, reliable and easy to use, as well as an integrated Web-based development environment to enable the university research community to manage data and build Web applications to support various programmes. Read further...
SOURCECORP Business Process Solutions (BPS), a division of SOURCECORP Incorporated, has chosen to move its on-line transaction processing (OLTP) application onto Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2. Read further...
WebNMS, a division of ZOHO Corporation and Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, supports MySQL and Oracle Database 11g in its WebNMS Framework, a network and element management solution. Read further...
Platform Computing, an expert in cluster, Grid and Cloud management software, has seen strong momentum and continued revenue growth in the financial services (FS) market over the past year. Organisations are ramping up their investments in Platform Symphony, which is geared toward enabling improved efficiency for distributed service oriented architecture (SOA) applications at lower cost. In addition, global demand for all of Platform's offerings -including Cloud, cluster, Grid and MapReduce solutions - doubled year over year, with the company signing a number of marquee North American and European brand accounts, many of which rank in the Fortune 500. Read further...
When it comes to dreaming about diamonds, energy efficiency and powerful information processing aren't normally the thoughts that spring to mind. Unless, of course, you are a quantum physicist looking to create the most secure and powerful networks around. Read further...
Sandia National Laboratories is using Oracle's Sun Blade Servers to power Red Sky / Red Mesa, one of the world's fastest and most energy efficient supercomputers. Read further...
While reports vary, some estimate the total cost of Japan's March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at 25 trillion yen, or 330 billion U.S. dollars, making it the most costly natural disaster on record. This is more than three times the size of the second most expensive natural disaster, also an earthquake, and also in Japan in 1995. More than 26,000 are dead or missing and an estimated 400,000 are homeless. Nearly a quarter of Japan's total geography has been altered. Read further...
The Asia@Home Hackfest videos recorded during the 2011 Asia@Home conference, the 20th and 21st March at Sinica Academia in Taipei, Taiwan are now available. Read further...
New Relic Inc., a software-as-a-service provider of application performance management (APM) solutions, and Voxel, a provider of Cloud Hosting and Managed Servers, have made available free Bronze-level subscriptions of New Relic's APM tool for organisations deploying applications on Voxel's robust hosting platform. Whether deploying apps in public, private, virtual, physical or hybrid computing environments, Voxel customers can use New Relic to monitor app performance 24x7, proactively troubleshoot potential performance issues, and better ensure superior on-line service delivery. Read further...
SGI, a trusted expert in technical computing, now offers pre-configured data intensive solutions for its flexible and energy-efficient SGI Rackable and SGI CloudRack C2 family of rackmount and tray-based servers. These solutions support Hadoop as the overlying application layer, and can be designed and built with the customer's choice of processors. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in server technology innovation and green computing, has introduced a major breakthrough in power supply technology. Adding to its premier line of power supplies, Supermicro now offers a new Short-Depth, Redundant Power Module option for its SuperServers, the PWS-406P-1R. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc. has launched a new addition to their Embedded Server Building Block Solutions. This new generation of product is optimized with the Intel 2nd generation Core product family and Intel QM67 Express Chipsets. Supermicro's X9 embedded solution delivers 25% higher performance (4 Cores and 8 Threads per node) while lowering power consumption over the previous generation. This compact platform provides PCI-E 2.0 x16 support and power savings capabilities as well as remote management, security and a DC power option. It offers high CPU and Graphics performance in a Mini-ITX form factor, making it ideal for embedded applications such as multi-display Digital Signage, multi-channel Digital Surveillance, expandable I/O Industrial Control and long-life Medical Instrumentation. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2011-05-02

EuroFlash

Altair's PBS Professional added to Dell's high-performance computing solution portfolio ...

Research consortium led by University Bordeaux 1 chooses ClusterVision to deliver TOP500-class supercomputer ...

DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 attracted over 200 participants from 26 countries ...

1,000th person trained in supercomputer techniques ...

USFlash

HP becomes SAP-certified global provider of Cloud services ...

L-3 Communications selects Digipede for high-throughput image processing Grid ...

Securities firm boosts data centre performance with solutions from HP ...

Mellanox introduces SwitchX with Virtual Protocol Interconnect technology ...

NASA Center for Climate Simulation doubles computational power for users ...

NNSA launches new advanced supercomputing website with a week of on-line features ...

NNSA announces new space debris modelling ...

PHH Corporation selects Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine as part of a complete Oracle technology solution for its next-generation Common Technology Platform ...

healthAlliance selects Oracle Exadata to deliver a shared services platform to five New Zealand District Health Boards ...

Indiana University supports researchers, inspires innovation and secures more research grants with web-based data environment ...

SOURCECORP BPS turns to Oracle Exadata Database Machine for improved performance and scalability of transactional content management solutions ...

WebNMS integrates MySQL and Oracle Database 11g to help communications service providers to achieve high scalability, performance and reliability ...

Platform Computing marks launch of Symphony 5.1 with significant momentum in financial services market ...

Diamonds shine in quantum networks ...

Sandia National Laboratories powers one of world's fastest, most energy efficient supercomputers with Oracle's Sun servers ...

TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster ...

Asia@home Hackfest videos are now available ...

Voxel enhances its Cloud hosting services by offering free SaaS application performance management from New Relic ...

SGI announces major upgrades to Rackable and CloudRack product families ...

Supermicro introduces supercompact, high-efficiency power supply ...

Supermicro's expanding product line ideal for next generation of embedded applications ...