Primeur weekly 2015-02-09

The Cloud

Kallo selects IBM Cloud technology to help transform health care in remote communities ...

Introducing VMware vSphere 6 - The Foundation for hybrid Cloud ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vCloud government service ...

Desktop Grids

NVIDIA and VMware to deliver new rich graphics capabilities for desktop virtualization ...

BOINC to welcome Citizen Science Grid and Gerasim@Home and migrating to GitHub ...

EuroFlash

Submission period ending soon for ISC High Performance 2015 ...

ISC Events teams up with Deutsche Messe to introduce cluster computing at CeBIT ...

Imperial College London uses new Half PB storage to support research and e-learning ...

MonetDB Solutions and Numascale team up to enter the in-memory Big Data analytics market ...

Call of Participation for the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 ...

Optalysys launches Series A funding round ...

Altair Engineering announces 9th UK Technology Conference to be held on the 16th June, 2015 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire ...

Kramer to release new Matrix Switcher/Multi-Scaler at ISE 2015 ...

Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer ...

Physicists observe motion of skyrmions ...

PRACEdays15 packed with excellence ...

Fourteenth edition of PRACE Newsletter now available ...

Safe production in Industry 4.0 ...

Turing also present at the nanoscale ...

Public participation should be at the heart of Big Data projects ...

1.3 million euro to develop computational microscope ...

USFlash

Supermicro expands its range of low-latency server and storage solutions featuring hot-swap NVMe technology ...

Building supercomputer capability in an unlikely place ...

SDSC to participate in new Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative ...

SDSC announces International Chemistry Collaboration ...

Video games help doctors diagnose sudden cardiac arrest ...

How whales hear: 3D computer simulations of baleen whale's head point to skull vibrations ...

NASA supercomputer assists the hunt for exomoons ...

Pleiades supercomputer performance leaps to 5.35 Petaflops with latest expansion ...

Milwaukee Institute partners with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2015-02-09

The Cloud

Kallo has deployed its remote health care delivery system on the IBM cloud to bring advanced real-time medical services to rural areas of the world. Kallo's mobile health care systems will be used to build and extend primary care infrastructure in countries including Guinea and Ghana, making health care accessible to everyone. The company's mission is to deliver public health services, manage communicable and infectious diseases such as Ebola, balance health care delivery inequities, and address rural disease and health threats. On-demand telehealth services will be delivered from the company's global command centre in Markham, Ontario and regional command centres in countries of operation. Read further...
VMware Inc. has launched VMware vSphere 6, the newest edition of the industry-defining virtualization solution for the hybrid Cloud and foundation for the software-defined data centre. With more than 650 new features and innovations, VMware vSphere 6 will provide customers with a highly available, resilient, on-demand Cloud infrastructure to run, protect and manage any application. VMware vSphere 6 will be complemented by the newest releases of VMware vCloud Suite 6, VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6, and VMware Virtual SAN 6. Read further...
VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia has achieved the Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) through the U.S. Government's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Programme (FedRAMP). Read further...

Desktop Grids

Enterprises will be able to experience the full benefit of remote access to rich graphics applications using VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere 6 with NVIDIA GRID vGPU. More than 300 customers have already experienced the increased productivity of virtualized remote graphics under an early access programme conducted over the past five months by the companies. This gave access to GRID vGPU technology, which allows data centre GPUs to be shared across multiple users - enabling greater density and scalability. Read further...
BOINC is migrating project management functions, including bug database, project documentation, and source code, to GitHub. Trac will be switched to read-only mode. BOINC also has welcomed two new projects, namely the Citizen Science Grid and Gerasim@Home. Read further...

