Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Clouds are a new concept that is developing very quickly. Different sensors in a geographical area can be combined into a Sensor Cloud to give detailed information and to provide specific services. Primeur Magazine had a chance to talk in a video interview to Antonio Puliafito from the University of Messina, after his presentation on sensor Clouds at the Cloud Summerschool 2013 in Almere. Antonio Puliafito is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Messina, Italy. His interests include parallel and distributed systems, networking, wireless, Grid and Cloud computing. He is involved in research on advanced analytical modelling techniques. Read further...

The Cloud

Bright Computing has been nominated as a top-ten finalist for the Deloitte Rising Star Award. Bright Computing was selected from a field of over 100 pre-selected candidates in this award category. From innovative capabilities to growth potential, the top finishers have been deemed most promising by an independent jury. Read further...
A team of researchers at the Data Science Research Center (DSRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is combining the reach of Cloud computing with the precision of supercomputers in a new approach to petabyte Big Data analysis. Read further...
For small and midsize organisations, the outsourcing of demanding computational tasks to the Cloud - huge banks of computers accessible over the Internet - can be much more cost-effective than buying their own hardware. But it also poses a security risk: A malicious hacker could rent space on a cloud server and use it to launch programmes that hijack legitimate applications, interfering with their execution. Read further...
IBM has joined by more than 100 business partners, launched the IBM Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their teams more quickly and easily integrate new marketing services to measure and improve their effectiveness in real-time. Read further...

Desktop Grids

The first Russian conference on desktop grid and volunteer computing BOINC:FAST took place September, 10-12, 2013 at Petrozavodsk. The conference venue was near the beautiful lake Urozero - one of the most famous lakes in Karelia. Read further...
TheSkyNet is celebrating its two year anniversary with the official launch of a new research project, as well as a range of improvements and new features to make contributing to astronomical research at home more enjoyable, and even easier. Launched on September 13th, 2011, theSkyNet is a community computing project dedicated to astronomy, initiated by the International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth, Western Australia. Read further...

EuroFlash

Appentra has released ParallWare v0.1b which is available for download. Read further...
With "Piz Daint" the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is putting a new supercomputer system in operation that will provide the necessary compute performance and consume less power. This is made possible by a novel hybrid computer system which makes use of sophisticated graphics processors (GPUs) as used in the gaming industry. Read further...
On 3 September 2013 the newly formed PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) held its first meeting at the PRACE offices in Brussels. This new PRACE body was formed, following the decision of the PRACE Council in October 2012, to gather strategic input from top executives from industry, who are able to advise PRACE on directions best suited to industrial needs and who can work to identify adequate access models. The overall goal of the IAC is to stimulate the use of HPC and advanced numerical simulation in industry. Read further...
More than 70 graduate students and post docs from Europe, Japan and the United States participated in the Fourth Annual International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, held on 23-28 June 2013, in New York City. Read further...
The PRACE 8th Project Access Call for Proposals is now open and will close on October 15, 2013. Allocations will be for 1 year starting from March 2014. Read further...
Dassault Systemes, a 3DExperience company and world expert in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has introduced SOLIDWORKS 2014, a 3D software portfolio delivering a rich array of product offerings including 3D CAD, Simulation, Product Data Management, Technical Communication and Electrical Design that further the ability of companies to design without limits. Read further...

USFlash

During a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has dedicated the nation's first major research facility focused on clean energy grid integration and wide-scale deployment. The new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will help manufacturers, utilities and public and private sector researchers overcome the challenges of integrating clean energy and energy efficiency technologies into today's energy infrastructure. Read further...
In today's society, interactivity is a constant buzzword - it is hard to imagine a person who has not seen a smart phone or a tablet. But how about an interactive supercomputer? Not so common. Since 2011, researchers at
 Louisiana State University's (LSU) Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) have been working to envision what interactivity with these big machines could mean. CCT's Brygg Ullmer, who is also an associate professor of computer science at LSU, is leading a team of some 40 co-investigators across 11 departments in 5 colleges on a ca. $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop Melete. Read further...
SGI, a trusted expert in technical computing and Big Data, has provided support for Intel's newest Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family. This new microprocessor provides a 37 percent increase in peak performance per rack of its ICE X supercomputer as well as new performance records for its Rackable line of servers. Now harnessing the newest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family, SGI ICE X, Rackable and Modular InfiniteStorage products allow customers to run more jobs in the same footprint as previous generations, enabling scientific innovation and bringing new products to market more quickly. Customers can now take advantage of up to 50 percent more cores per socket, increased processing speeds and improved energy consumption. Read further...
The Cray XC30 series of supercomputers and the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers are now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family, formerly code named "Ivy Bridge". With additional cores per processor, improved energy efficiency and greater performance, the new Intel Xeon processors will be featured across the complete line of Cray XC30 and Cray CS300 products, including both air and liquid cooled models. Read further...
Intel Corporation has introduced the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family - code named "Ivy Bridge-EP", an industry-leading set of versatile processors that promises to redefine the server, storage and networking infrastructure found in data centres. With greater efficiency and flexibility, these processors will enable the rapid delivery of services for high performance computing, Cloud and enterprise segments, and offer compelling new opportunities for telecommunications vendors. Read further...
Adaptive Computing, a large provider of policy-based optimization software for High-Performance Computing (HPC) and private Cloud, will work with Atipa Technologies to manage a new supercomputing environment for the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. Read further...
For 15 years, the nation's most advanced research and education networks have operated from Indiana, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between Indiana University (IU) and Internet2 that founded the Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) at IU. Internet2 is the advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading universities. Read further...
Worldwide factory revenue for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market jumped 7.9% to nearly $2.6 billion in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), up from $2.4 billion in the same period of 2012, according to the newly released International Data Corporation Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView. The results were announced at the 50th meeting of the IDC-operated HPC User Forum in Boston, where attendees heard talks on one of the fastest-growing HPC market segments, the bio-life sciences, and on new developments in quantum computing. Read further...
IBM has introduced the NeXtScale System, a flexible computing platform providing three times as many cores as current one-unit rack servers, making it ideal for the fastest growing workloads such as social media, analytics, technical computing and Cloud delivery. Read further...
Siri and Watson may seem brainy in certain situations, but to build truly smart, world-changing machines, researchers must understand how human intelligence emerges from brain activity. Such an awesome challenge requires that scientists and engineers across key fields work together to learn how the brain performs complex computations, from social interactions to visual recognition. The hope is that through building intelligent machines, we can better understand ourselves. Read further...
The Assam Don Bosco University activated its new Local Area Network with effect from Friday 6 pm, 6th September 2013. Read further...
Cisco has unveiled the world's most scalable and programmable network processor, uniquely designed to power the Internet of Everything (IoE), as more people, processes, data and things become interconnected. With trillions of advanced "networked events" predicted to come online over the next decade, the Cisco nPower integrated network processor delivers new levels of performance and bandwidth, as well as programmable control using open APIs and advanced compute capabilities. Read further...
A new, environmentally-friendly electronic alloy consisting of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony may be promising for building next-generation "phase-change" memory devices, which may be the data-storage technology of the future, according to a new paper published in the journalApplied Physics Letters, which is produced by AIP Publishing. Read further...
In today's computers, moving data to and from main memory consumes so much time and energy that microprocessors have their own small, high-speed memory banks, known as "caches", which store frequently used data. Traditionally, managing the caches has required fairly simple algorithms that can be hard-wired into the chips. In the 21st century, however, in order to meet consumers' expectations for steadily increasing computational power, chipmakers have had to begin equipping their chips with more and more cores, or processing units. And as cores proliferate, cache management becomes much more difficult. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...