Primeur weekly 2012-11-12

Exascale supercomputing

TotalView achieves massive milestone towards exascale debugging ...

The Cloud

Bull and CA Technologies move up a gear in modernizing and rationalizing IT infrastructures ...

EuroFlash

First delivery of Russian supercomputer to U.S. completed ...

A supercomputer to understand the failing heart ...

L-3 Link Simulation & Training upgrades Boeing 777 full-flight simulator with ReaLED technology ...

Oak Ridge claims no. 1 position on latest TOP500 list with Titan ...

French weather forecasting agency Météo-France orders Bull's new-generation supercomputers, to deliver total peak power in excess of 5 Petaflops by 2016 ...

Europe's queen of computing: Jülich supercomputer JUQUEEN cracks the 5 petaflops ...

PRACE to open Call for Proposals for DECI-10 - Tier-1 ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave releases TotalView with Blue Gene/Q support ...

Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer offers high performance, value and energy efficiency with the new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors ...

NOAA's new Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer boosts weather forecasts ...

Cray XE6 Series of supercomputers now available with new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors ...

Cray to acquire Appro International ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center presents Sherlock, a YarcData uRiKa system for unlocking the secrets of Big Data ...

Cray reports third quarter 2012 results ...

Cray unveils the Cray XC30 supercomputer - the next generation of its high-end supercomputing systems ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory selects YarcData for health care fraud detection programme ...

Indiana University's new Data Capacitor II and supercomputer Big Red II join forces to speed discovery ...

Indiana University's new one petaFLOPS system and other innovations take centre stage at supercomputing conference ...

Salt Lake City Convention Center to power up global supercomputing hub November 10-16 at SC12 ...

New NCSA team to focus on big science and engineering data challenges ...

Blue Waters one year later: delivering sustained petascale science ...

Blue Waters petascale supercomputer now in friendly user phase ...

New Intel Itanium Processor 9500 delivers breakthrough capabilities for mission-critical computing ...

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Edition: weekly - Issue: 2012-11-12

Exascale supercomputing

At the SC12 conference, Rogue Wave Software, a large independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for the next generation of HPC applications, announced that TotalView has achieved a significant debugging milestone during testing conducted as part of its strategic scalability initiative. During the testing, TotalView demonstrated its capability to debug a parallel job running on 786,432 processor cores. The tests were conducted on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Sequoia, its IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Read further...

The Cloud

The aim of the strategic alliance between Bull and CA is to deliver high added value consultancy, integration and outsourcing services to business. The powerful combination of software solutions from CA Technologies and Bull's expertise in the optimization, management and operation of complex IT infrastructures has underpinned the design of three essential stages in the transformation towards services-oriented infrastructures Read further...

EuroFlash

T-Platforms has completed the first Russian-built HPC system, delivered to the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SBU). Read further...
Biventricular pacemakers fail to improve the faulty contraction of the diseased heart in thirty percent of patients with heart failure. Together with an international research team, scientists from the Università della Svizzera Italiana and the Cardiocentro Ticino are investigating the causes with the aid of the CSCS supercomputer Monte Rosa. Read further...
Today's commercial aviation operators are looking for cost effective, high-fidelity and stable solutions for visual displays. The brand new Boeing 777 full-flight simulator (FFS) is being manufactured by L-3 Link Simulation & Training UK (L-3 Link UK) at its Crawley, UK facility. The Boeing 777 FFS uses the very latest projectiondesign FL35 projectors integrated with RSI Visual Systems' XT4 Image Generators and meets the stringent requirements of Level D Certification. Read further...
Advanced reports that Oak Ridge National Laboratory was fielding the world's fastest supercomputer were proven correct when the 40th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 List of the world's top supercomputers was released on November 12, 2012. Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at Oak Ridge, achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark. Titan has 560,640 processors, including 261,632 NVIDIA K20x accelerator cores. Read further...
Météo-France - the French weather forecasting agency - has chosen bullx B700 DLC supercomputers from Bull for their new-generation processing requirements. The supercomputers will be installed at Météo-France's site in Toulouse from the first quarter of 2013 onwards, and then at the Espace Clément Ader in Autumn 2013. Equipped with an innovative, high-performance cooling system and the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, the bullx supercomputers will initially deliver processing power of around 1 Petaflops (in 2013-2014), with a total performance of over 5 Petaflops due to be available by 2016. Read further...
The new Jülich supercomputer JUQUEEN occupies the 5th place on the new TOP500 list, released on November 12 - the list of the fastest supercomputers in the world. As the first supercomputer in Europe - with a peak performance of over 5 petaflops, equivalent to 5 trillion calculations per second, the machine opens up new possibilities for computing-intensive large-scale projects and an even wider range of scientific working groups. Read further...
The DECI-10 call is managed by the PRACE-2IP project, which receives EC funding (RI-283493) and enhances the implementation of the HPC Research Infrastructure PRACE. PRACE-2IP is responsible for the Tier-1 access through the DECI calls. Read further...

