Primeur weekly 2015-03-23

Special

University of Kent team to work on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack ...

From Cloud federation to general federation management ...

The Cloud

EGI.eu is looking for an Operations Officer ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware Virtual SAN 6 ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Air in Germany ...

HP helps TNT future-proof business through IT transformation ...

EuroFlash

ISC 2015 keynotes focus on latest innovation and future challenges ...

Allinea releases CUDA 7 debugging support and extends performance tools to CUDA ...

Allinea delivers OpenPOWER debugging ...

PRACE completes first phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Superfast computers a step closer as a silicon chip's quantum capabilities are improved ...

USFlash

SDSC researchers win NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award ...

Researchers rethink how our feathered friends evolved ...

SDSC/UCSD study uncovers mechanisms of cancer-causing mutations ...

Supermicro debuts new NVIDIA Tesla GPU SuperServers optimized for extreme parallel computing ...

HP brings scalable, high-performance storage solutions within reach of more midsized businesses ...

New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers ...

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing ...

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels ...

NVIDIA unveils Digits DevBox supercomputer aimed at researchers ...

Brookhaven presents Big Data pilot projects at Supercomputing Conference ...

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling ...

Use of reclaimed water fuels decrease at Los Alamos ...

HP helps small businesses gain a competitive edge with new compute platforms ...

Data structures influence speed of quantum search in unexpected ways ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2015-03-23

Special

At the Cloud Plugfest December 2014 in London,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview David Chadwick, University of Kent. For the last couple of years, he and his team have been working on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack and making sure that OpenStack can basically talk any number of federation protocols and manage users from any number of IDPs and ultimately give them access to OpenStack resources. Read further...
At the Cloud Plugfest December 2014 in London,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Craig Lee, a senior scientist in the Computer Systems Research Department at the Aerospace Corporation. His interest lies in Cloud federation management, and more specifically general federation management because the value of a federation will really depend on a number of things that you can essentially hook up together. Besides just being able to manage a Cloud infrastructure you have to be able to manage the federation of any kind of resource at the application level of any kind of service level. Craig Lee thinks this is really going to be a core area. The more things you can federate the bigger the value of your federation will be. This is the goal that Craig Lee is pursuing by attending the Cloud Plugfest. Read further...

The Cloud

EGI.eu is looking for an Operations Officer to join the EGI.eu team based in Amsterdam. The Operations Officer will contribute to the coordination of the daily operations of the EGI Cloud and High Throughput Computing infrastructure federating more than 530,000 CPU cores, 200 PB of on-line storage and 300 PB of tape storage. The Operations Officer will work as part of the EGI.eu operations team, and in collaboration with a worldwide network of operations teams and data and computing centres operating at national level. The Operations Officer will also help steering the technical development of the EGI platforms, collecting technical and policy requirements and contributing to the piloting of new AAI and Cloud services. The deadline for applications is 3 April 2015, 17:00 CET. Read further...
VMware Inc. has made available the industry's first unified platform for the hybrid Cloud featuring VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware Virtual SAN 6, VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, VMware vCloud Suite 6, and VMware vSphere with Operations Management 6. Read further...
VMware Inc., a global expert in virtualization and Cloud infrastructure, has expanded VMware vCloud Air in Europe with the general availability of service in Frankfurt, Germany. Complementing VMware's UK location and the vCloud Air Network of service providers, the new VMware-operated German data centre provides customers with a Central European location that helps to address German and EU compliance and data protection regulations, while enabling them to take advantage of VMware's enterprise-class Cloud. Read further...
HP Enterprise Services Ltd has been selected by international express delivery services company TNT to help achieve its goal of delivering the perfect customer transaction. Under the six-year contract, HP will support TNT's business by consolidating and virtualizing its IT infrastructure and moving some functions to an HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud environment. As a result of simplifying the business model, standardising the technical landscape and providing flexible service levels, HP will enable TNT to keep pace with changing market conditions. Read further...

EuroFlash

World-renowned for automotive quality and safety, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz cars are also highly innovative. To share the inside story, Dr. Jürgen Kohler, the head of NVH CAE and Vehicle Concepts at Daimler AG, will talk about "High-Performance Computing - Highly Efficient Development - Mercedes-Benz Cars" at the opening keynote at this year's ISC High Performance conference. The event will be held July 12-16, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany. Read further...
Allinea Software has hightlighted new additions to Allinea Forge, its suite of debugging and performance tools in the NVIDIA GTC 2015 with the arrival of CUDA 7 support in its debugger and integrated GPU utilization measurement in its performance profiler and analysis tools. Read further...
The C, C++ and F90 debugger Allinea DDT is now available for the OpenPOWER POWER8 architecture - marking a significant arrival in the ecosystem for developers on the platform. Read further...
Phase I of the PRACE Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) was completed on 9 March 2015. PRACE started this pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to obtain R&D services which should result in future PRACE HPC systems to become more energy efficient. Read further...
Research has demonstrated laser control of quantum states in an ordinary silicon wafer and observation of these states via a conventional electrical measurement. The findings - published in the journalNature Communicationsby a UK-Dutch-Swiss team from the University of Surrey, University College London, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, the Radboud University in Nijmegen, and ETH Zürich/EPF Lausanne/Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland - mark a crucial step towards future quantum technologies, which promise to deliver secure communications and superfast computing applications. Read further...

