Primeur weekly 2015-06-29

Special

The Exascale Challenge and its Impact on All of Us - Interview Erwin Laure director PDC ...

Crowd computing

Distributed technique for power 'scheduling' advances smart grid concept ...

Focus on Europe

EXASOL becomes the first MPP analytic database available in Microsoft Azure ...

22 million euro for supercomputer in Aachen ...

Comsol Multiphysics GmbH supports this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt as Bronze Sponsor ...

Middleware

Bright Computing welcomes Clemens Engler as Director, Business Development, EMEA ...

Altair announces keynote presentations for the 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris ...

Dell Software furthers all-data approach to information management with updates to Toad family of database solutions ...

Altair announces PBS Professional 13.0 general availability ...

Hardware

Dell delivers high-performance computing to all organisations with new PowerEdge C-series platform ...

Supermicro announces Open Source solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ceph and OpenStack at Red Hat Summit ...

IBM storage named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances ...

Applications

New NASA supercomputer model shows planet making waves in nearby debris disk ...

NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs ...

Western Australia's Public Transport Authority enhances public safety with integrated video surveillance system powered by DDN ...

EARTHSERVER: Big Earth Data at your fingertips becomes a reality ...

New light in terahertz window ...

IBM and Bon Appétit serve up Chef Watson for all ...

Caterpillar expands relationship with NCSA for hosting realistic simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM and Box forge global partnership to transform work in the Cloud ...

IBM brings one of the world's largest networks of more than a billion law enforcement shareable documents to the Cloud ...

Oracle extends world's most comprehensive enterprise Cloud portfolio ...

IBM delivers Docker based container services for enterprise Cloud application developers ...

New Oracle data centre in Brazil equips Latin American companies to transform their business with Oracle Cloud ...

IBM Studio - Groningen to create data-driven digital experiences for clients ...

Partners rapidly pivot to the Cloud with Oracle ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2015-06-29

Special

At the Baltic HPC and Cloud Conference in Riga, Latvia, held on June 4, 2015,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to interview Erwin Laure, Professor in Computer Science and Director of PDC at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden about the Exascale challenge. At the conference, the latest developments in HPC in the Baltic area were discussed. Sweden as a neighbouring country of the Baltic region is highly interested in these developments. Read further...

Crowd computing

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for "scheduling" energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced and stored by both conventional and renewable sources. Read further...

Focus on Europe

EXASOL's high performance in-memory analytic database is now available in Microsoft Azure, facilitating greater access to fast, flexible and cost-effective data analytics to help businesses secure actionable data insights that drive profit. Companies can now get started with analytics within a few minutes to accelerate BI and reporting projects at the touch of a button and at a price that matches their budgets. Read further...
The Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and States has spoken in favour of funding a supercomputer at RWTH Aachen. The University is to receive almost 22 million euro for the installation of a supercomputer for the Cluster Aix-la-Chapelle, Claix for short. Read further...
Comsol Multiphysics GmbH will support this year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany as a Bronze Sponsor. The ISC is Europe's leading event for high performance computing, networking, and storage and will take place July 13-16. At Booth 929, Comsol will present its HPC solutions for multiphysics simulation. Along with its flagship software, COMSOL Multiphysics, the company will highlight the new Application Builder and COMSOL Server products which make HPC-simulation accessible to a broader public. The company will also introduce them to the audience in several presentations at Intel's presentation hub as well as in the exhibitor forum and the CAE pavilion. Read further...