USFlash

Rogue Wave's upcoming release of the parallel debugger, TotalView 8.11, with expanded support for the newest platforms that are advancing both the HPC and commercial markets, is at hand. With the release of TotalView 8.11, debugging support will be offered for the IBM Blue Gene/Q platform, NVIDIA CUDA 4.2, and the OpenACC capability of Cray CCE 8.0. TotalView 8.11 will also offer early access support for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. This product release reinforces Rogue Wave's commitment to providing software tools that help developers port codes and be more productive on these platforms, which are at the forefront of the HPC market. Read further...
Appro has made availabie and supports the Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer based on the new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors, codenamed "Abu Dhabi" to address high performance, value and consistency for scientific and technical challenges. Appro will be demonstrating its Xtreme-X Supercomputer based on AMD Opteron at SC12 in Salt Lake City, Utah - November 12-15, booth #2443. Read further...
Appro has delivered a 113.2 TFlops, Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer based on a subcontract awarded from CSC's North American Public Sector in support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP). Read further...
The Cray XE6 and Cray XE6m supercomputers are now available with the new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processor, using its next-generation "Piledriver" core. With a performance-per-watt that is up to 40 percent higher than prior generations, these new AMD Opteron processors are designed to enhance power efficiency with more application performance within the same power budget. Read further...
Cray signed a definitive agreement to acquire Appro International Inc., a privately-held developer of advanced scalable supercomputing solutions, for approximately $25 million in cash, which assumes at least a $3.5 million net working capital balance at closing with no debt. Currently the no. 3 provider on the Top100 supercomputer list, Appro builds some of the world's most advanced high performance computing (HPC) cluster systems. Read further...
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and YarcData, a Cray company, have deployed "Sherlock", a uRiKA graph-analytics appliance from YarcData for efficiently discovering unknown relationships or patterns "hidden" in extremely large and complex bodies of information. Funded through the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI) programme of the National Science Foundation, Sherlock features innovative hardware and software, as well as PSC-specific enhancements, designed to extend the range of applicability to scales not otherwise feasible. Read further...
Cray Inc. has issued financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Revenue for the quarter was $35.7 million compared to $36.7 million in the prior year period. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of ($5.2 million) or ($0.14) diluted loss per share compared to a net loss of ($12.2 million) or ($0.35) per share in the third quarter of 2011. Read further...
Cray has launched the company's next generation high-end supercomputing systems - the Cray XC30 supercomputer. Previously code-named "Cascade", the Cray XC30 supercomputer is the company's most-advanced high performance computing system ever built. Read further...
YarcData, a Cray company dedicated to providing "Big Data" graph-analytic solutions to enterprise customers, has been awarded a contract to deliver a uRiKA graph-analytics appliance to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Analysts at ORNL will use the uRiKA system as they conduct research in health care fraud and analytics for a health care payer. Read further...
Unlocking the genetic secrets of Alzheimer's disease, predicting the impact of hurricanes and discovering the origins of the universe - these are just a few of the ways Indiana University (IU) researchers use supercomputers and massive data analysis systems to understand and change the world. Read further...
Indiana University (IU) will display its leadership in high performance computing and networking technologies at the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, also known as SC12 - Supercomputing 2012. Read further...
The leading lights in high performance computing from around the world will descend on Salt Lake City November 10 and for the six days of SC12 transform the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center into a global supercomputing hub. Read further...
A new team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) will tackle the challenges of extracting meaningful insights and innovation from science and engineering data in a wide variety of disciplines. The Data Cyberinfrastructure Directorate, led by NCSA Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer Rob Pennington, unites NCSA projects, personnel, and capabilities focused on data-driven science. Read further...
One year ago, the National Science Foundation approved NCSA's request that the sustained petascale computing system being designed and deployed in the Blue Waters project be based on leading-edge technology from Cray Inc. One year later, NCSA wants to bring you up to date on the project and summarizes all that has occurred in the last 12 months - a remarkable year that has resulted in the deployment of an computer system that is both the largest ever fielded by Cray and an outstanding resource for the most challenging science and engineering research. Read further...
The full Blue Waters petascale computing system is now available in "friendly-user" mode to the National Science Foundation-approved science and engineering teams. These groups from across the country will use Blue Waters for challenging research in weather and climate, astrophysics, biomolecular systems, and other fields. Read further...
The new Intel Itanium processor 9500 series is more than twice as powerful as the previous generation, making it ideal for today's most demanding workloads, including business analytics, database, and large-scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. Systems based on Intel's Itanium processors run in more than three-quarters of the World's Global 100 companies across industries such as aerospace, energy, life sciences and telecommunications. With the Intel Itanium processor 9500 series, these industries will benefit from a leap in performance and an increase in world-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) capabilities. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2012-11-12