EuroFlash

In less than two weeks, most of the ISC High Performance submission opportunities will come to an end, and thus the organizers urge you to act now. The workshops, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, research posters sessions are still open for submission until February 15. The student volunteer programme application ends April 10. Read further...
ISC Events, the organizers of the ISC High Performance and ISC Cloud & Big Data conference series, and Deutsche Messe AG, the organizer of CeBIT will present a jointly-organized forum on cluster computing in conjunction with the upcoming CeBIT exhibition. This forum is dedicated to educating industry users on the benefits of deploying computer simulation technology. Read further...
A new highly-scalable storage system is supporting staff, students and researchers across multiple departments at Imperial College London. Designed and implemented by HPC, Big Data management and analytics provider OCF, the centrally-funded half PetaByte system enables secure, cost-effective storage of vast amounts of research data produced at the College, whilst underpinning a Panopto video capture system that records lectures from up to 100 separate theatres on a daily basis. Read further...
The Dutch database technology company MonetDB Solutions and the Norwegian appliance company Numascale have joined forces to develop out-of-the-box database appliances for in-memory Big Data analytics. The NumaQ MonetDB appliances, available with >8TB main memory and >128 CPU cores, require zero set-up effort and easily scale up to help customers make smarter decisions faster. The new appliances are expected to be available in Q2/2015. Read further...
The HPC Advisory Council and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre will host the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 23 - March 25, 2015. Read further...
UK based start-up Optalysys Ltd. has launched a Series A funding round to support product commercialisation activities up to the first product launches in 2017. Read further...
Altair will host the 9th UK Technology Conference on the 16th June, 2015 at Stratford Manor in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The conference will feature high profile keynote speakers, discussing current business challenges the UK industry is facing today, sharing their vision for the future of engineering, and highlighting the importance of technology in enabling innovation. In addition, the agenda will be packed with high quality technical presentations from world leading companies who will demonstrate how they are using virtual design and simulation technologies to develop a competitive edge, successfully meeting engineering and business challenges in the current market environment. Read further...
Kramer Electronics has released its new seamless VSM-4x4HFS Matrix Switcher/Multi-scaler with video wall and multi-viewing modes. The company will be showcasing the product at Stand 1.F20 at ISE 2015, February 10-12, 2015, in Amsterdam as part of Kramer's Pro AV solutions for live events. Read further...
Cancer researchers must use one of the world's fastest computers to detect which versions of genes are only found in cancer cells. Every form of cancer, even every tumour, has its own distinct variants. Read further...
Small magnetic whirls may revolutionize future data storage and information processing if they can be moved rapidly and reliably in small structures. A team of scientists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and TU Berlin, together with colleagues from the Netherlands and Switzerland, has now been able to investigate the dynamics of these whirls experimentally. The skyrmions, as these tiny whirls are called after the British nuclear physicist Tony Skyrme, follow a complex trajectory and even continue to move after the external excitation is switched off. This effect will be especially important when one wants to move a skyrmion to a selected position as necessary in a future memory device. This research was published in the journalNature Physicswith a student of the Graduate School of Excellence Materials Science in Mainz as the first author. Read further...
PRACEdays15 will be held at the AVIVA Stadium in Dublin from 26 to 28 May 2015. On 25 and 26 May two satellite events will take place, focusing on Exascale European projects and on Women in HPC. The PRACEdays15 conference programme is packed with high-level international keynote speakers, including a talk by RIST, Japan, and many parallel sessions dealing with different HPC topics in science and industry. Back-to-back EESI2 will hold its final conference on 28 and 29 May. Read further...
The 14th edition of the PRACE Newsletter is now available for download. Read further...
Beautiful new production world: For value-creation chains that span multiple locations, equipment, robotics, systems components, minicomputers in components and sensors are all networked with each other in Industry 4.0. They exchange data, retrieve the status of equipment and components, calculate the optimal sequence of work processes, schedule equipment usage and much more. Yet with the entry of communications into factories via Internet technologies, the safety risk also increases. Read further...
In the world of single atoms and molecules governed by chaotic fluctuations, is the spontaneous formation of Turing patterns possible - the same ones that are responsible for the irregular yet periodic shapes of the stripes on zebras' bodies? A Polish-Danish team of physicists has for the first time demonstrated that such a process can not only occur, but can also be used for potentially very interesting applications. Read further...
Public participation should be at the heart of Big Data projects in health care and biomedical research, according to the findings of a new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The report calls for greater transparency about how people's data are used, and recommends the introduction of criminal penalties in the UK for the misuse of data. Read further...
The unique research project, led by Associate Professor Ilia Solov'yov, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark, will deliver multiscale modelling tools, tailored for addressing biomedical tasks through computer simulations. Read further...

