Primeur weekly 2015-05-18

The Cloud

Bright Computing to release new OpenStack distribution at the OpenStack Summit ...

IBM's silicon photonics technology ready to speed up Cloud and Big Data applications ...

Supermicro debuts new X10 3U MicroCloud with 8x hot-plug server nodes supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family ...

Oracle collaborates with Mirantis to bring Database as a Service powered by Oracle Multitenant to OpenStack-based private Clouds ...

New Zealand Ministry of Health selects IBM Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Altair PBS Professional to manage workload for Met Office supercomputer ...

Welding simulation now offered by GeonX through the Altair Partner Alliance ...

New data centre and new supercomputer for TU Dresden strengthen research in Saxony ...

Bright Computing signs partnership agreement with NTS Africa to drive adoption of infrastructure management ...

Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant ...

Quantum 'gruyères' for spintronics of the future ...

USFlash

Harper Government in Canada invests in leading-edge technologies to advance market growth and commercialization ...

Indiana University gets NSF grant of nearly $9 million to improve international research networks ...

Chombo-Crunch sinks its teeth into fluid dynamics ...

Cray installs India's first petaflop supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Science ...

Lopsided Star Explosion Holds the Key to Other Supernova Mysteries ...

Center for Computational Research at University at Buffalo receives $9 million award to improve tool that maximizes supercomputing performance ...

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia ...

HP to help drive Aimia's globalization and business expansion through new IT services ...

Supermicro launches new high end 4-way SuperServer solutions supporting up to 6TB in 96x DDR4 DIMMs ...

More businesses are turning to Watson Analytics for fast access to strategic insights ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2015-05-18

The Cloud

Bright Computing will release Bright OpenStack, its newest product offering, at the OpenStack Summit. Bright Computing will be in booth T69 at the Summit, taking place May 18-22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Visitors to the booth can learn more about how Bright OpenStack makes it easy to deploy, use, and maintain an OpenStack private Cloud. Read further...
IBM has achieved a significant milestone in the development of silicon photonics technology, which enables silicon chips to use pulses of light instead of electrical signals over wires to move data at rapid speeds and longer distances in future computing systems. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, debuts a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution, SYS-5038MR-H8TRF, supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 - up to 145W TDP - optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments. Read further...
Ahead of the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, Oracle signed a collaboration with Mirantis to enable Oracle Solaris and Mirantis OpenStack users to accelerate application and database provisioning in private Cloud environments via Murano, the application project in the OpenStack ecosystem. This effort brings Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Multitenant deployed on Oracle Solaris to Murano - the first Oracle Cloud-ready products to be available in the catalogue. Read further...
The New Zealand Ministry of Health has adopted IBM's government Cloud service to meet its all-of-government requirements to operate an onshore Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. New Zealand's Ministry of Health, the government's principal policy advisor on health and disability, manages an infrastructure that supports internal IT systems as well as national health systems. These include the National Health Payment System, which processes transactions for pharmacy and health care providers, and the National Health Index database, used to help with the planning, coordination and provisioning of services across the country. Read further...

EuroFlash

Altair's workload management product for HPC, PBS Professional, has been selected to manage workload for the Cray supercomputing system being installed by the Met Office, the British government's national weather service. Read further...
GeonX S.A. has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), bringing access to Virfac, a welding simulation software, to HyperWorks users. Virfac provides quality predictions for manufactured parts with the ability to improve product lifespan and design before any prototype is required. Read further...
The Technische Universität Dresden in Germany inaugurated on May 13, 2015, the building of its new data centre and the new supercomputer, both of which have been designed to the highest standards. Notable guests of the inauguration included Mr. Stanislaw Tillich, Minister President of Saxony and Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister for Education and Research. Also, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, Saxon Minister for Science and Art, and numerous other guests from politics, science, and industry attended the inauguration ceremony. Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode, Chairman of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, emphasized in his speech the importance of this investment for the area of Saxony. Read further...
Bright Computing, an expert in high performance infrastructure management solutions for Cloud, Big Data and HPC, has signed a partnership with NTS Africa, a company that provides clients with advanced technology and integrated IT solutions. Read further...
Peter Lodahl, professor and head of the Quantum Photonics research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has received a large and prestigious grant from the European Research Council, the ERC Advanced Grant. The grant of just over 18.6 million kroner (2.5 million euro) has a duration of five years and is for the project: Scalable Quantum Photonic Networks. Read further...
They are 'strange' materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have properties that make them excellent candidates for the development of spintronics ('spin-based electronics') and more in general quantum computing. However, they are also elusive as their properties are extremely difficult to observe. Now a SISSA study, published inPhysical Review Letters, proposes a new family of materials whose topological state can be directly observed experimentally, thus simplifying things for researchers. Read further...

