Primeur weekly 2012-07-16

Exascale supercomputing

Intel Federal LLC to propel supercomputing advancements for the U.S. Government ...

AMD selected by U.S. Government to help engineer and shape the future of high performance computing ...

The Cloud

GridGain Systems advances its Compute Grid for real time streaming Big Data processing with latest release ...

European science champions score an early goal for Cloud computing ...

HP helps Cleveland Library provide patrons with personalized computing experience ...

Yahoo! India R&D sets up Grid Computing Lab at IIT Madras ...

Desktop Grids

BAM! introduces triggered actions ...

EuroFlash

Statoil Technology Invest joins ProVenture and Investinor in Numascale ...

ACE's CoSy compiler framework outperforms LLVM for the ARM9 processor ...

UK's N8 Research Partnership Universities expand research capabilities with SGI high performance computer system from Esteem Systems ...

Sonification enables world to hear new Higgs Boson-like particle ...

Disentangling information from photons ...

PRACE Scientific Annual Report 2012 now available ...

USFlash

Indiana University physicists and IT personnel contribute to success of Higgs boson search ...

Getting amped: Caltech researchers develop instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world ...

HP powers PULSE to expand transaction processing capacity ...

Biomolecular research programme extended at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

Small molecule may play big role in Alzheimer's disease ...

Composite Software and Armanta partner to deliver enterprise risk management solutions for financial services ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-07-16

Exascale supercomputing

With the U.S. Government increasingly using high-performance computing (HPC) to address current and future national challenges, Intel Corporation has been awarded two subcontracts totaling $19 million with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of these two awards, Intel Federal LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary, will be a major participant in the Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS) managed Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development "FastForward" programme aimed at driving advancements in exascale computing. Read further...
AMD has been selected for an award of $12.6 million for two research projects associated with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Programme, known as "FastForward". The DOE award provides up to $9.6 million to AMD for processor-related research and up to $3 million for memory-related researchi. AMD's award-winning AMD Opteron processor has powered many of the world's largest supercomputers over the past decade and the company invented the world's first and only Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). Read further...

The Cloud

One of the biggest challenges for companies with Big Data is getting real time answers from highly computational operations - particularly on live, high-velocity streaming data. GridGain Systems develops scalable, distributed in-memory compute and data Grid technologies designed to address Big Data's toughest challenges - including real-time streaming distributed computing. Read further...
'Helix Nebula - the science Cloud', set up earlier this year to support the massive IT requirements of European scientists and create a Cloud computing market for the public sector in Europe, has performed the initial deployment of its first flagship applications in high energy physics, molecular biology and natural disaster risk management. Read further...
The Cleveland Public Library is using is using HP technology to increase community access to digital content and personal computing. The library is providing HP mobile thin clients to enable patrons to create their own computing worlds, just as if they were using their own laptop or desktop computer. Read further...
Yahoo! India R&D in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) has launched Yahoo! Grid Computing Lab at the IIT - Madras campus. This cluster of high-end servers at the lab will allow researchers to access web-scale data and conduct research on big data and Cloud computing systems. Read further...

Desktop Grids

A new BAM! feature lets you arrange for actions, such as adding, removing, suspending, or resuming projects, to be performed when given thresholds of queued tasks, credit, and time are reached. Read further...

EuroFlash

After successful testing of Numascale's innovative technology for large-scale real shared memory systems under Statoil's LOOP programme, Numascale has introduced Statoil Technology Invest as a new partner in Numascale. ProVenture and Investinor co-invests with Statoil and all Numascale shareholders have been invited to participate. The investment is divided in two tranches and the total amount of the first tranche of the share issue in Numascale is closing at about NOK 21 000 000. Read further...
ACE Associated Compiler Experts bv's 2012 CoSy compiler development system delivers better performance than the latest LLVM 3.0 compiler on the ubiquitous ARM9 processor. Read further...
The N8 Research Partnership (N8), a consortium of eight universities in the North of England, has deployed a new SGI supercomputer cluster comprised of 83 SGI Rackable standard depth (2U) servers with Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 product family (total of 5312 cores). The system, located at the University of Leeds, is one of the largest HPC clusters in the region. It will be used by researchers from all eight partner universities and selected commercial organisations for a variety of compute intensive tasks in computational fluid dynamics, computational chemistry, physics and biosciences. Read further...
Through a combination of high speed research networks, advanced sonification techniques and Grid computing the world can now 'hear' the newly discovered Higgs Boson-like particle. Research networks, including the pan-European GÉANT network, were critical components in the global infrastructure that helped find the new particle, delivering immense volumes of experimental data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to thousands of scientists around the world for analysis and then providing the connectivity for them to share their results amongst the entire research community. Read further...
A new study describes greater chances of accessing more reliable information on applications in quantum computing and cryptography. Read further...
At the end of June 2012 PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, published its first Scientific Annual Report. Read further...

USFlash

Scientists have observed a new particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson. This spelled success for Indiana University (IU) researchers who worked for years on a massive experiment that detected the particle. Read further...
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed a new type of amplifier for boosting electrical signals. The device can be used for everything from studying stars, galaxies, and black holes to exploring the quantum world and developing quantum computers. Read further...
PULSE, a Discover Financial Services company, has selected an HP Converged Infrastructure to meet growing consumer debit card use while delivering efficient transaction processing services to clients. Read further...
The National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (NRBSC) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) just completed soliciting proposals for another round of research with Anton, a special-purpose supercomputer designed by D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) that has enabled researchers to achieve exceptional results in the simulation of biomolecules. Read further...
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most dreaded and debilitating illnesses one can develop. Currently, the disease afflicts 6.5 million Americans and the Alzheimer's Association projects it to increase to between 11 and 16 million, or 1 in 85 people, by 2050. Cell death in the brain causes one to grow forgetful, confused and, eventually, catatonic. Recently approved drugs provide mild relief for symptoms but there is no consensus on the underlying mechanism of the disease. Read further...
Composite Software, a data virtualization performance expert, and Armanta Inc., provider of an integrated business intelligence and analytics platform, have signed a partnership to deliver end-to-end enterprise risk management solutions to the financial services industry. The Armanta/Composite Risk Management Solution, available immediately, allows risk managers to further improve risk management analysis by enabling access to up-to-the-minute information from disparate systems so they can react more quickly and intelligently to unexpected market changes. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-07-16

Exascale supercomputing

Intel Federal LLC to propel supercomputing advancements for the U.S. Government ...

AMD selected by U.S. Government to help engineer and shape the future of high performance computing ...

The Cloud

GridGain Systems advances its Compute Grid for real time streaming Big Data processing with latest release ...

European science champions score an early goal for Cloud computing ...

HP helps Cleveland Library provide patrons with personalized computing experience ...

Yahoo! India R&D sets up Grid Computing Lab at IIT Madras ...

Desktop Grids

BAM! introduces triggered actions ...

EuroFlash

Statoil Technology Invest joins ProVenture and Investinor in Numascale ...

ACE's CoSy compiler framework outperforms LLVM for the ARM9 processor ...

UK's N8 Research Partnership Universities expand research capabilities with SGI high performance computer system from Esteem Systems ...

Sonification enables world to hear new Higgs Boson-like particle ...

Disentangling information from photons ...

PRACE Scientific Annual Report 2012 now available ...

USFlash

Indiana University physicists and IT personnel contribute to success of Higgs boson search ...

Getting amped: Caltech researchers develop instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world ...

HP powers PULSE to expand transaction processing capacity ...

Biomolecular research programme extended at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

Small molecule may play big role in Alzheimer's disease ...

Composite Software and Armanta partner to deliver enterprise risk management solutions for financial services ...