Middleware

Clemens Engler has joined Bright Computing, an expert in high performance infrastructure management solutions for Cloud, Big Data and HPC, to lead business development across the regions of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Engler brings a wealth of enterprise experience to Bright, spanning research and development, marketing, partner development, as well as sales and sales management. Read further...
Altair has announced the keynote presentations for the 8th European Altair Technology Conference (ATC), which is being held at the Cité des Sciences in Paris, France, from September 29th - October 1st, 2015. The 2015 conference agenda will feature keynote presentations from Airbus, Alstom, Ford, Hyundai Kia Motor, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Nissan, RUAG, STELIA Aerospace, and Volkswagen, who will address advancements in electromagnetic simulation, multi-disciplinary optimization, design for additive manufacturing, topology optimization in the automotive and aerospace industries, and many others. Read further...
Dell Software has made a series of updates to its Toad family of database solutions that continues the company's focus on enabling customers to manage all data across all platforms. Unlike platform-specific approaches that propagate vendor lock-in, Dell's agnostic approach to data and database management enables customers to manage all of their data, no matter where - or on what platform - it resides. The latest round of updates to the Toad family of solutions enables customers to automate agile development practices, improve data preparation for analytics and reporting, and gain flexibility in selecting database platforms. Read further...
Altair has made available PBS Professional 13.0, the latest version of the market-leading software product for high-performance computing (HPC) workload management and job scheduling on clusters and supercomputers. The 13.0 version has been architected to meet the needs of companies looking to prepare for the move to exascale and is the largest release in PBS Professional's more than 20-year history as a commercial product. Its new features and capabilities include faster job launch, a comprehensive health check framework and scalability to millions of jobs per day. Read further...

Hardware

Dell continues to push the boundaries of high-performance computing (HPC) and Big Data by unveiling the PowerEdge C6320, the latest addition in its 13th generation Dell PowerEdge server portfolio. The PowerEdge C6320 delivers up to two times performance improvement on the leading HPC performance benchmark, and has the right mix of cost-efficient compute and storage in a compact, 2U chassis for HPC and hyper-converged solutions and appliances, allowing customers to meet demanding workload needs. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, has launched new initiatives with Red Hat to deliver Open Source optimized solutions across its portfolio of computing and storage platforms. Supermicro's expanding range of Red Hat solutions will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for open hybrid Cloud and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures. Read further...
Gartner has recognized IBM as a Leader in the June 15, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances. For this report, Gartner evaluated IBM Spectrum Protect, a data protection and recovery software, which is part of the company's software defined storage portfolio. Read further...

Applications

A new NASA supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris reveals that the planet's motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk, a phenomenon that causes collisions among the orbiting debris. Patterns in the collisions and the resulting dust appear to account for many observed features that previous research has been unable to fully explain. Read further...
A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light. Detecting this emission would provide astronomers with a new tool for understanding both black holes and the nature of dark matter, an elusive substance accounting for most of the mass of the universe that neither reflects, absorbs nor emits light. Read further...
To provide safe, reliable and flexible transportation for more than two million people in the metropolitan area of Perth, Australia, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has embraced a unique video surveillance data management approach powered by DataDirect Networks (DDN) storage to help safeguard the region's rail, bus and ferry services. Read further...
Pushing the boundaries of Big Earth Data processing, the EARTHSERVER project allows researchers access and analyse multi-dimensional data from a wide range of sources. The earth sciences, like geology, oceanography and astronomy, generate vast quantities of Big Data. Yet, without the right tools scientists either drown in this sea of Big Earth Data or it sits in an archive, barely used. The vision of the EARTHSERVER project is to offer researchers 'Big Earth Data at your fingertips' so that they can access and manipulate enormous data sets with just a few mouseclicks. Read further...
The terahertz range is one of the last sections of the electromagnetic spectrum - which extends from radio waves through optical applications right up to X-ray radiation - that is still rarely used in everyday life. The radiation is difficult to generate and until now this was only possible to a limited extent. Yet, it has the potential for numerous applications. InPhysical Review Letters, scientists at Jülich together with their international partners present a new concept that uses short-pulse lasers to expand the capabilities of terahertz sources currently being developed. An important part was played by calculations performed on Jülich's supercomputer JUQUEEN. Read further...
IBM and Bon Appétit's one-of-a-kind Chef Watson cognitive computing cooking app is now open to anyone interested in expanding his or her imagination in the kitchen. The web app is one of many ways that IBM is demonstrating how cognitive computing systems can help amplify human creativity. Read further...
Caterpillar Inc. will collaborate with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct high-performance computing (HPC) projects focused on more realistic simulations that can lead to improved product designs. Read further...