Exascale supercomputing

TotalView achieves massive milestone towards exascale debugging ...

The Cloud

Bull and CA Technologies move up a gear in modernizing and rationalizing IT infrastructures ...

EuroFlash

First delivery of Russian supercomputer to U.S. completed ...

A supercomputer to understand the failing heart ...

L-3 Link Simulation & Training upgrades Boeing 777 full-flight simulator with ReaLED technology ...

Oak Ridge claims no. 1 position on latest TOP500 list with Titan ...

French weather forecasting agency Météo-France orders Bull's new-generation supercomputers, to deliver total peak power in excess of 5 Petaflops by 2016 ...

Europe's queen of computing: Jülich supercomputer JUQUEEN cracks the 5 petaflops ...

PRACE to open Call for Proposals for DECI-10 - Tier-1 ...

USFlash

Rogue Wave releases TotalView with Blue Gene/Q support ...

Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer offers high performance, value and energy efficiency with the new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors ...

NOAA's new Appro Xtreme-X Supercomputer boosts weather forecasts ...

Cray XE6 Series of supercomputers now available with new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors ...

Cray to acquire Appro International ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center presents Sherlock, a YarcData uRiKa system for unlocking the secrets of Big Data ...

Cray reports third quarter 2012 results ...

Cray unveils the Cray XC30 supercomputer - the next generation of its high-end supercomputing systems ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory selects YarcData for health care fraud detection programme ...

Indiana University's new Data Capacitor II and supercomputer Big Red II join forces to speed discovery ...

Indiana University's new one petaFLOPS system and other innovations take centre stage at supercomputing conference ...

Salt Lake City Convention Center to power up global supercomputing hub November 10-16 at SC12 ...

New NCSA team to focus on big science and engineering data challenges ...

Blue Waters one year later: delivering sustained petascale science ...

Blue Waters petascale supercomputer now in friendly user phase ...

New Intel Itanium Processor 9500 delivers breakthrough capabilities for mission-critical computing ...