Primeur weekly 2012-09-24

The Cloud

Bright Computing to present data aware Cloud bursting solution at PBS Works User Group ...

HP powers enterprise Cloud and managed hosting platform for IT infrastructure solutions provider Latisys ...

Oracle buys SelectMinds ...

DynaFront Systems deploys IBM PureSystems to launch new Cloud service ...

Computers get a better way to detect threats ...

EuroFlash

Boise State University reduces HPC cluster operating costs with Bright Cluster Manager ...

Cray to install 750TF Cascade supercomputer at Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) ...

bullion X86 enterprise server is the fastest in the world ...

Swedish HPC sites set for software driven future with Allinea tools ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave releases ThreadSpotter with support for Cray supercomputers ...

Cepoint Neworks upgrades RS1007 supercomputer 1U blade ...

Industry-first benchmark validates Gnodal congestion-avoidance fabric ...

Dell unveils first shared infrastructure solution to provide hyperscale customers with new modular computational and storage capabilities ...

Dell ships first EqualLogic storage blade arrays as new research shows customers seek simpler IT solutions ...

US DOD research team receives Green Innovation Award ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with a leading CRO to enable more efficient and cost-effective drug development ...

SDSC invites researches to apply for access to Gordon supercomputer ...

SDSC's Gordon supercomputer used in 61-million-person Facebook experiment ...

Po Chen to be first Univeristy of Wyoming Professor to use supercomputer ...

Light squeezed on a quantum scale ...

Breakthrough in bid to create first quantum computer ...

IBM Smarter Data Centre opens in Canada ...

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Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-09-24

The Cloud

Bright Computing will present its data aware Cloud bursting solution at the PBS Works User Group meeting in San Jose, California. Robert Stober, Bright Computing senior solutions architect, will show how to extend on-premise clusters into the Cloud, and manage these resources as part of the local cluster. He will also demonstrate Bright's unique data aware scheduling capability for the Cloud, eliminating the need to manually manage data movement. The combined Bright Cluster Manager and PBS Professional workload manager deliver a seamless, intuitive solution for provisioning, scheduling, monitoring and managing the extended cluster and data within one intuitive GUI, or cluster management shell, on-premise or in the Cloud. Read further...
Outsourced IT infrastructure solutions provider and HP CloudAgile partner Latisys has selected HP CloudSystem to support its managed hosting and Cloud service offerings. Latisys, which is now certified to host HP CloudSystem, provides IT infrastructure solutions to large enterprises, medium-size businesses and government agencies on a high-density, high-security platform that spans colocation, managed hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and enterprise Cloud. Read further...
Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire SelectMinds, a provider of Cloud-based social talent sourcing and corporate alumni management applications. SelectMinds’ applications enable organisations to empower recruiters, hiring managers and employees to leverage social connections to distribute job opportunities, source higher quality referrals, market their employment brand and manage corporate alumni relationships. Read further...
DynaFront Systems Berhad has selected IBM PureSystems to develop and launch a new Cloud-based service for its clients. By adopting IBM's smarter computing approach, DynaFront will be able to help its insurance clients to reach new markets and offer more affordable, tailored and comprehensive insurance policies to customers. Read further...
University of Texas (UT) Dallas computer scientists have developed a technique to automatically allow one computer in a virtual network to monitor another for intrusions, viruses or anything else that could cause a computer to malfunction. The technique has been dubbed "space travel" because it sends computer data to a world outside its home, and bridges the gap between computer hardware and software systems. Read further...

EuroFlash

Boise State University researchers selected Bright Cluster Manager for their collaboration research cluster R1, a powerful computer system that drives interdisciplinary computational research. Boise State University research projects span chemistry, biology, physics and pharmacology, with particular emphasis on advancing novel methods in molecular targeted therapeutics for cancer research. Bright Cluster Manager is being used for provisioning, job scheduling, monitoring and cluster management, and was selected over open source toolkits previously used at the university. Read further...
Cray has been awarded a contract to provide the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) with a next-generation Cray supercomputer code-named "Cascade" and a next-generation Cray Sonexion storage system. The Cascade system will be located at CSCS's new high performance computing facility, which was inaugurated last month in Lugano, Switzerland. Read further...
The bullion server developed by Bull has been ranked as the world's fastest X86 enterprise-class server, according to the international SPECint_rate2006 benchmark. Read further...
Allinea Software is opening up new possibilities for application developers and scientists at the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) with the introduction of Allinea's world leading software development tools across its six major facilities. Read further...