The Cloud

IBM and Box have signed a global partnership that will combine the best-in-class technologies and resources of both companies to transform work in the Cloud. Together, the companies plan to integrate their existing products and services and develop new, innovative solutions targeted across industries and professions ranging from medical teams working on complex cases to individuals negotiating consumer loans by mobile phone to engineers and researchers identifying patterns in patents, reports and academic journals. Read further...
IBM is enabling law enforcement agencies of any size to access one of the world's largest networks of law enforcement data comprising more than a billion shareable documents from the Cloud. IBM i2 COPLINK on Cloud applies analytics to vast quantities of data to help officials piece together seemingly unrelated information and generate investigative case leads. Read further...
At a live event, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison has introduced new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform, a comprehensive, integrated suite of services that make it easier for developers, IT professionals, business users and analysts to build, extend and integrate Cloud applications. Read further...
IBM has delivered industry leading enterprise class containers, that make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments. Containers give developers flexibility to build once and move applications without the need to rewrite or redeploy their code. IBM Containers, based on Docker and built on Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service, provide a more efficient environment that enables faster integration and access to analytics, Big Data and security services. Enterprises will now be able to use the combination of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack to create a new generation of portable distributed applications. Read further...
Oracle is committed to helping companies throughout Latin America embrace Cloud computing to reduce IT complexities and boost productivity. As part of this effort, Oracle plans to open its new data centre in Campinas, São Paulo in August of this year. Read further...
IBM has opened IBM Studio Groningen, where IBM design, digital and industry experts will work with clients to help them engage with their customers using Big Data, mobile, Cloud and social innovations. Located in the IBM Services Center in Groningen, the studio will be the hub of IBM Design in the Netherlands and will host local teams from IBM Interactive Experience, the largest digital agency in the world. It will be a space for clients in industries such as automotive, financial services and retail to work side-by-side with IBM consultants and experience design experts to analyze business challenges and integrate next-generation technologies to create more personalized digital experiences. Read further...
Oracle has welcomed partners from around the globe to its annual Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) kickoff. At the live, virtual event, OPN outlined how it will continue to work with its partner community to help them thrive in the Cloud with Oracle in fiscal year 2016. Helping partners capitalize on this opportunity, the company outlined a number of new incentive, training and enablement resources. Read further...

Primeur weekly 2015-06-29

Special

The Exascale Challenge and its Impact on All of Us - Interview Erwin Laure director PDC ...

Crowd computing

Distributed technique for power 'scheduling' advances smart grid concept ...

Focus on Europe

EXASOL becomes the first MPP analytic database available in Microsoft Azure ...

22 million euro for supercomputer in Aachen ...

Comsol Multiphysics GmbH supports this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt as Bronze Sponsor ...

Middleware

Bright Computing welcomes Clemens Engler as Director, Business Development, EMEA ...

Altair announces keynote presentations for the 8th European Altair Technology Conference in Paris ...

Dell Software furthers all-data approach to information management with updates to Toad family of database solutions ...

Altair announces PBS Professional 13.0 general availability ...

Hardware

Dell delivers high-performance computing to all organisations with new PowerEdge C-series platform ...

Supermicro announces Open Source solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ceph and OpenStack at Red Hat Summit ...

IBM storage named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances ...

Applications

New NASA supercomputer model shows planet making waves in nearby debris disk ...

NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs ...

Western Australia's Public Transport Authority enhances public safety with integrated video surveillance system powered by DDN ...

EARTHSERVER: Big Earth Data at your fingertips becomes a reality ...

New light in terahertz window ...

IBM and Bon Appétit serve up Chef Watson for all ...

Caterpillar expands relationship with NCSA for hosting realistic simulations ...

The Cloud

IBM and Box forge global partnership to transform work in the Cloud ...

IBM brings one of the world's largest networks of more than a billion law enforcement shareable documents to the Cloud ...

Oracle extends world's most comprehensive enterprise Cloud portfolio ...

IBM delivers Docker based container services for enterprise Cloud application developers ...

New Oracle data centre in Brazil equips Latin American companies to transform their business with Oracle Cloud ...

IBM Studio - Groningen to create data-driven digital experiences for clients ...

Partners rapidly pivot to the Cloud with Oracle ...