USFlash

Super Micro Computer is expanding its range of server and storage solutions supporting Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) technology with the industry's first, true hot-swap NVMe capability. Supermicro's wide range of NMVe solutions are available across its 1U Ultra and WIO SuperServers, 2U Ultra, TwinPro, EXDP 32DIMM and DCO SuperServers, 4U FatTwin and 7U SuperBlade platforms. Supermicro's NVMe performance advantages include up to 6x throughput gains and 7x lower latency vs current SATA3/SAS3 SSD technology. Supermicro NVMe solutions deliver maximum performance in HPC, Oil and Gas, HFT, High Security Encryption, VDI, 3D visualization for Aerospace and Automotive design, Hyper-scale Data Center, Cloud, Virtualization, and Enterprise environments. Read further...
Students at the University of New Mexico (UNM) will soon be able to access the kind of supercomputing power that researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) once used for the most complex calculations on the planet. Sure, it's a decommissioned supercomputer housed in a one-time car dealership on the old Route 66 through Albuquerque, but it's also the chance of a lifetime for a student with a complex research project. Read further...
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco - with support from a diverse team of collaborators including the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) - have launched an ambitious new project to determine how all of the components of a cancer cell interact. Read further...
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is a partner in a new international collaboration to develop computational models and software for simulations of bifunctional catalysis, which is of high relevance for biomass conversion to liquid fuels and raw materials used in the chemical industry. The research is co-funded by a three-year award from the National Science Foundation's Divisions of Chemistry (CHE) and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI), and the French National Research Agency (ANR), with the combined award valued at almost $815,000 (706,000 euro). Three institutions are involved in the collaboration: SDSC and the University of Delaware in the U.S., and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France, bringing together research teams with complementary expertise. Read further...
In a world first, doctors at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute have used computer gaming technology to help better diagnose patients suffering from a heart rhythm disease. This life threatening, electrical disorder kills 12% of Australians by stopping the heart from pumping blood effectively - causing sudden death. Read further...
Researchers at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, shed new light on how whales are able to hear, and more specifically on the role of the skulls of at least some baleen whales - fin whales to be precise. Read further...
A team of 21st-century explorers working for the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK) project, based at Harvard University, are searching for exomoons using data from NASA's Kepler mission and the Pleiades supercomputer at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at NASA's Ames Research Center. Read further...
For the second time in three months, systems engineers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility have expanded the agency's flagship Pleiades supercomputer, increasing its theoretical peak performance from 4.49 to 5.35 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point operations per second). Read further...
The Milwaukee Institute has signed a partnership with NCSA, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications through the NCSA Private Sector Programme located at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. This strategic partnership offers a variety of computational resources to the Milwaukee Institute to better serve scientific and engineering projects for clients performing large‐scale modelling, simulation, visualization and analytics projects. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2015-02-09

The Cloud

Kallo selects IBM Cloud technology to help transform health care in remote communities ...

Introducing VMware vSphere 6 - The Foundation for hybrid Cloud ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vCloud government service ...

Desktop Grids

NVIDIA and VMware to deliver new rich graphics capabilities for desktop virtualization ...

BOINC to welcome Citizen Science Grid and Gerasim@Home and migrating to GitHub ...

EuroFlash

Submission period ending soon for ISC High Performance 2015 ...

ISC Events teams up with Deutsche Messe to introduce cluster computing at CeBIT ...

Imperial College London uses new Half PB storage to support research and e-learning ...

MonetDB Solutions and Numascale team up to enter the in-memory Big Data analytics market ...

Call of Participation for the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 ...

Optalysys launches Series A funding round ...

Altair Engineering announces 9th UK Technology Conference to be held on the 16th June, 2015 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire ...

Kramer to release new Matrix Switcher/Multi-Scaler at ISE 2015 ...

Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer ...

Physicists observe motion of skyrmions ...

PRACEdays15 packed with excellence ...

Fourteenth edition of PRACE Newsletter now available ...

Safe production in Industry 4.0 ...

Turing also present at the nanoscale ...

Public participation should be at the heart of Big Data projects ...

1.3 million euro to develop computational microscope ...

USFlash

Supermicro expands its range of low-latency server and storage solutions featuring hot-swap NVMe technology ...

Building supercomputer capability in an unlikely place ...

SDSC to participate in new Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative ...

SDSC announces International Chemistry Collaboration ...

Video games help doctors diagnose sudden cardiac arrest ...

How whales hear: 3D computer simulations of baleen whale's head point to skull vibrations ...

NASA supercomputer assists the hunt for exomoons ...

Pleiades supercomputer performance leaps to 5.35 Petaflops with latest expansion ...

Milwaukee Institute partners with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...