USFlash

Rogue Wave Software, a large independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for the next generation of HPC applications, is releasing ThreadSpotter 2012.1 with support for Cray Inc.'s line of Cray XE supercomputers. The strong adoption of its leading performance optimization tool among several major labs drove Rogue Wave to release ThreadSpotter with Cray support. The customer-driven release of ThreadSpotter 2012.1 provides comprehensive performance optimization for single and multi-threaded applications on Cray XE systems. Read further...
Cepoint Neworks LLC has upgraded the RS1007 supercomputer 1U blade. The high-performance rackmount rugged server offers quad socket, sixcore Intel Xeon processors to provide the highest performance, power efficiency and reliability into the 1U RS1007 customizable server with 16TB of storage. Read further...
Congestion avoidance fabrics in High Performance Computing are mission critical to Cloud and storage migration, according to an industry-first benchmark conducted by David Newman of Network Test Inc., validating Gnodal's ASIC-powered Layer 2 switch fabric. Read further...
Dell has introduced the PowerEdge C8000 Series, the industry's first 4U shared infrastructure solution to allow the mixing and matching of compute, GPU/coprocessors and storage sleds in one chassis. Read further...
Dell has begun shipping its first enterprise-class storage blade arrays that simplify and consolidate data centres by combining with Dell blade servers and networking switches inside a single blade chassis. The convergence of these technologies represents the latest example of Dell’s end-to-end approach to support customers seeking data centers that are easy to set-up, manage and scale as needed. Read further...
TheUS Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) was recently recognized by the U.S. Army chief of engineers in the Awards of Excellence programme for excellence in sustainability, design and construction. Read further...
GNS Healthcare Inc. (GNS), a health care data analytics company focused on enabling personalized medicine to improve human health, has entered into a collaboration with Covance, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive contract research organisations. Read further...
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is seeking innovative applications for the next round of user allocations on its data-intensive Gordon supercomputer, which went into operation earlier this year. Read further...
A recently published study led by the University of California, San Diego in collaboration with Facebook and done in part using large-scale simulations on the San Diego Supercomputer Center's (SDSC) data-intensive Gordon supercomputer, confirms that peer pressure helps get out the vote while demonstrating that on-line social networks can affect important real-world behaviour. Read further...
One day, Po Chen may be referenced in the Wyoming Almanac. For now, he's likely the envy of many of his fellow University of Wyoming (UW) researchers. Po Chen, a professor of geology and geophysics in UW's School of Energy Resources, will make history of sorts when he becomes the first UW faculty member to conduct research at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). NCAR is now conducting final tests on the $30 million supercomputer, before it is officially launched for use. Read further...
An international team of physicists has pushed the boundaries on ultra-precise measurement by harnessing quantum light waves in a new way. It is one thing to be able to measure spectacularly small distances using "squeezed" light, but it is now possible to do this even while the target is moving around. Read further...
A research team led by Australian engineers has created the first working quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon, opening the way to ultra-powerful quantum computers of the future. In a landmark paper published in the journalNature, the team describes how it was able to both read and write information using the spin, or magnetic orientation, of an electron bound to a single phosphorus atom embedded in a silicon chip. Read further...
IBM, together with the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Barrie, unveiled one of the nation's most advanced computing facilities: the IBM Canada Leadership Data Centre. The Barrie, Ontario-based centre has been designed from the ground-up with the latest advancements in energy efficient data centre management, business continuity, resiliency, security and disaster recovery services to help organisations efficiently manage growth while reducing costs and securely mitigating risk. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-09-24

The Cloud

Bright Computing to present data aware Cloud bursting solution at PBS Works User Group ...

HP powers enterprise Cloud and managed hosting platform for IT infrastructure solutions provider Latisys ...

Oracle buys SelectMinds ...

DynaFront Systems deploys IBM PureSystems to launch new Cloud service ...

Computers get a better way to detect threats ...

EuroFlash

Boise State University reduces HPC cluster operating costs with Bright Cluster Manager ...

Cray to install 750TF Cascade supercomputer at Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) ...

bullion X86 enterprise server is the fastest in the world ...

Swedish HPC sites set for software driven future with Allinea tools ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave releases ThreadSpotter with support for Cray supercomputers ...

Cepoint Neworks upgrades RS1007 supercomputer 1U blade ...

Industry-first benchmark validates Gnodal congestion-avoidance fabric ...

Dell unveils first shared infrastructure solution to provide hyperscale customers with new modular computational and storage capabilities ...

Dell ships first EqualLogic storage blade arrays as new research shows customers seek simpler IT solutions ...

US DOD research team receives Green Innovation Award ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with a leading CRO to enable more efficient and cost-effective drug development ...

SDSC invites researches to apply for access to Gordon supercomputer ...

SDSC's Gordon supercomputer used in 61-million-person Facebook experiment ...

Po Chen to be first Univeristy of Wyoming Professor to use supercomputer ...

Light squeezed on a quantum scale ...

Breakthrough in bid to create first quantum computer ...

IBM Smarter Data Centre opens in Canada ...