USFlash

FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear has secured an investment of up to $20-million that will advance the commercialization of new products and services in key growth sectors. The Minister made the announcement at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference prior to a High Performance Computing session that included a panel discussion on Big Data and Analytics. The discussions also highlighted some of the initiatives of the Economic Action Plan 2015, including renewed support for innovation, small business growth and additional investments to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Read further...
Two new National Science Foundation grants to Indiana University (IU) - totaling $8.6 million - call on long-standing expertise to manage and analyze the networks that power the agency's international research and education collaborations. Indiana University has now earned more than $13 million in NSF international networking awards this year. Read further...
For more than a decade, mathematicians and computational scientists have been collaborating with earth scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to break new ground in the modelling of complex flows in energy and oil and gas applications. Their work has yielded a high-performance computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and reactive transport code dubbed "Chombo-Crunch" that could enhance efforts to develop carbon sequestration as a way to address the Earth's growing carbon dioxide challenges. It could also lead to new safety measures in the oil and gas industry and aerospace engineering. Read further...
The Supercomputing Education and Research Center (SERC) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India has put a new Cray XC40 supercomputer into production. With more than 1.4 petaflops of compute performance, the Cray supercomputer nick-named "SahasraT" at SERC is the first petaflop system in India. Read further...
New observations of a recently exploded star are confirming supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech that the deaths of stellar giants are lopsided affairs in which debris and the stars' cores hurtle off in opposite directions. Read further...
NSF has awarded UB a new five-year, $9 million grant - "The XD Metrics Service (XMS) for High Performance Computing (HPC)" - to improve the tool XD Metrics on Demand (XDMoD), a tool that monitors the performance of NSF's supercomputers and the software programmes that run on them. Read further...
A new work based on 3D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia. Researchers from China, Canada, and the U.S. worked together to publish their results in March 2015 in theAmerican Geophysical Union Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth. Read further...
HP has been selected by data driven marketing and loyalty analytics company Aimia to help achieve its goal of delivering more agile, secure and scalable environments for both internal and client facing IT operations. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc. has launched its new line of 4U 4-Way SuperServers powered by the new Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families featuring "Haswell-EX" 18-core processor performance. Supermicro's new 4U quad processor systems support up to 6TB of DDR3 or DDR4 ECC RDIMMs/LRDIMMs and are optimized for large scale mission critical in-memory computing, virtualization, ERP/CRM, Financial Analysis applications in Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud, and HPC environments. Read further...
Organisations of all shapes and sizes are turning to Watson Analytics, IBM's Cloud-based analytics service, for fast, accurate and actionable insights into business operations. From Legends, a premiere hospitality and planning services firm, to Mueller Inc., a manufacturer of steel buildings and metal roofs, organisations are leveraging Watson Analytics to improve business processes and customer engagement, while better understanding fluctuating business dynamics caused by sales, marketing, and even weather. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2015-05-18

The Cloud

Bright Computing to release new OpenStack distribution at the OpenStack Summit ...

IBM's silicon photonics technology ready to speed up Cloud and Big Data applications ...

Supermicro debuts new X10 3U MicroCloud with 8x hot-plug server nodes supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family ...

Oracle collaborates with Mirantis to bring Database as a Service powered by Oracle Multitenant to OpenStack-based private Clouds ...

New Zealand Ministry of Health selects IBM Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Altair PBS Professional to manage workload for Met Office supercomputer ...

Welding simulation now offered by GeonX through the Altair Partner Alliance ...

New data centre and new supercomputer for TU Dresden strengthen research in Saxony ...

Bright Computing signs partnership agreement with NTS Africa to drive adoption of infrastructure management ...

Peter Lodahl receives prestigious ERC Advanced Grant ...

Quantum 'gruyères' for spintronics of the future ...

USFlash

Harper Government in Canada invests in leading-edge technologies to advance market growth and commercialization ...

Indiana University gets NSF grant of nearly $9 million to improve international research networks ...

Chombo-Crunch sinks its teeth into fluid dynamics ...

Cray installs India's first petaflop supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Science ...

Lopsided Star Explosion Holds the Key to Other Supernova Mysteries ...

Center for Computational Research at University at Buffalo receives $9 million award to improve tool that maximizes supercomputing performance ...

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia ...

HP to help drive Aimia's globalization and business expansion through new IT services ...

Supermicro launches new high end 4-way SuperServer solutions supporting up to 6TB in 96x DDR4 DIMMs ...

More businesses are turning to Watson Analytics for fast access to strategic insights ...