USFlash

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, are the recipient of NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award for their collaborative work in developing an accelerated GPU (graphics processing unit) code to simulate earthquake physics necessary for safer building design. Read further...
A recently published global genome study that used the data-intensive Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at the University of California, San Diego, has researchers rethinking how avian lineages diverged after the extinction of the dinosaurs. Read further...
Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have described for the first time the molecular mechanism of cancer development caused by well-known "resistance" mutations in the gene called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology, and green computing has debuted its new 1U 4x GPU SuperServer platform at the NVIDIA 2015 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California. Read further...
HP has introduced new storage offerings with low-cost ways to accelerate applications, including the most affordable solid state drive (SSD) read-caching solution from a major vendor with SSD options for HP MSA Storage starting at $1,599. For customers looking at hybrid flash storage, HP is now offering a new HP StoreVirtual Storage system which is 12 times faster than an equivalently priced spinning media array. Additionally, HP is now helping customers protect data with a more scalable HP StoreOnce Backup appliance and new HP StoreEasy Storage file serving appliances that include software for disaster recovery and Cloud back-up. Read further...
From computers, tablets, and smartphones to cars, homes, and public transportation, our world is more digitally connected every day. The technology required to support the exchange of massive quantities of data is critical. That's why scientists and engineers are intent on developing faster computing units capable of supporting much larger amounts of data transfer and data processing. Read further...
A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible, while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact. The work, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) and at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and published in the journalOptics Express, introduces a more effective way to transmit data rapidly on electronic circuit boards by using light. Read further...
One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers. Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants. Read further...
NVIDIA has launched its own computing solution aimed at deep-learning researchers at the GPU Technology Conference. Called Digits DevBox, the system includes four Titan X GPUs in quad-SLI, making it the most powerful configuration of GPU hardware in a single PC available today. Read further...
As the precision, energy, and output of scientific instruments such as particle colliders, light sources, and microscopes increases, so does the volume and complexity of data generated. Scientists confronting this high-tech version of "information overload" are faced with choices about which data to capture, share, and analyze to extract the pieces essential to new discoveries. High-performance computing (HPC) architectures have played an essential role in sorting the wheat from the chaff, with new strategies evolving to make optimal use of these resources and accelerate the pace of discovery in the world of ever-increasing data demands. Read further...
International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have jointly developed a high-resolution tsunami model, able to run on a supercomputer, and based on Tohoku University's existing TUNAMI-N2 simulation model, which is in widespread use internationally. For this project, IRIDeS prepared the model to perform high-resolution calculations, and Fujitsu Laboratories implemented methods for high-efficiency parallelization. Read further...
Los Alamos National Laboratory decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool a supercomputing centre. Read further...
HP has expanded its Compute portfolio with new HP ProLiant Gen9 Tower servers designed to provide small businesses on a budget the right balance of performance, efficiency and manageability to drive business outcomes. Read further...
Using the quantum property of superposition, quantum computers will be able to find target items within large piles of data far faster than conventional computers ever could. But the speed of the search will likely depend on the structure of the data. Such a search would proceed as a quantum particle jumps from one node of a connected set of data to another. Intuition says that the search would be fastest in a highly connected database. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2015-03-23

Special

University of Kent team to work on protocol independent federated identity management in OpenStack ...

From Cloud federation to general federation management ...

The Cloud

EGI.eu is looking for an Operations Officer ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware Virtual SAN 6 ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vCloud Air in Germany ...

HP helps TNT future-proof business through IT transformation ...

EuroFlash

ISC 2015 keynotes focus on latest innovation and future challenges ...

Allinea releases CUDA 7 debugging support and extends performance tools to CUDA ...

Allinea delivers OpenPOWER debugging ...

PRACE completes first phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Superfast computers a step closer as a silicon chip's quantum capabilities are improved ...

USFlash

SDSC researchers win NVIDIA's 2015 Global Impact Award ...

Researchers rethink how our feathered friends evolved ...

SDSC/UCSD study uncovers mechanisms of cancer-causing mutations ...

Supermicro debuts new NVIDIA Tesla GPU SuperServers optimized for extreme parallel computing ...

HP brings scalable, high-performance storage solutions within reach of more midsized businesses ...

New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers ...

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing ...

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels ...

NVIDIA unveils Digits DevBox supercomputer aimed at researchers ...

Brookhaven presents Big Data pilot projects at Supercomputing Conference ...

Tohoku University and Fujitsu succeed in real-time flood analysis using supercomputer-based high-resolution tsunami modelling ...

Use of reclaimed water fuels decrease at Los Alamos ...

HP helps small businesses gain a competitive edge with new compute platforms ...

Data structures influence speed of quantum search in unexpected ways ...